PLENARY SESSION: Recover and build back better in a context of increasing uncertainty and complexity of risk. Experiences and lessons learnt
In the last few years, the world has profoundly changed as have the opportunities for social, infrastructural, and economic recovery. The impacts of the pandemic have been compounded by other natural hazards, conflicts, and crises. This complex situation has set back efforts to reduce poverty, develop economies and achieve the SDGs.
The Americas and the Caribbean is one of the regions that has mobilized unprecedented resources to respond to and recover from the complex and interconnected set of threats. The challenge is to ensure that this mobilization is used as effectively as possible to improve recovery practices to build resilience to future hazards in a sustainable and inclusive manner.
The overall objective of this plenary session is to promote knowledge sharing and experience exchange to advance the practice of post disaster
Specific objectives are:
- To discuss how recovery opportunities and challenges have changed in the aftermath of the pandemic, and in light of other compounding natural, social and economic
- To identify opportunities for more sustainable, inclusive and resilient recovery.
seek how science and technology advancements can be further integrated into recovery process.