Build Back Better Tool for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction (2018)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Other
- Documents and Posters 
AuthorsNeeraj, Shankarshow all
Recovering community after a disaster can be a challenging task for stakeholders involved in the recovery process. Build Back Better (BBB) concepts considers disasters as an opportunity to recover, reconstruct and rehabilitate by integrating disaster risk reduction measures to restore physical, social, and economic and environmental aspects of a community. Hence, BBB can be used as a starting point to develop recommendations to improve the applicability of BBB concepts in the areas of risk reduction, community recovery and effective implementation. Guidelines for Many guidelines and approaches are proposed which often create confusion among the stakeholders involved in the restoration process. A holistic BBB framework is developed to avoid confusion and helps stakeholders to determine solutions for previously overlooked but commonly encountered issues during post-disaster reconstruction and recovery planning. To make things easier for stakeholders a BBB tool with indicators derived from BBB framework is developed to assess the resilience of a community. The developed tool is a straightforward, a non-prescriptive ideal assessment tool which can also be used for planning and implementing post-disaster recovery and reconstruction activities. This tool can be tailored according to the needs of stakeholders as well as it identifies the areas that to be improved in ongoing recovery activities by providing feedback.