Recovering from emergencies
Recovery is a complex and long running process that will involve many more agencies and participants than the response phase.
Recovery is defined as the process of rebuilding, restoring and rehabilitating the community following an emergency, but it is more than simply the replacement of what has been destroyed and the rehabilitation of those affected.
Local communities may also look upon an emergency as an opportunity to regenerate an area. Regeneration is about transformation and revitalisation.
The chapter sets out:
- key principles of planning for and undertaking recovery;
- the scope of recovery capability and activity;
- a framework for recovery;
- roles and responsibilities for various agencies and groups engaged in planning for and recovering from emergencies;
- suggested structures for those involved in managing recovery;
- processes for managing and co-ordinating the recovery phase;
- the transition between the response and recovery phase;
- the role and operation of the Recovery Coordinating Group;
- guidance on recovery funding;
- guidance on recovery reporting; and
- the evaluation and debrief process.