WIT Press


Capacity Empowerment And Building: Integrated Recovery Management Framework In China

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DMAN090271

Volume

110

Pages

11

Published

2009

Size

1,882 kb

Author(s)

Y. Chang, S. Wilkinson, E. Seville & R. Potangaroa

Abstract

Post-disaster recovery and reconstruction is one of the most complex yet challenging tasks confronting human societies. The responsive and decisive recovery efforts made in the aftermath of \“5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake” have gained China worldwide recognition. On a basis of field-based surveys, this paper reviews the approaches that authorities in China have utilized for post- Wenchuan earthquake recovery and reconstruction. This paper brings into prominence the three essential elements, being strategic; institutional; and executive; which made effective recovery capability empowerment and implementation possible. Further an overall post-quake recovery management framework is developed to furnish a broad picture of the dynamic and multiagency recovery practice and the success of recovery work in the wake of \“5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake”. Keywords: Wenchuan earthquake, recovery, framework, lessons learned.

Keywords

Wenchuan earthquake, recovery, framework, lessons learned