Institutional Arrangements for Post Disaster Recovery : Way Forward

October 1, 2010

Dialogue Report

Raheem ul Haque


The Centre for Public Policy & Governance (CPPG) in collaboration with the Urban Unit, Government of the Punjab held a policy dialogue on Post Disaster Recovery: A Brainstorming Session on the 23rd of September 2010. The dialogue entailed a free exchange of ideas among the various stakeholders including the representatives of Punjab Government, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), United Nations, International NGOs, Domestic NGOs, Academics, Farmers and civil society. The dialogue consisted of three sessions including Institutional Re-arrangement, Irrigation & Food Security and Rehabilitation & Town Planning. Deliberations led to a broad consensus among the participants that Institutional Arrangement was the key to any way forward, therefore this dimension of governance in post disaster recovery be given top priority.