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ISO 22393 Security and resilience — Community resilience — Guidelines for planning recovery and renewal

This International Standard provides a framework for how to assess the impacts of a crisis on communities, and address these by developing short-term recovery actions and designing ambitious renewal initiatives. In terms of what needs to be recovered and renewed, this document focus on the people who have been affected by the crisis, the places where the impact and response has happened, and the processes that have been configured to meet the needs of the response. Key to addressing the people, places and processes is the need to establish the right partnerships to support recovery and acknowledge the emerging power relations to ensure that meaningful recovery and renewal can happen.

Professor Duncan Shaw (United Kingdom), convenor of WG5 and project leader responsible for the development of 22393 explains:Duncan Shaw

“Civic leaders and organizations need to prepare to think about recovery strategies from early on in the crisis to understand its major effects on the community. What short- and longer-term recovery aims to establish is a new way of life that, in some ways, might resemble life before the crisis but that is also adapted to, and conditioned by, the crisis that has passed - building on lessons learned through the crisis”

ISO 22393:2023, Security and resilience - Community resilience - Guidelines for planning recory and renewal, is available from ISO national member institutes. It may also be obtained directly from the ISO Central Secretariat, respectively through the ISO Store or by contacting the Marketing, Communication & Information department.