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ISO 22393 Security and resilience — Community resilience — Recovery

This project will result in an International Standard that will provide 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 will 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”

The Project Team is currently developing the working draft of the standard. The project has been selected by ISO to participate in the trial of the new online standards authoring editor to create the working draft. Working Group 5 is responsible for this project and is looking for more experts with experience in recovery. The project team is also looking for liaison members from related standards committees or international associations. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact your National Standards Body.