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Recovery, Reconstruction and Reconciliation

Evaluate perspectives of recovery within and between communities and practitioners.

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Explore the recovery phase from a communities perspective

In this short course, we’ll look at the impact of disasters on various communities and how recovery needs can change over time.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore the role of volunteer groups and develop an understanding of the difference between spontaneous volunteers and those who want to help.

You’ll also have the chance to gain an understanding of post-disaster reconstruction in the recovery phase and the importance of memorialising.

What topics will you cover?

  • Support for short-term recovery
  • Long term impacts of disaster on communities
  • Stakeholders in recovery
  • The recovery and reconstruction phase
  • The value of memory and memorial

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore what recovery might mean to a community
  • Evaluate external approaches in supporting community recovery
  • Assess the role of reconstruction and rehabilitation as specific aspects of recovery

Who is the course for?

This course is for individuals looking to understand how recovery fits into disasters resilience and want to understand the role of reconstruction in recovery.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

I'm an Associate Lecturer at Coventry University Online and a current practitioner working in Emergency Planning for a large NHS Trust in the North West.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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