Online course

Recovery, Reconstruction and Reconciliation

Evaluate perspectives of recovery within and between communities and practitioners.

Recovery, Reconstruction and Reconciliation

  • 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

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?

El Parker

El Parker

Principal Lecturer in Disaster Management, 18 years experience working internationally and in the UK. Teaching and research interests in risk, resilience, climate change and community engagement

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.