Country: Sri Lanka

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in Sri LankaDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Damage and losses statistics from Disaster Information Management SystemsDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/lkaRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Sri Lanka

COVID-19: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience and its Framework

The Asia Pacific Disaster Resilience Centre invites the 2nd International Forum and Disaster Resilience on the topic: “COVID-19: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience and its Framework” Date: 3 July 2020 Time: 13:00 – 18h30 (GMT+9, Seoul Time) Connection: https://event.voiceboxer.com/event/rcnbtr/login      

Asian Pacific Urban Resilience Hub – Resources

The Asian Pacific Urban Resilience Hub develops guidance material, case studies, and reports to help National Societies in the region to be prepared.  Find the latest resources in the following list: Building resilience in Asia and the Pacific (2010) The IFRC Road Map to community resilience (2017)  Asian Pacific Urban Resilience Hub https://preparecenter.org/activities/asian-pacific-urban-community-resilience-hub#overlay-context=resources/asian-pacific-urban-resilience-hub-resources

WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018

The World Metereological Organization (WMO) marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate, which was first issued in 1194. The 2019 edition treating data for 2018 marks sustained international efforts dedicated to reporting on, analysing and understanding the year-to-year variations and long-term trends of a changing climate. Some …

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Communicating Climate Change: A Practitioner’s Guide

Climate & Development Knowledge Network’s (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide’s geographic focus is on climate communications in the Global South and draws from CDKN’s …

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Preparedness for Effective Response

Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cyclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver’s seat to construct a work-plan that, when implemented, will strengthen its …

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Urban Resilience and Children’s Rights

This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the theme of ‘Child Centered Disaster Management Planning in India.’ As widespread poverty and climate change exacerbate the risk of disasters on children, it is time to embed corrective policy mechanisms that protect children against such risks. State and district disaster management plans are the instruments through which this …

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Disaster Response: DEWN – Dialog’s Disaster and Emergency Warning Network

On December 26th 2014, the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Sri Lankan Mobile Network Operator Dialog unveiled version 2 of is Disaster and Emergency Warning Network; DEWN v2. Developed in the aftermath of the 2004 disaster, DEWN v1 utilised the growing mobile penetration rates in the country and built a system to fully …

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Technology Intervention and Policy Impact for DRR, Nilwala River, Sri Lanka, 2014, University of Peradeniya

This reports highlights the findings from a research project conducted by the University of Peradeniya in response to the ‘Preparedness and Resilience Research’ small grants program (Phase I) implemented by Response 2 Resilience Institute and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center.  Abstract:   Pilot studies were conducted in the Ambagahawela paddy track of the Nilwala basin in southern Sri Lanka …

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Impact Assessments of Distribution of Government Funds for House Damages in Five Selected Districts of Sri Lanka, 2014, University of Peradeniya

This reports highlights the findings from a research project conducted by University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in response to the ‘Preparedness and Resilience Research’ small grants program (Phase I) implemented by Response 2 Resilience Institute and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center.  Abstract: The Government of Sri Lanka spends a considerable amount of development funds for the reconstruction of houses …

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