Community Preparedness and Resilience in a Coastal Community on Mannar Island, 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:

Sri Lanka has experienced many types of natural disasters, and the country’s Disaster Management Centre has taken various steps to mitigate such events. Many organizations are involved in disaster preparedness activities at provincial, district, and village levels, but there are gaps in certain districts and communities. This study focused on the community living along the coastal belt of Mannar Island, which is vulnerable to coastal hazards including flash floods, storm surges/tidal waves, tsunamis, and sea level rise. It was critical to evaluate the community’s preparedness to respond to possible hazards and their resilience to disasters.

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.

Related Resources

Report
02 Jul 2015
The report of the Second REd Cross National Disaster Resilience Roundtable, focusing on the role of not for profits in emergency management.
Tags: Report, Resilience
Report
20 Oct 2013
With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) brought together more than 40 participants from eight Red Cross/Red Crescent ...
Tags: Report, Urban Risk Reduction
Awareness material, Video
01 Jul 2015
Seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems.  See the links below to see an extended summary of the book and to visit the Stockholm Resilience Center’s website. Stockholm Resilience Center, Applying resilience thinki...
Tags: Awareness material, Video, Resilience