Disaster Resilient City Development Strategies for Sri Lankan Cities News

Leadership Training for Community Leaders in Sri Lanka’s Disaster-Prone Areas by UN-Habitat and the Disaster Management Centre

March 2014, Kithulgala, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in collaboration with the Disaster Management Center (DMC), conducted two five-day outward bound leadership training programmes for representatives of the community level disaster management committees and local authority officials from Ratnapura, Balangoda, Kalmunai and Batticaloa. The training programmes, held from 17th – 21st ...

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The Government of Australia Supports Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives in Kalmunai Town, in Partnership with UN-Habitat

January 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Throughout the recent past, an increase in localized disasters in Sri Lanka has resulted in the need for improved disaster preparedness and response capacity at the Local Government level. Responding to this need, the Disaster Resilient City Development Strategies for Sri Lankan Cities Project, funded by the Government of Australia, ...

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UN-Habitat Launches Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Preparedness Plans for the Cities of Balangoda, Batticaloa, Ratnapura and Kalmunai

21 October 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in partnership with the Municipal Councils of Ratnapura, Batticaloa and Kalmunai and the Urban Council of Balangoda officially launched the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Preparedness Plans for each City at the BMICH in Colombo today. The four DRR and Preparedness Plans ...

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Training on Disaster Management Information Systems for Local Authority Officials

14 March 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: A training programme on “Disaster Management Information Systems” was held in Colombo recently for Local Authority Officials, and Urban Planners of Balangoda and Ratnapura cities. This training programme was a key output of the project ‘Disaster Resilient City Development Strategies for Sri Lankan Cities’ funded by the Government of ...

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Disaster Risk Reduction Unit for Kalmunai Municipal Council

December 17, 2012, Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Unit of the Kalmunai Municipal Council was ceremonially opened on 17th December by the Hon. Mayor of Kalmunai, Dr. M. Siraz Meerasahib. UN-Habitat Programme Manager, Laxman Perera, DRR Project Manager, Indu Weerasoori, Municipal Commissioner, J. Liyakath Ali, Council members, senior Government and Local Authority ...

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Supporting Disaster Resilient Construction in Sri Lanka’s Coastal Areas

November 2012, Batticaloa and Kalmunai, Eastern province Sri Lanka. Two awareness workshops on “Best Practices for Disaster Resilient Constructions in Coastal Areas” for local contractors, masons, carpenters and members of the Rural Development Society (RDS) were held in the cities of Kalmunai and Batticaloa recently. This is a key output of the project ‘Disaster Resilient ...

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Workshop on Disaster Resilient Practices for Constructions in Hilly Areas

October 2012, Balangoda, Sri Lanka. An awareness programme on “Disaster Resilient Practices for sustainable constructions” for local government officers, technical personnel and the general public was held in Balangoda recently. The workshop is a key output of the project ‘Disaster Resilient City Development Strategies for Sri Lankan Cities’ funded by the Government of Australia, being ...

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Rehabilitation and Flood Mitigation of “Dorawela Oya” in Balangoda Town Commences with Community Participation

15th August 2012, Balangoda, Sri Lanka: The rehabilitation of Dorawela Oya (stream) in Balangoda town commenced on Thursday 15th August 2012 with a community driven “Shramadana” (clean-up operation). The rehabilitation of the polluted “Dorawela Oya” stream, which is an important water source for Balangoda town, is a key initiative under the project “Disaster Resilient City ...

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