Disaster Resilient City Development Strategies – Phase II News

The Urban Development Authority and UN-Habitat jointly organise a workshop on Urban Resilience

16 September 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka: Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Urban Development officially declared open a workshop on ‘Urban Resilience’ organised jointly by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). The Secretary in his address highlighted the increasing importance of Urban Resilience, which enables cities ...

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UN-Habitat Launches Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Plans for Four Cities in the North and East with Funding from the Government of Australia

15 September 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Municipal Council of Akkaraipattu, Urban Councils of Vavuniya and Mannar and the Pradeshiya Sabha of Maritimepattu (Mullaitivu), officially launched the Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Plan for each City at the Water’s Edge in Battaramulla today. These Plans ...

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Government of Australia Supports Mannar Urban Council to Mitigate the Risk of Sea Water Intrusion in a Vulnerable Coastal Village

September 2014, Mannar, Sri Lanka: A ceremony to launch a disaster risk reduction project to mitigate sea water intrusion at Pallimunai East village in Mannar District was held on 17th September 2014 with the participation of senior district and local authority officials. This project has been identified as a priority disaster mitigation initiative by the ...

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UN-Habitat to Launch Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Plans for Four Cities in the North and East of Sri Lanka with funding from the Government of Australia

12 September 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka: Vavuniya The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with four cities, the Municipal Council of Akkaraipattu, Urban Councils of Vavuniya and Mannar and the Pradeshiya Sabha of Maritimepattu (Mullaitivu), will officially launch the Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Plan for each city on Monday, 15th September. The ...

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UN-Habitat Implements Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives in Mannar Town in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

May 2014, Mannar, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in collaboration with the Mannar Urban Council, is implementing a number of small scale Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) initiatives to assist communities cope with the adverse impacts of natural disasters through the Disaster Resilient City Development Strategies for four Cities in the Northern ...

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Training on Geographic Information Systems for Disaster Resilient Urban Planning for Local Authority Officers and Urban Planners

May 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in collaboration with the University of Moratuwa, conducted a training programme  on  Geographic Information Systems to facilitate Disaster Resilient Urban Planning for Urban Planners and  Local Authority Officers working in the planning sectors of four Sri Lankan cities. This programme is one of ...

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Disaster Resilient Urban Planning and Development Unit for Akkaraipattu Municipal Council

March 2014, Akkaraipattu, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in collaboration with the Akkaraipattu Municipal Council, officially opened the Disaster Resilient Urban Planning and Development Unit at the Akkaraipattu Municipal Council premises on 13 March 2014.The establishment of the Disaster Resilient Urban Planning and Development Units is a key component of the ...

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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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Australian Government Funding for Disaster Resilient Urban Planning and Development Units for Local Authorities in Mannar, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya

February 2014, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in collaboration with the local authorities of Mannar, Maritimepattu (Mullaitivu) and Vavuniya, ceremonially opened Disaster Resilient Urban Planning and Development Units in each local authority. Establishing the Disaster Resilient Urban Planning and Development Units is a key component of the Disaster Resilient ...

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Training Programme on Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction into Urban Planning and Development for Planning Officials in the North and East of Sri Lanka

16 December 2013, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in collaboration with Urban Development Authority (UDA) conducted a three day residential training programme on “Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into Urban Planning and Development” for Urban Planning and Local Authority officials in the North and East of Sri Lanka in December ...

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