Multi Hazard Early Warning Systems and Evacuation Planning

Amaratunga, D. (Panelist)

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Description

The panel discussion will support a joint project between Europe and Asia that has been working since February 2017 to foster regional cooperation for more effective multi-hazard early warning and increased disaster resilience among coastal communities. CABARET, a project funded by the European Union under their Erasmus+ programme, is a consortium of 15 Higher Education institutions from Bulgaria, Indonesia, Latvia, the Maldives, Malta, Myanmar, the Philippines, Spain,
Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom. The project was inspired by the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It includes a strong call for higher education to support the understanding of disaster risk and promote risk-informed decisions and risk sensitive planning from the local to the global levels. It also calls for the coordination of existing networks and scientific research institutions
at all levels and all regions. The goal is to strengthen the evidence-base in support of the implementation of the new framework.
Period17 Jan 2019
Event typeWorkshop
LocationColombo, Sri Lanka
Degree of RecognitionInternational