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What would it be like to live in a world in which government authorities, businesses, communities and individuals work together to create a society that is able to withstand the effects of unforeseen events and threats? At the Global Disaster Resilience Centre we are working with stakeholders at the global, national, and local level to make this happen.

The Global Disaster Resilience Centre is committed to excellence in research, education and advocacy to improve the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. With growing population and infrastructures, the world's exposure to hazards is increasing. When disaster strikes, communities may need to be rebuilt physically, economically and socially. At the same time, it is vital that any reconstruction activity pro-actively considers how to protect people and their environment, and reduce a community's vulnerability.

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Disasters Engineering & Materials Science
disaster Earth & Environmental Sciences
Sri Lanka Social Sciences
resilience Social Sciences
Education Engineering & Materials Science
tsunami Earth & Environmental Sciences
Tsunamis Engineering & Materials Science
reconstruction Social Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2019

Open Access
Climate Change
risk reduction
Risk Reduction Behavior

Resilient cities

Panda, A. & Amaratunga, D., 29 Jan 2019, Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards Governance. Gerber, B. J., Esnard, A-M., Glavovic, B., Wamsler, C., Aginam, O., Birkland, T. A. & Sim, T. (eds.). Oxford University Press, 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

urban population
international organization
rural population
2 Citations (Scopus)

A capacity analysis framework for multi-hazard early warning in coastal communities

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. & Hemachandra, D., 2018, In : Procedia Engineering. 212, p. 1139-1146 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
Alarm systems

Projects 2011 2019

Activities 2016 2019

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 2 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Editorial work

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Dilanthi Amaratunga (Organiser), Richard Haigh (Organiser)
13 May 201917 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

ASCENT Festival 2019 (Event)

Chandana Siriwardana (Editor), Nishara Fernando (Editor), Chamal Perera (Editor), Chameera Randil (Editor), Gimhan Jayasiri (Editor), Dilanthi Amaratunga (Editor), Richard Haigh (Editor)
Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Stratergies on Integrating DRR and CCA

Nuwan Dias (Speaker)
26 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk