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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
tsunami Earth & Environmental Sciences
Education Engineering & Materials Science
resilience Social Sciences
local government Earth & Environmental Sciences
Tsunamis Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2014 2019

Application of Social Network Analysis (SNA) to Identify Communication Network Associated with Multi-Hazard Early Warning (MHEW) in Sri Lanka

Shehara, I., Siriwardana, C., Amaratunga, D. & Haigh, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon) 2019. University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

communication network
network analysis
social network
Open Access
Climate Change
risk reduction
Risk Reduction Behavior

A Review on Key Challenges Towards Risk Reduction Science and Innovation Plans

Dias, N., Clegg, G., Amaratunga, D. & Haigh, R., 2019, Mitigating the Impact of Extreme Natural Events in Developing Countries . Durrheim, R. J. & Sewwandi, B. G. N. (eds.). 1 ed. New Delhi: Daya Publishing House of Astral International Pvt.Ltd., Vol. 1. p. 269-276 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

climate change
legal policy

Projects 2011 2019

Activities 2014 2019

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, ...

Round Table on Multi-hazard Business Continuity Management for Small and Medium Enterprises

Dilanthi Amaratunga (Keynote speaker)
17 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response for Sri Lanka – Table Top Exercise

Dilanthi Amaratunga (Chair), Richard Haigh (Chair), Nuwan Dias (Organiser)
11 Jul 2019

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