Evaluating the network of stakeholders in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems for multiple hazards amidst biological outbreaks: Sri Lanka as a case in point

Ravindu Jayasekara, Chandana Siriwardana, Dilanthi Amaratunga, Richard Haigh

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Abstract

Synergized impacts of simultaneous hazards amidst COVID-19 have called for the need for highly collaborative multi-sectoral approaches for disaster preparedness planning. In such a context, this study aims at evaluating the network of stakeholders in the National Early Warning System of Sri Lanka during preparedness planning. Social Network Analysis was used to visualise the network of stakeholders for selected hazard scenarios. Furthermore, a series of key informant interviews were conducted focusing on disaster preparedness planning during the recent multiple hazard scenarios. The findings highlight the need for a framework to guide the stakeholder coordination in preparedness planning for multiple hazards.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100228
Number of pages9
JournalProgress in Disaster Science
Volume14
Early online date18 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2022

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