Capacity Building workshop on Disaster Resilient Measures, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Federation of Sri Lankan Local Govt. Authorities, the national local government Association of Sri Lanka, together with the Commissioners office of the Local Government of Southern Province will be organizing a workshop as part of the International Conference on Building Resilience 2013, to enhance the technical knowledge required for the Technical office attached to the Local Authorities in Sri Lanka on Disaster Resilient Measures.

All technical officers attached to  the Local Authorities in the Southern Province and the Commissioner and the Assistant commissioners will be participated in this workshop.  This is the first time where the technical officers of the Local Authorities will be provided with latest techniques on "Building resilience" and it is expected to continue this program in Southern Province and other Provinces of Sri Lanka. Technical officers of the Local Authorities are responsible to provide necessary recommendation for constructions hence this program will help them acquire and practice modern technology in "Building Resilience".

The technical assistance is  provided by  Center of Disaster Resilience- School of Built Environment, Salford University of UK. CDR is contributing to the development of resources to enhance professional practice in the construction and humanitarian sector and  through CDR input to the capacity development of national and local stakeholders. The Centre for Disaster Resilience (CDR)  has been working with Sri Lankan stakeholders to achieve resilient, sustainable urban communities by working with local governments to reduce the risks associated with disasters.

In Sri Lanka, which has suffered significant from natural and man-made disasters in recent years, CDR focused on reaching the most vulnerable urban communities where people suffer most from the impact of hazards.