Disaster management activities that are being carried out by the Centre for Disaster Resilience has been recognised by identifying the Centre as one of the five academic partners of the UNISDR’s (United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction) 2010 – 2011 UNISDR World Disaster Reduction Campaign on Building Resilience Cities. Accordingly, Centre’s specific involvement towards implementation of the 2010 – 2015 UNISDR World Disaster Reduction Campaign on Building Resilience Cities is built around:
Centre for Disaster Resilience is already working with “Batticaloa District” in Eastern Sri Lanka, in respect of a nomination for “Resilient City Participant” status. The District was severely affected due to the 2004 Tsunami and by the country’s 30 year long civil war. The University of Salford will be working very closely with the Batticaloa District’s local government & a range of national and international partners towards improvement in the following steps for city resilience:
Highlights of Salford – UNISDR partnership can be found here:
Download the 2013 progress report highlighting CDR Activities towards the UNISDR campaign.
Download the 2012 progress report highlighting CDR Activities towards the UNISDR campaign.