LIRNEasia is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
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Broadband Policy Course in Nepal: Applications are being called for Nepali citizens residing in the country to participate in the course held from 28th to 31st March 2015. For more details see announcement.

Talk on tsunami in January 2005: What Happened in Sri Lanka? And why it won’t be so bad next time

Nine and a half years ago, in the immediate aftermath of the tsunami, I was asked to speak on the role of ICTs in disaster management at the PTC conference in Honolulu. The title says it all: Why it won’t be so bad next time.

It was an emotional time and I half-wondered whether I was making claims that were over-ambitious, especially for organizations that were outside government.

Today’s LIRNEasia Disaster Risk Reduction Lecture and Discussion at 3:30 PM at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute will provide the answer. It will not be perfect; but it will never be as bad as it was in 2004.

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