Making Communities Disaster Resilient at GK3


Posted by on December 15, 2007  /  0 Comments

The LIRNEasia HazInfo team, Rohan Samarajiva, Nuwan Waidyanatha, Natasha Udu-gama, joined its partners from Sarvodaya, Dialog Telekom and WorldSpace Corporation (India) to present findings from the “Evaluating Last Mile Hazard Information Dissemination” (HazInfo) pilot project at the “Making Communities Disaster Resilient” on December 11, 2007 during the Third Global Knowledge Partnership (GK3) conference in Kuala Lumpur from 11-13 December.

The session, moderated by Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, presented findings and analysis within a 90-minute session divided into two mini-sessions on technology and community. Mr. Michael De Soyza of Dialog Telekom and Mrs. Mala Rao of WorldSpace Corporation (India) presented their respective technologies piloted in the project. In the second mini-session on community, Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, Executive Director, Sarvodaya discussed the Sarvodaya approach to making communities disaster resilient. Natasha Udu-gama and Nuwan Waidyanatha presented analysis of the findings.

“Making Communities Disaster Resilient” – Rapporteur Report

Moderator Presentation | Rohan Samarajiva
WorldSpace Corporation | Mala Rao
Dialog Telekom | Michael De Soyza
Sarvodaya Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction | Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne
Training and Community Organization: Key Messages | Natasha Udu-gama
Findings and Conclusions | Nuwan Waidyanatha

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