LIRNEasia’s 3rd Disaster Risk Reduction Lecture: Making Emergency Communication Effective

Posted on June 15, 2012  /  2 Comments

Making Emergency Communication Effective
LIRNEasia’s 3rd  Disaster Risk Reduction Lecture

 On 19 June 2012 from 15:00 – 17:00 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, 100 Independence Square, Colombo 7

The main talk will focus on actions to improve alerting and situational-reporting to make emergency communication more effective. The talk will focus on establishing an alerting profile and a multi-agency situational-awareness software tool that the Sahana Software Foundation has developed. Such a tool can help bring organizations together to more effectively communicate disaster information and ease them away from unproductive silo thinking. It will also allow the Disaster Management Center to perform its functions better.

Moderator: Major General (retd.) Gamini Hettiarachchi, Director General, Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre

Nuwan Waidyanatha, Senior Research Fellow, LIRNEasia

Prof. Dileeka Dias, Director, University of Moratuwa Dialog Mobile Communications Research Laboratory
Mr. Mifan Careem, Chief Executive Officer, Respere Lanka Private Limited.
Dr. Buddhi Weerasinghe, Regional Disaster Management Consultant

The Annual DRR Lecture is LIRNEasia’ s premier CSR activity intended to advance knowledge about good disaster risk reduction practices in Sri Lanka and the region.


  1. To whom it may concern,
    my name is Sarah Lupu, I am a project manager at Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (Milano).
    I would like to know if it would be possible to assist to the lecture online. Otherwise, will you upload a registration of the lecture?

    Thank you very much.
    Kinf Regards
    Sarah Lupu

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