Key Features


  • Official launch of the Standard Operating Procedures for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in Sri Lanka – Disaster Management Centre, Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka
    (Main contact point: Disaster management Centre, Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka)


  • Sri Lanka national and local DRR Strategies launch
    (Main contact point: Disaster management Centre, Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka)

  • Meeting of the Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP)
    Partnership between Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for improving the preparedness and emergency response to disasters in Asia by strengthening humanitarian leadership and technical capacity of National Governments and Local Humanitarian Organizations so that they can lead and better engage in the humanitarian framework.
    List of countries involved are: Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka
    (Main contact point – APP at ADPC, Thailand)

  • An IOC-UNESCO inter-sessional meeting of ICG/IOTWMS Working Group 1:
    Tsunami Risk, Community Awareness and Preparedness
    (Main contact point: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK)

  • Panel discussion on emerging challenges in Tsunami and Multi-Hazard Early Warning
    (Main contact point: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK and ADRiMP)

  • Panel discussion on Business Multi-hazard Business Continuity Management for Small and Medium Enterprises

  • Future research road map
    (main contact point : Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK)

  • Drawing Competition for school children on Early Warning
    (Main contact point: Disaster management Centre, Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka)
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