Another joint research mission was conducted by three CABARET partners. Prof ranjith Dissanayaka and his team from the University of Peradeniya and Dr Chandana Siriwardana and his team from the University of Moratuwa from Sri Lanka took part in an excersise conducted with Maldives National University. In this effort, the support and commitment from the Maldivian government officials of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Maldivian Meterological Department and Parliament members are to be worth mentioning in the process of taking actions to protect their beautiful island nation and islanders from disasters. These initiatives are couraged and facilitated by Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga and Professor Richard Haigh.

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The Global Disaster Resilience Centre, the University of Huddersfield with other colloborators are organizing The International Symposium on Tsunami and Multi-Hazard Risks, Early Warning and Community Awareness in supporting the implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The other colloborating partners are the Disaster Management Centre, Sri Lanka and IOC-UNESCO IOTWMS, WG 1 on Tsunami Risk, Community Awareness and Preparedness. This high level international symposium is aimed to promote and support the availability and application of research, science and technology to policy, practice and decision-making in Disaster Risk Reduction. It will promote collaboration among academia, research institutions and disaster management offices, and encourage multidisciplinary and multi sectoral interaction. The event is scheduled to be held during 19th to 20th March 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Please find the event page on CABARET website with the following link:

Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga, attended the 7th Steering Committee Meeting of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)/UNHABITAT Making Urban Cities Resilient Campaign. The event was convened in Barcelona, Spain during 24th - 25th April 2019. She has contributed to the development of 2020 - 2030 Global Urban City Resilient strategy in facilitating cities and nations to achieve Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Redcution and Sustainable Development Goals. The Campaign has been very successful in raising awareness and political profile for disaster risk reduction and urban resilience during the last decade.