Month: December 2020

DMC joins global efforts in enhancing Multi-Hazard Early Warning

Thirty two national, regional and international agencies responsible for tackling disaster risk in Sri Lanka participated at the international symposium on Multi Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction 2020 (MHEW DRR 2020) on December 14, 15 and 16 at BMICH.

Plenary session on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) for a Resilient Future

International Symposium on Multi Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction(MHEW 2020) was held successfully during the period 14th to 16th December 2020 to promote availability and application of research, science and technology to promote implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and it was organized as a virtual event.

International virtual symposium on Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction concluded at BMICH

International virtual symposium on Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction (MHEW and DRR: 2020) held for three days concluded yesterday (Dec 16) at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

Secretary of State Ministry of National Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management and Secretary of Defence Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne attended the closing ceremony as the Chief Guest.

Colombo Declaration of Multi Hazard Early Warning System and Disaster Risk Reduction 2020

From Flood Resilience Portal – This declaration was adopted at a recent “International Symposium on Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction” which brought together over 2,500 participants from the Sri Lankan government, private sector, non-governmental organisations and higher educational institutions. The declaration expresses deep concern at the growing frequency and intensity of extreme weather and climate related challenges and the continuing impact of disasters, resulting in an unacceptable loss of human lives and livelihoods, displacement of people and environmental and economic damages in Sri Lanka and across the world.

Colombo declaration of multi-hazard early warning and disaster risk reduction: 2020

From PreventionWeb – This declaration was adopted at a recent “International Symposium on Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction” which brought together over 2,500 participants from the Sri Lankan government, private sector, non-governmental organisations and higher educational institutions. The declaration expresses deep concern at the growing frequency and intensity of extreme weather and climate related challenges and the continuing impact of disasters, resulting in an unacceptable loss of human lives and livelihoods, displacement of people and environmental and economic damages in Sri Lanka and across the world.

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