The SLPP endeavours to strengthen for the first time in Sri Lanka, the disaster preparedness capacity for effective emergency response by Government, Private sector, and the local Non- Government Organizations (LNGOs).The SLPP which commenced its activities in 2017, comprises the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) as the lead agency for the government, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for the Private sector and Janathakshan (Gte) Ltd. being the local partner for the LNGO sector.
For effective disaster preparedness, an efficient and effective end-to-end warning system is indispensable. From having readiness to act 24/7 on any potential disaster threat, as well as to alert and motivate the at-risk communities, adopting immediate, appropriate measures to
The immediate aftermath of a disaster is a critical period of time when the government and non-governmental organisations need to make key decisions on how to best support the affected populations. However, during that brief period, limited comprehensive information on the actual needs is available to support the identification of strategic priorities. Therefore, there is an immediate need for an initial and reliable assessment of affected population's needs. This manual describes how the Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) process is organized, activated and managed during disasters.
The purpose of this booklet is to provide you, a brief introduction as a member of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise community in Sri Lanka, regarding the importance of disaster preparedness as well as Business Continuity Management (BCM). Whilst highlighting the corporate responsibilities and benefits of ensuring business continuity during emergencies, the booklet also introduces the concept of BCM as well as Business Continuity Planning (BCP).
Developing a Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness Plan (CDPP) for a selected Grama Niladhari (GN) Division was identified as a priority area by the Disaster Management Center, Sri Lanka. The purpose of this CDPP is to bring all relevant stakeholders together to prepare at – risk communities during disasters. This will facilitate a more collaborative and systematic emergency management approach avoiding duplication of interventions, roles and responsibilities as well as maximum use of available resources.
The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) report provides a snapshot of the latest DRR progress Sri Lanka has achieved under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework. It also highlights some of the key challenges surrounding the issue of creating coherence among the key global frameworks at the country level; and makes recommendations for strengthening the overall Disaster Risk Management (DRM) governance by government institutions and other stakeholders at national, sub-national, and local levels.
The Sri Lanka Preparedness Partnership (SLPP) has been formed under the purview of Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP). Established as a multi-stakeholder regional partnership under the ‘Strengthening Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organisations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Response in Asia’ program, APP strives to improve inter-organisational coordination and dialogue between Government, Local Humanitarian Organisations and Private Sector to enhance capacities through partnerships, knowledge resources, training and networking opportunities.
"After the ToT, I joined a resource team to conduct BCM training and awareness programs for SME holders in Rathnapura and Kaluthara districts in Sri Lanka. As a trainer, I worked with my team to make the training programs interactive, and in the end, the participants expressed interest in establishing a BCM plan for their businesses.
Running a successful business requires an understanding of how to serve customers, regardless of market conditions and the negative influences of internal and external environments. Business continuity management (BCM) helps businesses stay running during natural and manmade disasters, economic downturns, bad publicity etc. While some business owners like to believe that they can quickly come up with a "Plan B" to work through a crisis, the world's best corporate leaders spend time making plans for events they hope will never happen.
Saturday 28th July was an important day for the community at Paragoda West. More than hundred residents at Paragoda West Grama Niladhari division enthusiastically gathered to Kithulegoda Primary School for a mock drill on emergency response. Paragoda West is a small Grama Niladhari Division situated in Bulathasinhala Divisional Secretary division in Kaluthara district of Sri Lanka. This village is highly vulnerable to frequent floods and in the year of 2017, 204 people were displaced, and 117 households were damaged.