Bio - Aslam Saja

Aslam Saja is an Engineer by education and humanitarian worker for 7 years. He has completed BSc Engineering and MSc Engineering in Disaster Management. Saja is currently attached to the Faculty of Engineering, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka as a Lecturer/Researcher.



Project Cycle Management
Project Grant Management
Emergency Response and Management
Disaster Risk Reduction/Disaster Resilience
Humanitarian Principles/Standards
Community Development/Participatory tools


  • Training facilitation
  • Meetings/forums/conferences facilitation
  • Community discussions
  • Team building


  • Project - Needs Assessments, Planning, Evaluations
  • Proposal development, report writings, and budgeting
  • Base line and End line surveys
  • Organizational assessments, strategic planning
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Project publications and digital applications

Learning and Development

  • Lecturing
  • Training of Trainers
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring

Research and Development

  • Research study designs
  • Field based surveys
  • Research data collection/analysis
  • Research reporting/publications

Humanitarian and development deployments

  • On-site disaster deployments
  • Remote support to humanitarian/development workers
  • Crisis and risk management support
  • Technical support services

Youth and Career Guidance

  • Motivational talks
  • Youth development
  • Conference talks and discussion forums


BIARI 2015

Brown International Advance Research Institute (BIARI) Fellow 2015, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, USA

NFP 2007

Recipient of Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), 2007

PMD 2011

Has passed (92%) in Project Management in Development Examination – Level 1 conducted by PMD-Pro, accredited by APM Group Ltd (UK), 2011


Experience Sharing


Awards    |    Conferences    |    Courses    |    Degrees    |    Grants    |   

Professional Career

ECHO Experience    |    RedR UK    |    Work Experience



Disaster Management/Community Resilience

M.Sc. Eng

Master of Science in Engineering in Disaster Management

B.Sc. Eng

Specialised in “Renewable Energy Systems”

G.C.E (A/L)

General Examination of Ordinary and Advance level Studies


Faculty of Engineering

Programme Assistant

European Commission

Project Manager

Disaster Management

Project Manager

Disaster Resettlement Projects


Saja has made a significant impression on me through all aspects of his work as an efficient administrator, his execution of a programme of workshops for humanitarian agencies in the north of Sri Lanka, and as a creative and committed student. He is conscientious in all the activities he has undertaken, and he definitely has the potential to take on further responsibilities.

Bryan Walker

Saja is super efficient and detail oriented in every activity. He is also very supportive and takes time to listen to the team. Saja enjoys studying a broad area of subjects. He is particularly fond of numbers and the magic of Excel.

Fathema Mansoorallly

Saja is a very competent, capable and talented employee. He is very adaptable and supporting in many different roles and has proven himself capable of managing the most demanding of situations during his time with ECHO Sri Lanka. Aslam is very conscientious person and has the clear potential to be a leader in different roles.

Michelle Cicic


IESL Ampara District Centre

Institue of Enginers Sri Lanka (IESL) opened its Ampara District Centre at the Faculty of Engineering, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil on 15th September 2013. The president of the IESL(2013/14) Eng. Tilak de Silva participated as the Chief Guest, opened the Centre and unveiled the plaque. Eng. ALM. Nizar Chairman of IESL...

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Every part of Sri Lanka is at least exposed to one of the natural disasters, be it a flood, landslide, cyclone, Tsunami, and if not to drought. In the recent past, there is a trend of increasing number of flood and landslide disaster events and their severity with the time. In Sri Lanka, the...


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