Project news

A new training seed grant from HI2 Brown University, USA

Initiative Funds Two Training ProgramsWe are pleased to announce that HI² has also recently funded two training programs. The second program, titled “Managing Innovation: The Future Of Humanitarian Aid” aims to develop a training module to enhance the understanding of key aspects in initiating, organizing, and managing innovation in the humanitarian sector. This project will be...

Health impact of heat waves in schools – a pilot research project

Are schools safe due to extreme heat events which could occur as a result of climate change? School Heat Health Project stakeholder consultation and demonstration of mini weather stations and temperature/ humidity sensors to be deployed to two pilot projects of Sri Lanka. Thank you very much Janathakshan and UNICEF for being present. Thank...

YES HUB project for Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2019 got to Semi-Finalist

Youth Entrepreneurship Sustainability (YES) HUB, Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund project from Sri Lanka is among the 2019 semifinalists, chosen out of more than 1,300 applications this year! https://alumni.state.gov/aeif/aeif-2019-semifinalists In 2019, the U.S. Department of State hosted its ninth annual Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) project competition. AEIF supports alumni initiatives that promote shared values...

Pillars of Resilience Planning Meeting by Resilience Research, Training, & Consulting lead by Dr. Novil Wijesekara

It was a great privilege, honor, and pleasure to host religious leaders from Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam for an Inter-Religious Planning Meeting for the Pillars of Resilience Training at the Resilience Hub, Piliyandala. Though we have consulted religious leaders different faiths separately on community resilience, this is the first time that we met...

SPIN team won seed grant for research on heat stress in South Asia

SPIN (Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Nepal) Team has won the regional seed grant for the research on “Examining The Heat Stress Impact on the South Asian Vulnerable Urban Population – A System Thinking Approach”. This research grant is provided by IRDR-ICoE Taipei under the 2018 Advanced Institute – Heat Stress Sensors, Early Warning...

Dr. Novil and Saja have won a climate change research grant

The proposal submitted by Dr. Novil Wijesekara and Saja Majeed on “Examining the Heat Discomfort Level on Students of Government Schools in Urban Areas in Sri Lanka” was selected for the award of the grant. This project is implemented by a consortium of Sri Lanka Press Institute, Janathakshan, SLYCAN Trust and IDEA. For those...

“Young Scientists Programme” – Saja joins Global IRDR Young Scientists family…….

IRDR Young Scientists Programme started in late 2016. Currently, it is a community of 115 young researchers from over 40 countries after 3 batches of application. Saja is among two Young Scientists from Sri Lanka accepted for this program. http://www.irdrinternational.org/irdr-young-scientists-programme/irdr-young-scientists/ Introduction The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) calls for enhanced role of...