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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...