EXPERIENCE IN ASSIGNMENTS/TRAINING PROGRAMS:
International Training Programs:
- Workshop on Research Leadership for Commonwealth Climate Research Cohort, Association of Commonwealth Universities/British Council.
Guideline development/Standards [CRF/WASH]:
- Develop contextualized guidelines for well cleaning for Batticaloa district in consultation with WASH stakeholders [Supported by Oxfam].
- Development of Hazard specific WASH Needs and Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit for Sri Lanka [Floods, Drought, Landslides and CKDu], UNICEF/Seva Lanka under Regional Emergency Cluster Advisors project.
- Training strategy for implementation of Community Resilience Framework & Revision of CRF Manual
Training Needs Assessment/CBO Capacity building/Community consultation:
- Training Needs Assessments for CBOs in the UNDP Capacity building projects in Sri Lanka, UNDP/University of Colombo.
- Development of CBO training modules and training CBOs in capacity building modules, UNDP/University of Colombo.
- Flood Response Evaluation, Oxfam Response, University of Colombo.
Participatory tools & Consultation:
- Carried out a rapid needs assessment of returnees, returned to their place of origin in the High Security Zone, in Jaffna district, Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka, Jaffna Office.
- Developed a policy brief document on mitigating GBV in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts in consultation with women community leaders for the submission of Northern Provincial Council under SSDW2 project, CARE International, Sri Lanka.
- Review of Children and Women Development Units (CWDU) in 5 DS divisions in Killinochchi and Mullaitivu districts, CARE Sri Lanka.
- Baseline Assessment for CARE to implement Safety, Security and Dignity for Women (SSDW2).
TRAINING PROGRAMS FACILITATED [2005-2022]
|Title of the course/workshop||Role in the workshop||Institute/Organization|
|Sphere workshop for Sri Lanka Red Cross Society||Lead Facilitator||Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies|
|Community Based Disaster Risk Management workshop for teachers||Lead Facilitator||World Vision Sri Lanka|
|Session on “Mainstreaming DRR into development” at Monthly Review meeting of Disaster Management Centre, Sri Lanka [25 districts]||Session Facilitator||Oxfam/DIPECHO/DMC|
|One day training for CARE partner organization staff members on “Gender in Emergencies”||Facilitator||CARE Sri Lanka|
|Two days WASH in Emergencies training CARE partner organization staff members||Co-Facilitator||CARE Sri Lanka|
|One day Co-facilitator for “Caring for Guests – Advanced” module of IFC Business Edge training for Hotel Management and owners in Batticaloa||Co-Facilitator||IIDT/International Finance Cooperation|
|Three days training on implementation of Community Resilience Framework – Sri Lanka in collaboration with DMC, Ministry of Disaster Management||Lead Facilitator||Oxfam/ACTED/HI – DIPECHO 8 Consortium Sri Lanka|
|Three days training on facilitation and coaching skills for government staff from Northern Province||Lead Facilitator||Oxfam/ACTED/HI – DIPECHO 8 Consortium|
|Sphere introductory session for corporate sector, in the disaster response meeting under Asia – Pacific Alliance (A-PAD) platform for Sri Lanka||Facilitator||Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (CHA)|
|Facilitated the phase II of the Youth Empowerment Grant for 45 selected university undergraduates from Ampara district||Lead Trainer||US Embassy through OBA of Zahira College|
|Youth Empowerment Training Program [Phase I] for Ampara district youth funded by Public Diplomacy Program of US Embassy Colombo||Program Lead/ Trainer||US Embassy through OBA of Zahira College|
|Training on research study in urban socio-economic vulnerability context||Facilitator||Muslim Aid Sri Lanka|
|Certificate course on pandemic resilience for religious leaders in Sri Lanka under CORRECT 19 Project funded by EU||Co-Facilitator||Research, Training and Consulting; Foundation & Academy|
|Internal Quality Assurance and Module Portfolio Development, in collaboration with Centre for Quality Assurance of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka||Coordinator/ Facilitator||Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Faculty of Engineering|
|How to conduct Learning Needs Assessment – Vavuniya NGO Consortium members||Co-Facilitator||RedR Lanka|
|Vavuniya NGO Consortium Business Planning||Co-Facilitator||RedR Lanka|
|Essentials of Humanitarian Practice [2 days course] for CARITAS staff members in the North and East||Facilitator||RedR Lanka/CARITAS-EHED|
|Sphere standards in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Promotion [one day module] for Jaffna district NGOs||Co-Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|Sphere standards in shelter and settlement [one day module] for Jaffna district humanitarian organizations||Co-Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|One day awareness training on sphere minimum standards for EHED Caritas Trincomalee staff||Co-Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|One day awareness training on sphere minimum standards for American Red Cross staff||Co-Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka/ARC|
|Introduction to Community Based Disaster Risk Management [CBDRM Module 1] – Jaffna district||Lead Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|Community Based Disaster Risk Assessment – Tools and Techniques [CBDRM Module 2] – Jaffna district||Lead Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|Needs Assessment in Emergencies||Co-Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|Better Ways to Manage Meetings||Co-Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|Four days training on Community Participatory Approaches||Lead Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|Disaster Management Course [3 days module] for Jaffna/Vavuniya district NGO staff members [3 courses]||Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|Two days workshop on Emergency Preparedness for World Vision ADP /EHED Caritass Staff members [2 courses]||Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|Two days workshop on Emergency Preparedness [8 courses] in Kandy, Batticaloa, Vavuniya and Trincomalee||Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|Two days workshop on Emergency Preparedness [2 courses] for Jaffna and Killinochchi district NGO staff||Co-Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|Two days course on Project Planning and Management [2 courses] in Jaffna||Lead Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|Community Based Disaster Risk Management [4 courses] with RedR India/ADPC Thailand for CARE staff and Maltesar International staff members||Co-Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka/CARE RedR /Maltesar|
|Health and Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies [3 courses]||Co-Facilitator||RedR UK in Sri Lanka|
|Sustainable Development Goals – A local perspective for engineers||Guest Speaker||The Institution of Engineer, Sri Lanka, Eastern Chapter|
|Sustainable Development Goals and Challenges for Master Students||Guest Lecture||Eastern University of Sri Lanka|
|Promoting Community Volunteerism for Dengue Free Sri Lanka, at the Review Program for Public Health Inspectors of Eastern Province on 24th February 2018||Invited Presentation||Regional Director of Health Services – Trincomalee in Collaboration with Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Trincomalee Branch|
|Disaster Resilience session in Youth Climate Summit – 2017 Sri Lanka, , supported by United States, in collaboration with Climate Secretariat, Disaster Management Centre held on 20-22 January 2017, Thulhiriya||Panelist||Community Resilience Centre – Sri Lanka/ Wild Centre – USA and A-PAD|
|Student Seminar on Humanitarian Charter and Sphere Standards, 2021||Guest speaker/ Panelist||Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo/Sphere Project|
|Regional Dialog for Climate Solutions for South Asia, 2021||Moderator||Resilience Centre for Research, Training and Consultancy, Sri Lanka|
|Career prospects in state universities after A/L” Batticaloa district, 22 January 2016||Guest presentation||SL2College in collaboration with Prime [A local NGO]|
|Community Resilience for religious leaders and organizations for members of multi-faith organizations||Resource person||Community Resilience Centre, Sri Lanka|
|Coaching and mentoring government staff members undergone CRF training to roll out trainings in Killinochchi and Mullaitivu districts [2 days of coaching sessions for 25 Master Trainers/ 4 Numbers of cascade trainings each 2 days for 80 DS office staff members/ Review workshop after 2nd cascade training]||Mentor/ Reviewer||Oxfam/ACTED/HI – DIPECHO 8 Consortium Sri Lanka|
|COVID19 – Lessons and reflection from Sri Lanka||Invited Presentation||International Alliance for COVID-19 Community Response, China|
|Climate Change and Disasters – A forgotten crisis||Keynote speech||Valithadam – A local magazine in Sri Lanka|
|Promoting Volunteerism in student societies||Invited Presentation||IEEE Chapter, Faculty of Engineering, SEUSL Oluvil|
|Series of Disaster Management Sessions to state officers and heads of the departments||Guest Presentation||District Disaster Management Centre, Ampara, Sri Lanka|
|International Day on Disaster Risk Reduction – 2021||Guest Speaker||District Disaster Management Centre, Ampara, Sri Lanka|
|Youth Entrepreneurship Sustainability Hub Workshop||Moderator||Venture Frontier Lanka|
|Disaster Risk Management/Climate Change/SDGs||Guest Speaker||Local Radio channels|
|Promoting peace through value education in universities in Sri Lanka, in the programme on Social Integration for National Harmony||Invited Speaker||Muslim Women Research and Action Forum (MWRAF) Sri Lanka funded by DIAKONIA|
|Crisis Management for Health Professionals||Guest Speaker||Regional Director of Health Services, Kalmunai|
|Risk-sensitive development for building resilience||Facilitator||IREX, CSP Solutions Summit 2022, Online|