International Conference on Building Resilience 2011

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The Conference is proud to be supported by the following organisations:

University of Salford

The University of Salford was founded in 1896 as the Royal Technical Institute. The Institute received royal letters, allowing the word 'Royal' to be appended, with the then Duke and Duchess of York (later to become King George V and Queen Mary) officiating at the opening ceremony. It went on to become the University of Salford on 10 February 1967 when Her Majesty The Queen handed over the Royal Charter. Today, the University has established a successful global presence with a 2006/7 turnover of some £156m, four colleges, 12 schools, nearly 21,000 students, and 2,500 staff - serving the needs of industry and commerce.

United Nations Development Programme Sri Lanka

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It is present in 166 countries working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and its wide range of partners.

UNDP began operations in Sri Lanka in 1967. UNDP’s overarching goal is to support the country in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals and the reduction of poverty. UNDP pursues this goal by working closely with the Government of Sri Lanka and supporting its agenda and objectives as captured within the framework of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and in line with the government national development strategy, set out in the 'Mahinda Chinthana: Vision for a New Sri Lanka.

Disaster Management Center, Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka

In July 2005, the Sri Lanka Disaster Management Act No.13 of 2005 was enacted which provides the legal basis for instituting a disaster risk management system in the country. The National Council for Disaster Management (NCDM), is a high-level inter-ministerial body. The chairman and vice chairman of the NCDM are H.E. the President and Hon Prime Minister respectively. Other members are Leader of the Opposition, Ministers in charge of 20 selected subject areas, Provincial Council Chief Ministers and five members of the Opposition. The Act also provides for establishing the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) under the Council to be the apex body for the purpose of planning, co-coordinating and implementing of certain natural and other forms of disasters.

Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka

CCI Sri Lanka was founded by the following professional Institutes and Associations to be the apex body of the Domestic Construction Industry. The Chamber is the accredited representative of the industry with its corporate membership consisting of Architectural/Engineering Consultants, Construction Contractors, Manufacturers and Suppliers of Construction inputs including Furniture & Interior Decor and Service Providers. Its membership from the Public Sector consists of statutory authorities such as the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Road Development Authority National Housing Development Authority, Mahaweli Authority etc.. and parastatal agencies including Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation, State Engineering Corporation, Central engineering Bureau etc. The Core activities of the Chamber are directed to enhance the capacities and competitiveness of the Construction Industry. In order to achieve this objective CCI extends Business Development Services to small and medium scale enterprises undertaken, Training of Craftsmen and Training of industry personnel to upgrade the Management skills of Industry.

Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka

The Central Environmetal Authority (CEA) was established in August 1981 under the provision of the National Environmental Act No:47 of 1980. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (ME&NR) which was established in December 2001 has the overall responsibility in the affairs of the CEA with the objective of integrating environmental considerations in the development process of the country. The CEA was given wider regulatory powers under the National Environment (Amendment) Acts No:56 of 1988 and No:53 of 2000.

Ministry of Environment

The Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka remains committed for the management of the environment and natural resources of the country, maintaining the equilibrium between the trends in rapid economic development and use of natural resource base. 
Social and economic behavior of the increasing human population has put a major threat in achieving these objectives. The ministry has framed key policies for adoption in management of environment and natural resources of the country. These policies are implemented with the participation of stakeholders including government, agencies, NGO's and communities. In this context every citizen of Sri Lanka becomes a stakeholder. Through a large network of implementing agencies that come under the purview of the Ministry of Environment there policies are implemented. In addition donors have come forward to support the Ministry in implementing it's activities and programs.

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

Launched in 2010, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment is the only journal to promote research and scholarly activity  that examines the role of building and construction  to anticipate and respond to unexpected events that damage or destroy the built environment (for example, an infrastructure project – from earthquakes, flooding  and climate change to terrorist attacks) and reflects construction’s ongoing responsibility toward built environment’s users. Accordingly, the journal is designed for researchers and academics, policy makers and other professionals working with, or who anticipate having, disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction responsibilities, and who wish to improve their working knowledge of both theory and practice.