National Anticipatory Action (AA) Workshop

Posted on Monday, September 25th, 2023
Sri Lanka Red Cross Society takes steps forward along with the Disaster Management Centre (DMC), IFRC and the Anticipation Hub in developing a roadmap for the country’s safety
Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS), in collaboration with the Disaster Management Centre (DMC), takes action to effect change and ensure the safety of the country’s citizens in the event of a disaster. SLRCS, in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Anticipation Hub, took the first step towards developing a roadmap for Sri Lanka’s people’s safety.
The first National Anticipatory Action (AA) Workshop was held, with numerous international and national stakeholders in attendance. The workshop featured an informative panel discussion with four distinguished guests, as well as the IFRC Regional AA Coordinator for Asia Pacific; Raymond Zingg. They were: Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist of World Vision; Winson Gnanatheepan, Director (Acting) for Human Settlements Planning and Training Division of the National Building Research Organisation; Chinthaka Rathnasiri, and Deputy Director (Emergency Operations) of the DMC; T.W.K. Indika Pushpakumara.
The workshop was led by Raymond Zingg and the IFRC Regional Disaster Law Coordinator for Asia Pacific; Finau Heuifanga Leveni
and it concluded with many insights shared and a new vision for the country’s disaster management specialists.