About Sri Lanka Comprehensive Disaster Management Program
Nine years after launching of “Road Map for Safer Sri Lanka” in 2005, disaster management and risk reduction initiatives, institutional and legal frameworks and response capacity of the country’s demonstrated a significant improvement. Based on the country’s experience, global developments in DRR and, recommendations of the UNDAC Assessment conducted in 2011, the National Council for Disaster Management (NCDM) approved the development of comprehensive Disaster Management programme for Sri Lanka.
As a result of series of stakeholder consultations, discussions and debates, “Sri Lanka Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (SLCDMP) 2014 – 2018 was formulated and launched in September 2014.
It includes a collective understanding of the present Sri Lankan context of disaster management and a futuristic approach was identified by the stakeholder groups during their deliberations.
The SLCDMP was formulated using an integrated programme approach for disaster risk management. This integrated programme uses a partnership strategy where a number of Ministries, Departments, Non-Government Organizations and Private Sector will be responsible for the implementation of the activities identified in programme.
The SLCDMP focuses on 4 major outcomes and 43 outputs which will be implemented through various stakeholders. Several actions were identified under each outcome to address the key strategies outlined.