Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction in a Conflict Affected District, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka: Reflections on the Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management Approach
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Sri Lanka has been the scene of waves of resettlement due to the conflict and the 2004 South Asian Tsunami. Practical Action Sri Lanka, in partnership with DESMIO, a local NGO, sought to facilitate a housing project with people with disabilities and those most vulnerable in Manmunipattu Division of Batticaloa – a conflict affected and hazard prone division.
This case study highlights the extent to which Practical Action Sri Lanka's housing intervention reflects a climate smart disaster risk management (CSDRM) approach and whether this has led to an opening of inclusive spaces and citizen engagement on disaster risk management (DRM) in a post-conflict setting.