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2010 | 14 | 4 | 287-303

Article title

Developing Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Built Environment: Capacity Analysis in Sri Lanka


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Gebėjimo mažinti nelaimių keliamą riziką užstatytoje aplinkoje ugdymas: gebėjimų analizė Šri Lankoje

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This paper introduces a framework for capacity development for disaster risk reduction in the built environment. The framework was developed as a part of an ongoing research which aims to strengthen the capacities of individuals and institutions in the built environment to ensure that disaster risk reduction meets its mission and goals in a sustainable way. It is presented as a matrix that identifies four stages of capacity development against six groups of stakeholders in the built environment. The stages and the stakeholder groups were derived through a series of expert interviews and a comprehensive literature review. The four stages are named as Analysis, Creation, Utilisation and Retention. This paper in its latter sections focuses on the first stage, Analysis, and presents some of the initial findings of the research. Analysis attempts to capture capacity gaps in the relevant context in order to identify required capacity development. The study reviews literature on Sri Lanka and discusses such capacity gaps. Problems in the regulatory structure, deficiencies in necessary laws and regulations including problems in their implementation, and lack of required resources and skills have been identified as the major capacity gaps in the country.
Šiame darbe pristatoma sistema, leidžianti ugdyti gebėjimą mažinti nelaimių keliamą riziką užstatytoje aplinkoje. Sistema sudaryta vykdant nuolatinį tyrimą, kuriuo siekiama didinti užstatytoje aplinkoje veikiančių individų ir institucijų gebėjimus, idant nelaimių keliamos rizikos mažinimas darniai atitiktų jo misiją ir tikslus. Sistema pateikiama kaip matrica, kurią sudaro keturi gebėjimų ugdymo etapai ir šešios užstatytoje aplinkoje veikiančios interesų grupės. Etapai ir interesų grupės buvo nustatytos apklausiant ekspertus ir išsamiai apžvelgiant literatūrą. Keturi etapai pavadinti "Analizė", "Kūrimas", "Panaudojimas" ir "Išlaikymas". Tolesnėse šio darbo dalyse aptariamas pirmasis etapas "Analizė" ir pateikiamos kelios pradinės tyrimo išvados. Analize siekiama užfiksuoti atitinkamame kontekste esančias gebėjimų spragas, kad būtų aišku, kuriuos gebėjimus reikia ugdyti. Tyrime apžvelgiama literatūra apie Šri Lanką ir aptariamos tokios gebėjimų spragos. Nustatyta, kad pagrindinės šalies gebėjimų spragos yra šios: problemos reglamentavimo struktūroje, būtinų įstatymų ir reglamentų trūkumai, įskaitant jų įgyvendinimo problemas, ir reikiamų išteklių bei įgūdžių stoka.









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  • School of the Built Environment, The University of Salford, 4<sup>th</sup> Floor, Maxwell Building, Salford, M5 4WT, UK
  • School of the Built Environment, The University of Salford, UK
  • School of the Built Environment, The University of Salford, UK


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