CADRE: Collaborative Action towards Disaster Resilience Education

CADRE aims to address current and emerging labour market demands in the construction industry to increase societal resilience to disasters. 

CADRE is led by Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga, Principal Investigator of the project. Professor Amaratunga is based at the Global Disaster Resilience Centre at the University of Huddersfield, UK. For further information about CADRE, please contact Professor Amaratunga:

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the CADRE consortium, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

CADRE Promotional seminar

A high level delegation from Sri Lanka visited to University of Huddersfield, UK as part of CADRE project activity discussing on mainstreaming disaster resilience principles within the construction process, perspectives of Local Government. High level delegation from Sri Lanka included 5 Chief Ministers, Chef Secretaries, Commissioners of Local Government, Ministry Secretaries, Mayors, and the Federation of Sri Lankan Local Govt. Authorities officials.

The event was held on the 27th of January 2017 at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Hemanthi Goonasekera, CEO of the Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorites (FSLL) organised the event with the support of the University of Huddersfield, UK and the United Nations Office for Disaster risk Reduction (UNISDR). During the event, delegation managed to see a different perspective on incorporating disaster resilience in their activities. 

CADRE at UK Alliance for Disaster Research Annual Conference - 2017

On 9th and 10th of January 2017  UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UK ADR) organised its annual research conference  - UK Alliance for Disaster Research Annual Conference. Conference was held at King's College, London with support from IHRR, Durham University and the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol. The conference aim was to be an open meeting place for researchers, research funders, government and other policy makers, practitioners in the UK and overseas. This was an opportunity to showcase UK disaster science to the funder and user communities, to influence thinking on UK policy and research funding.

CADRE researcher, Dr. Chamindi Malalgoda represented CADRE at this conference and presented a poster titled ‘Collaborative action towards disaster resilience education" linking with the CADRE project. 

The UK ADR is open to all UK based researchers working on disaster science. Founded in 2016 to champion the voice of UK science in government policy making, UKADR aims to support UK government contributions to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-30 and facilitate networking between all science traditions.


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