Role of ICT in Climate Change Adaptation Case Study on disaster Early Warning Systems in Sri Lanka

The study assesses the role of ICT in disaster early warning, based on the Disaster Early Warning Network (DEWN) in Sri Lanka. DEWN represents a multipartite effort and a case for public-private partnerships in delivering ICT-based early warnings. The study finds that public-private partnerships can play a valuable role in ICT- enabled climate related disaster management. Multi-operator collaboration is necessary for fuller coverage. Also, the study identifies the need for other actions such as awareness raising and specific trainings complementary to ICT-based solutions.

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Kanchana Wickramasinghe
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IDRC (International Development Research Centre)

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