Capacity building towards sustainability: Context of post disaster waste management
Karunasena, GI, Amaratunga, RDG and Haigh, RP 2010, Capacity building towards sustainability: Context of post disaster waste management , in: International research conference on sustainability in built environment, 18th - 19th June 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Concept of Capacity Building is an essential component in development theory and practice. In developing countries, it is identified as a key concept in achieving sustainability. In particular, in post disaster scenarios, focus has been placed upon local capacity building as a means of increasing resilience to natural hazards. In this context, this paper focuses on concept of capacity building and its role on achieving sustainable post disaster waste management. A literature review and pilot study have been conducted to gather information on post disaster waste management in Sri Lanka. Semi-structured interviews were held as the main data collection method and content analysis was used to analyse collected data. Unavailability of a centralized body, poor implementation of rules and regulations; lack of skills and confidence, inadequate funds, lack of communication and coordination were identified as prevailing capacity gaps in post disaster waste management. Thus, finally paper proposes a framework for capacity building for sustainable post disaster waste management.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction|
Built and Human Environment
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology|
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Disaster Resilience
|Publisher:||Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka|
|Depositing User:||CI Malalgoda|
|Date Deposited:||15 Sep 2010 12:32|
|Last Modified:||07 Nov 2011 11:18|
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