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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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Abstract

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
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: CI Malalgoda
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 11:32
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:21
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/9749

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