Dr Kaushal Keraminiyage has delivered the plenary speech at the International Round Table on the Impact of Extreme Natural Events, Science and Technology for Mitigation (IRENE). This was an gathering of international experts researching on impact of extreme natural events.

There were more than 50 international participants and the event was organised by the Research Center — Technology for Disaster Prevention (RC-TDP) South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, and sponsored by Research Center - Technology for Disaster Prevention (RC-TDP) South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, National Science and Tecnology Commission (NASTEC), Sri Lanka and Center for Science and Technology of the Non-aligned and other Developing Countries (NAM S & T Center). The synopsis of the speech is given below.

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Synopsis

Internal displacement is an inevitable consequence of disasters, which is a key consideration in disaster mitigation strategies. In the recent decades, disaster induced internal displacements occur in greater number across the world. In order to minimize the causes and attenuate the consequences of these displacements, governments and other concerned entities involve themselves in the process of resettlement to different degrees. However, the large-scale resettlements are often criticized for not addressing the long-term expectations of the affected communities. Long term satisfaction of disaster affected communities is a complex matter with so many interconnected variables. Success of a disaster affected resettlement programme not only depend on the expectations of the resettled communities, but also that of the host communities. This dynamic relationship makes the matter of long term satisfaction even more complex. Based on a series of studies conducted in Sri Lanka, the speaker attempts to explain the nature of this complex phenomena, using the concept of agent based simulation, in a bid to help relevant authorities to make informed decisions on planning and implementing successful resettlement projects.

Key Qualifications

Ph.D. in Construction Process Management (2009) from The Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, University of Salford, UK

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Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice – PGCert (AP) (2012)  University of Salford.

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Fellow member of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) since 2012 

First Class Honours in B.Sc. (Quantity Surveying - 2001), Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 

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Dr Kaushal Keraminiyage has delivered the plenary speech at the International Round Table on the Impact of Extreme Natural Events, Science and Technology for Mitigation (IRENE). This was an gathering of international experts researching on impact of extreme natural events.

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