14 March 2017
Field Course in Sri Lanka February 2017
The students of the Master of Disaster Management at University of Copenhagen took part in a three-week field course on Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Methods (VRAM).
The course was conducted in partnership with the Social Policy Analysis and Research Center (SPARC), at the University of Colombo.
The course is an opportunity for students to have practical experience in conducting assessments and to be able to grasp field-level complexity.
The students stayed in Sri Lanka for a period of three weeks. The first week was busy with lectures and field work planning. The second week, the students conducted Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments in two field locations in Anuradhapura district -Ruwanmaduwa and Kiwulekada villages - affected by a series of disasters (floods, droughts and wild elephant attacks). In the third and the final week, the students met with Government and Non–Governmental organizations working in the field of disaster risk management in Sri Lanka.