The livelihoods approach to resilience building allows for holistic and integrated consideration of the institutions, capacities, natural resources and assets available to people to improve their quality of life without jeopardizing the livelihood options of others. The impacts of the 2004 tsunami on livelihoods and resources in Sri Lanka are outlined, with vulnerabilities emerging from the relief and reconstruction process identified. Vulnerability and capacity assessments are an important method by which social learning on disasters can be facilitated by linking directly with the needs, problems and solutions identified by decision makers and affected communities.
|Title of host publication||Adaptation to climate variability and change|
|Subtitle of host publication||proceedings of the International Conference on Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change|
|Place of Publication||Boulder, Colorado|
|Publisher||Institute for Social and Environment Transition ; Winrock International India|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||International Conference on Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change - New Delhi|
Duration: 5 Jan 2006 → 7 Jan 2006
|Conference||International Conference on Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change|
|Period||5/01/06 → 7/01/06|
Miller, F., Thomalla, F., & Chadwick, M. (2006). Approaches for assessing disaster vulnerability and building sustainable livelihoods: insights from Sri Lanka one year after the Tsunami. In Adaptation to climate variability and change: proceedings of the International Conference on Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change (pp. 118-122). Boulder, Colorado: Institute for Social and Environment Transition ; Winrock International India.