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Details of Mr Zarouk Zihan   


Gender male
Job title Programme Development Associate
United Nations Development Programme Sri Lanka ( UNDP)
202-204, Baudhaloka Mawatha
United Nations Development Programme Sri Lanka 202-204, Baudhaloka
Colombo 7
Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lanka
Tel +94 (0) 112136136
Fax +94 (0) 112670025
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Website http://www.undp.lk
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Skills/Expertise Zihan has over 9 years of experience working with the Health development sector. He joined the field of Disaster Risk Management at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Sri Lanka in January 2005. He during his current assignment with UNDP, has been the focal point for Training and Education for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in Disaster Management Centre (DMC) of Sri Lanka. Main task is to incorporating Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in the school, and university curriculum and also designing and standardizing training modules, Supplementary Training Materials and Guidelines for different Stakeholders and Target As part of his current assignment, he has been assigned to Conceptualize and develop a ‘Mobile Awareness Caravan’ for DMC. While Zihan is contributing to DRR educational sector, In August 2009, there was a need of a person who can really commit himself and work together with the Assistant Commissioner of Local Government, Vavuniya to establish a systematic mechanism for mitigating the potential impact on environment due to the establishment of welfare villages with war victims. Key challenges were the management of solid and liquid waste. Zihan helped the Government and Humanitarian Clusters (Shelter, Health, Watsan etc.) to coordinate better and establish a very successful- efficient and effective- mechanism to manage waste in the IDP centers. A ‘Health Services Excellence Award’ was awarded for his outstanding contribution to the IDP healthcare.

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Created: 2010-02-24 Last Updated: 2011-03-23 by Annelies GROEN