Date(s) - 13/03/2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am


Effectively Engaging Local Faith Leaders in Disaster Risk Reduction

Guest Speaker:
Nagulan Nesiah, Episcopal Relief & Development

Lauren Kejah and Lydia Tanner, Tearfund

Convened by Hub Co-chairs: Catriona Dejean, Tearfund and Andrea Kaufmann, World Vision International

Webinar Agenda:

  • Hub Introduction and 2018 Work (Andrea Kaufmann)
  • Role of Local Faith Actors in the context of the localisation agenda (Catriona Dejean)

Lauren Kejeh, Tearfund and Lydia Tanner, The Research People will be presenting on:

  • Disasters and the local church

Nagulan Nesiah will be presenting on:

  • Episcopal Relief & Development’s faith engagement through asset-based approaches
  • Sri Lanka case study in engaging local pastors in disaster risk reduction efforts

Discussion led by JLI MLFC Co-chairs


Webinar Slides

Featured resources


About the Guest Speaker:

Nagulan Nesiah joined Episcopal Relief & Development nearly 9 years ago from the staff of the Diocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka where he helped oversee the post-tsunami relief and recovery plans of the church. Using that experience, Nagulan has lead Episcopal Relief & Development’s disaster risk reduction sectoral strategy, including facilitating the process that lead to the Pastors and Disaster Toolkit, a contextual resource to assist our partners and their target communities build their resilience to disasters. Nagulan currently serves as a Senior Program Officer and helps coordinate the organization’s international emergency responses while continuing to manage community development activities in a portfolio of countries. He is based in Sri Lanka.