Reconstructing community livelihood after Tsunami

This long term investigation into the social recovery from the 2004 Tsunami, is developing an understanding of how communities have been restored post tsunami. Focusing on five case study sites – Seenigama, Hambantota, Thirukkovil, Sainthamuruthu, and Chennai – to evaluate the long-term benefit of disaster aid and contribute to policy and theory development. The community-engaged research methodology includes consultation with local advisors, local guides and research assistants. Research methods include: the construction of social profiles, surveys, community member profiles, lengthy interviews, and the collection of relevant local stories.

Start By 27 December 2006
Completed By 26 December 2010
Funding ARC Linkage Grant
Researcher(s) Martin Mulligan
Program Community, Migration and Development
Location(s) Chennai – India
Hambantota – Sri Lanka
Sainthamaruthu – Sri Lanka
Seenigama – Sri Lanka