Heshani Ranasinghe authored the 7th chapter of the FCE book. This chapter goes into quite some detail regarding the Sri Lankan context, which I don’t have the knowledge to comment on. This is an important chapter since Heshani takes two case studies to evaluate how well the FCE’s early warning system worked. I really appreciated the author’s transparency when they note that the system had both successes and failures. Very refreshing indeed.
Patrick Meier (PhD)NB: THIS BLOG HAS MOVED TO iREVOLUTION.net
Born and raised in Africa. Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi and co-founder of the International Network of Crisis Mappers.Previously co-directed Harvard's Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning. Consulted extensively for international organizations in Africa, Asia and Europe. PhD from The Fletcher School and Doctoral Fellowship from Stanford University's Program on Liberation Technology. MA from Columbia University. BA from York and EAP at UC Berkeley.