•  Leverage experiences of the 2004 Asian tsunami to create community-based, community-owned mechanisms for enhanced disaster response, mitigation and preparedness for coastal communities. 
  • Explore models and run pilots for the creation of community-based mechanisms for enhancement of community resilience in terms of livelihoods, disaster preparedness and information support; and where possible, replicate, up-scale and mainstream these for the benefit of communities.
  •  Facilitate formation of local platforms to collaborate with the Government, NGOs, CBOs, academic, research and other relevant institutions for building disaster preparedness and for ensuring post-disaster responses that are appropriate, feasible, acceptable,equitable and sustainable. 
  • Create knowledge sharing networks using Information-Communication Technologies in order to facilitate access to informational,educational, transactional and recreational services within the overall framework of the project.
  • Collaborate with Government institutions, public enterprises, private institutions or individuals for furthering the goal of the Project. 
  • Conduct research programmes and studies, and document the learning,good practices and processes that will meaningfully contribute to the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction within the overall development framework.
  • Facilitate community access and utilization of State and Civil Society development initiatives.