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Community awareness and participation in disaster risk management: the case of khayelitsha TR-section
(University of the Western Cape, 2013)
Community participation and awareness in disaster risk management is widely recognized as a cornerstone for disaster risk reduction and effective response and recovery strategies. This goes parallel with the world paradigm ...
Self-organisation in the governance of disaster risk management in Bangladesh
(University of the Western Cape, 2008)
A disaster always means a huge death toll, displacement and inconceivable destruction for a poor country such as Bangladesh. Recently, Bangladesh has taken a holistic approach to prioritising interrelated activities and ...
A review of the implementation of disaster risk assessments in the city of Cape Town: challenges and prospects
The problem question of this study is how the City of Cape Town, as a metro municipality went about implementing Disaster Risk Assessments. While the National Disaster Management Centre acknowledges that municipalities are ...
The role of local government in disaster risk management: a case of the City of Cape Town in the Western Province of South Africa.
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
Much has been said about the continued escalation of disasters, impacting negatively on the people’s livelihoods; mostly the poor. However, not enough is done to minimise or reduce the vulnerability of the people to risks ...