Disaster Resilience Planning—The Crafting of An Action-Oriented Approach Using Scenario Planning; Case of the Kere, Southern Madagascar

  • Ralaingita, Maixent Isidore (Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator A)

Project: HDR ProjectPhD

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Resilience of what to what? When disaster occurs in a community; perceptive assaying to whether that community has a weaker or stronger resilience about that disaster would be made. However, resilience as a malleable concept poses challenge to both theoreticians and practitioners in disaster management to either a behavior or outcomes—can it be constructed and achieved? The advent of the resilience concept in the disaster management ground at the beginning of the 21st century triggered a paradigm shift of theories, policies and practices from the traditional “loss reduction and response model” to a more people centered and self-reliant approach. The idea of disaster resilience has reached popularity across sectors thanks to the far-reaching effect of the disaster risk reduction Hyogo Framework of Action of 2005 and the Sendai Framework of 2015. However, its practical aspects pose a challenge to practitioners, especially the concrete understanding and implementation, despite available tools. The proposed research will make a deeper inquiry in the practical dilemma and seeks to generate an integrative solution—first, by investigating the concept of disaster resilience utilizing the resilience thinking paradigm. Second, to develop an action-driven planning framework exploiting the scenario planning method. Together, the approach will contain holistic planning techniques that will empower relevant stakeholders to understand, develop and implement disaster resilience endeavors. This qualitative design and development research embraced the case study methodology focused on the pressing complex hazardous phenomenon of Kere, a compounded catastrophic effect of drought, famine, and poverty in the southern part of Madagascar.
Effective start/end date1/07/17 → …


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