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Amadhila, E., Shaamhula, L., Van Rooy, G., Siyambango, N. and Shaamhula, L. 2013. Disaster risk reduction in the Omusati and Oshana regions of Namibia. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 5(1): 1-9


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Disaster risk reduction in the Omusati and Oshana regions of Namibia.

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Namibia often experiences heavy rains in the north and north-eastern parts of the country, which results in severe flooding. For this reason, the country has endorsed the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) which seeks to develop the resilience of nations and communities to disasters and to assist countries to move away from the approach of emergency response to one of integrated disaster risk reduction. The aim of this article is to assess the resilience of the communities within the identified regions. A quantitative questionnaire was designed to assess people at risk of disaster related impacts. The questionnaire used 20 indicators to measure the level of progress at local level and how local governance plays a role in the mitigation and management of disasters. Analysis of data was done on a limited number of descriptors such as age, gender and local governance involvement, amongst others. There was generally a very high perception of threat (38%) in the study regions. Women perceived threat more accurately (mean = 4.09) than men. The community perceived threat more accurately than local government and civil society (mean = 4.08). Keywords: Disasters, Hyogo Framework for Action, Namibia, Resilience, Risk management.

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Type: Journal Article

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