Risk governance in Nepal: Reflecting on experiences with Risk and Resilience Committees

Jones, Samantha (2008) Risk governance in Nepal: Reflecting on experiences with Risk and Resilience Committees. In: UK - Southeast Asia Scientists and Practitioners Seminar on Climate Change, Disaster Risk Governance and Emergency Management, 2-3 December 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

This paper reports on fieldwork in Nepal, which produces a comparison between two communities of their perception and experience of risk. In particular, it explores contrasting ideas of risk governance based upon a community survey as well as in depth interviews with risk and resilience committee members. The paper moves to a tentative conclusion that suggests, in more urban areas the existence of a formal structure embedded in local government is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for disaster risk reduction; in contrast, in rural areas disaster risk reduction discourse
is more difficult because of the overwhelming priority of maintaining livelihood security.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 15:07
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 05:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6048

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