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Title: Risk Perception and Disaster Management in the Savannah Region of Ghana
Authors: Aboagye, Dr. Dacosta
Dari, Theresa
Koomson, Joseph
Keywords: demography
floods
hazard
intervention
mitigation
resilience, risk
vulnerability
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
Citation: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Vol. 3 No. 3; February 2013.
Abstract: Human vulnerability to hazards is generated from the interaction of the physical and human environment and interventions made to cope with hazards. To intervene with a hazard, the event or its consequences may be prevented or mitigated. The main aim of the study was to show how differences in perception influences adjustments made to cope with floods. Two towns in the savannah region which have been identified as highly vulnerable to flooding due to their history of flooding were selected as case study. The analysis showed that most of the respondents perceived flood risk as natural. Their perception of the causes and impacts of floods varies by gender, ethnicity and spatial location and affects the strategies used to intervene. The study concludes that deeper understanding of how perception and demographic characteristics combine to influence a group’s level of vulnerability would be beneficial in establishing more effective interventions to reduce human vulnerability.
Description: Article published in International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2013.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7285
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