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Collaborative risk governance in informal urban areas : the case of Wallacedene temporary relocation area

dc.contributor.authorZweig, Patricia J.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-25T14:00:18Z
dc.date.available2018-09-25T14:00:18Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationZweig, P. J. 2017. Collaborative risk governance in informal urban areas : the case of Wallacedene temporary relocation area. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 9(1):a386, doi:10.4102/jamba.v9i1.386
dc.identifier.issn2072-845X (online)
dc.identifier.issn1996-1421 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/jamba.v9i1.386
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104492
dc.descriptionCITATION: Zweig, P. J. 2017. Collaborative risk governance in informal urban areas : the case of Wallacedene temporary relocation area. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 9(1):a386, doi:10.4102/jamba.v9i1.386.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.jamba.org.za
dc.description.abstractCommunity-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) is an emancipatory approach that aims to empower local communities in reducing their own risks. A community risk assessment (CRA) is an essential element of CBDRM, incorporating highly participatory processes of hazard identification and vulnerability analysis. By incorporating local knowledge and insights, together with those contributed by other external role players, the nature of local risks can be more accurately identified, giving consideration to their causal factors, the nature of their realised impacts or potential effects on a local community and the challenges posed in addressing them. Reflecting on the process and outcomes of a CRA conducted in an informal settlement in the Cape Town metropolitan area, this article describes how one such risk assessment contributed to building local agency through a process of collaborative engagement. Offered as an example of possible best practice, it illustrates both the immediate and potentially longer term benefits to be derived from such a collaborative process, suggesting that a community-based risk assessment may contribute significantly to building more resilient communities. It concludes with a consideration of the challenges of sustaining longer term risk reduction efforts.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba/article/view/386
dc.format.extent7 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectEmergency managementen_ZA
dc.titleCollaborative risk governance in informal urban areas : the case of Wallacedene temporary relocation areaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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