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

Samantha Jones

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventUK - Southeast Asia Scientists and Practitioners Seminar on Climate Change, Disaster Risk Governance and Emergency Management - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceUK - Southeast Asia Scientists and Practitioners Seminar on Climate Change, Disaster Risk Governance and Emergency Management
Period1/01/08 → …

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