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Title:The integration of an effective disaster risk reduction system in Namibia based on vulnerabilities of stakeholders in the Zambezi region
Authors:Kanyimba, Alex T.
Siyambango, Nguza
Year:2014
Periodical:Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 2026-7215)
Volume:3
Issue:1
Pages:44-64
Language:English
Geographic term:Namibia
Subjects:floods
risk
Abstract:According to the Namibia Rapid Assessment Report, flood disasters affect the Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Kunene, Kavango and Zambezi (former Caprivi) regions of Namibia (Government of the Republic of Namibia, 2012). This study explores the views of the civil society, community and local government in disaster-prone areas about the threat of floods and about flood-related losses, and reports on the possibilities of implementing an effective disaster risk reduction system in Namibia. In the opinion of members of civil society, the community and local government agencies, flooding is on the increase and losses in assets have been experienced. The Namibian disaster reduction system consequently faces a challenge. The study gives recommendations for improvement. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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