Special Issue "Community Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction: Perspectives, Methodologies and Evaluations"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2021.
Interests: partciptory approach; risk communication; community based disaster preparedness; implementation science
Interests: community learning; social learning; informal learning; lifelong learning; community-based DRR; community engagement; participation; participatory approach
Interests: economic impact analysis of disaster; disaster recovery; decision-making for disaster risk reduction; implementation science of integrated disaster risk management
In recent decades, community participation has become a buzzword for successful social implementation of disaster risk reduction (DRR) plans and strategies, yet its actualization largely remains elusive. The so-called successful community-based DRR initiatives have rarely been replicated and scaled up. Innovative tools and methods have continuously been introduced to increase the effective involvement of local communities in DRR, yet there hardly exists any consensus about the process of participation—who will be involved, when, and to what extent. In principle, several claims have been made in favor of community participation but they have have seldom been empirically validated. The very idea of participation remains value-laden. In addition, communities are not homogeneous units, which creates an enormous challenge for selecting, representing, and incorporating the core values, concerns, and visions of communities in the decision-making process. This is a timely call to systematically and rigorously examine the process and outcome factors of community participation to unravel what works, when, and why. This Special Issue invites papers on DRR focusing on theoretical and empirical studies of:
- Participatory framework: process and outcome
- Evaluation of participatory programs and projects
- Innovative participatory tools and techniques
- Implementation challenges of participatory disaster risk reduction
- Participatory disaster risk governance models and approaches
- Community of practice and purpose in DRR
- Community definition, sense of community in participatory process
- Treads and patterns of community-based DRR across regions and countries
Prof. Subhajyoti Samaddar
Dr. Kaori Kitagawa
Prof. Hirokazu Tatano
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- participatory approach
- processes and outcomes of participation
- participatory methods and tools
- participatory disaster risk governance
- implementation science for DRR
- case studies of community-based DRR
- integrated disaster risk management