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Mitigation mechanisms and recovering process after Cyclone Winston: a comparative study of four communities in Fiji

Nakamura, Naohiro and Tagivakatini, Jovesa (2017) Mitigation mechanisms and recovering process after Cyclone Winston: a comparative study of four communities in Fiji. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    This project aims to identify recovery measures that have been taken by some remote communities after Cyclone Winston and aims to contribute to a better disaster planning in the context of Pacific Island countries. The project is particularly interested in how members of some communities responded to the damage caused by Winston and moved toward recovering, how traditional knowledge has contributed to mitigation mechanisms and recovering process and what can be learnt from these remote local communities. In countries with low priority with disaster management, such as Fiji, it might be critical for remote local communities to have self-mitigation mechanisms, as aid by the government and international community does not always quickly reach them. Existing literature on the impact of natural disasters and recovering process has observed progress made in developed countries, but not necessarily in developing countries with a few exceptions. Thus not only does this project contribute to literature on disaster management, it also provides practical knowledge of value to other remote communities. In effect, the project may contribute to facilitating remote communities to minimise the impact of severe natural disasters.

    Item Type: Other
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
    H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
    Depositing User: Naohiro Nakamura
    Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 15:10
    Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 15:10
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10384
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