Notable Research with Social Impact

Building Local Community Awareness on Natural Disaster Preparedness: Case Study of Local Communities in Nan Province, Thailand

About research: This research aimed to (1) design activities to building community awareness on disaster preparedness, (2) launch activities in pilot communities to build awareness of flood disaster preparedness and (3) debrief process activities on community based disaster management. This research was based upon aa participatory action research (PAR) and was performed as a map making process, interview, focus group discussion, brainstorming and gaming simulation. The empirical outcomes of this research wee (1) a map of the flooded areas in pilot communities, (2) map of community building types, (3) community flood risk map, (4) map of vulnerable groups in the community, (5) signs of flood risk level (as high, medium and low) and (6) map of community management zones.

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