Evaluation of Community Readiness for Self-management: Case of Climate Change Adaptation and Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) in Nan Province, Thailand

About research: This study aimed to study the (1) climate change adaptation of a local community in Nan Province, (2) disaster management system in Nan Province and to (3) evaluate the change adaptation and CBDRM in Nan Province. This research was performed using an empirical survey, checklist data, focus group discussion, public hearing, interview, participatory observation and physical survey with communities through participatory action research (PAR). The empirical output of this research were (1) the water level in Nan Town municipality in the flood situation in 2011, (2) vulnerable group data in pilot community, (3) flood risk identification map, (4) elements of community self-management on disaster readiness, and (5) empirical characters of disaster readiness in pilot community.

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Associate Professor Dr. Suchana Chavanich Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University

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