Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy:A Case Study of 1/12 Earthquake in Haiti

  • 艾 司飛

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


ABSTRACT This study seeks to understand the current condition of disaster risk reduction in the Haitian metropolitan city (Port-au-Prince) and investigates the Haitian government DRR legal framework such as the national strategy for disaster risk reduction It covers a wide range of factors relating directly or indirectly to DRR-related including the national report on DRR prepared in the context of the world conference on disaster prevention Kobe-Hyogo Japan The 1/12 earthquake case was studied to explore the challenges and best practices on the effectiveness of the framework In addition to the review of existing literature the author also collected primary data through an in-depth semi interview It was found that the Haitian Government at some extent did well in launching search and rescue but the NGOs on the other hand didn’t do well as expected The entire system suffer from a lack of supervision and organization; in particular the responsibility to supervise and monitor the system was not defined There were problems of coordination integration and commitments from Haitian Government and employees It was suggested that the Haitian Government have to develop effective strategies of disaster reduction Keywords: Disaster;Risk Reduction Strategy implementation;Haiti
Date of Award2016 Jul 21
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorYung-Nane Yang (Supervisor)

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