Partners Publications

Cartographies communautaires des risques d’inondation et analyse des vulnérabilités De la ville d’Antananarivo

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Projet IARIVO: Renforcement de la résilience des communautés exposées aux inondations de la ville d’Antananarivo, face aux catastrophes, en réduisant leur vulnérabilité et en renforçant les capacités et la collaboration des parties prenantes.

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Publication Catalogue

Publication Catalogue

This catalogue lists the various published outputs and contributions of the Periperi U consortium between 2011 and 2015. This includes books and book chapters that the partners have written and or contributed towards; Various journal articles from African scholars and researchers, Commissioned research reports; Contributions to UN Reports; Several conference papers; as well as Newsletters and bookletters.

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OFF the RADAR – Synthesis Report

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Between 2003 and 2014, South Africa’s Western Cape Province sustained costly flood losses in 12 disasters triggered by cut-off low (COL) pressure systems. In cooperation with the Western Cape’s Disaster Management Centre, RADAR completed   a two-step study, including  a detailed,  ‘end-to-end’ analysis of the COL-associated disasters from 2011-2014, as well as a cumulative study of all  COL-related disasters reported from 2003-14.​

Author(s): Robyn Pharoah, Alisa Holloway, Gillian Fortune, Arthur Chapman, Elisabeth Schaber and Patricia Zweig

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Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

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A groundbreaking study into the threats likely to confront southern African communities over the next decade has been released. Titled Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, the study identifies regional and global factors that may impact the lives and livelihoods of southern Africans and, as importantly, the available capacities to address these challenges.

Author(s): Holloway A., Chasi V., de Waal J., Drimie S., Fortune G., Mafuleka G., Morojele M., Penicela Nhambiu B., Randrianalijaona M., Vogel C. and Zweig P.

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Risk and Development Annual Review (RADAR) 2010

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http://www.riskreductionafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/pdf/publication/RADAR2010_English.pdf

RADAR was developed between 2009 and 2010 by UCT/DiMP, following the completion of extensive research on six years of severe weather events and social violence in the Western Cape. The maps, tables and other information presented here represent almost ten years of focused ‘ex-post’ or postdisaster research in the Western Cape, and have been derived from post-disaster studies commissioned by provincial and national government, as well as by the City of Cape Town (CoCT).

Principle Author(s): A. Holloway, G. Fortune with V. Chasi

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Weathering the Storm

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Weathering the Storm reflects current international practice in participatory risk assessment. It describes an approach to risk reduction that actively engages residents of informal settlements, as well as their civil society and government colleagues. This guide has been tailored to the disaster risk profile of the Wand to the cultural and language needs of disaster risk and development practitioners in the province – although many of the issues profiled may applying other settings.

Principle Author(s): A. Holloway with R. Roomaney

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Learning about Livelihoods

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Learning about livelihoods is a guide to understanding and applying the sustainable livelihoods framework. It provides practical ideas on how to use this framework to inform development and project planning at different scales. This package represents a contribution to the field; it is a work in progress written by development practitioners and participatory educators who have worked with the livelihoods framework in a wide range of contexts.

Principle Author(s): Rick de Satgé

Legislation for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction

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Tearfund’s Environment and Disasters advocacy strategy aims to help vulnerable people reduce disaster risks through increasing government commitment to implementing propoor disaster prevention policies and practices. The aim of this report is to encourage national and donor governments to develop and improve their disaster risk reduction legislation. Legislating for disaster risk reduction (DRR) is a crucial step in mainstreaming DRR into development.

Principle Author(s): M. Pelling and A. Holloway

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Urban Vulnerability: Perspectives from Southern Africa

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This publication is divided into three parts. In Part 1, Erika Coetzee’s chapter proposes a conceptual framework for understanding urban vulnerability. The subsequent chapter by Catherine Oelofse links concepts of urban vulnerability with disaster risk. Part 2 introduces the Southern African context in relation to issues of urbanisation and urban vulnerability. Part 3 illustrates strategies for addressing issues of urban vulnerability through series of case studies.

Edited by Christina Nomdo and Erika Coetzee

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Reducing Risk

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This book is primarily a tool for Southern African practitioners working with highly vulnerable communities. If you are planning to facilitate a series of learning activities in disaster reduction you may want toi use this book both as a reference and as a ‘how to manual’.If you work as a development agent ‘Reducing Risk’ should provide you with ideas and suggestions for training/ learning activities.

By A. von Kotze and A. Holloway

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Southern Perspectives

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This issue coincides with the closing event for the International Decades for Natural Disaster Reduction – the IDNDR Programme Forum, convened in Geneva, Switzerland. During the past ten years, the IDNDR has advocated for greater attention to the reduction of natural disasters – to avert human, property and other losses. While Southern Africa is seldom viewed as vulnerable to natural threats, that is compared to Asia and Latin America, the subcontinent lives with rising patterns of social, economic and environmental vulnerability.

Editor: Ailsa Holloway

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Living with Drought

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This pack aims at complementing other ‘disaster management training’ materials. These activities specifically emphasise the important role that development and aid workers paly in long-term planning and action in drought prone communities. They do this by strengtening and understanding, skills and knowledge necessary for including risk reduction into development practices.

By A. von Kotze and A. Holloway

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Published Articles:

Disaster Risk in Africa: dynamic discourse or dysfunctional dialogue?
Crafting Disaster Risk Science: Environmental and geographical science sans frontières
Disaster Risk Reduction in Southern Africa: Hot rhetoric—cold reality
Disaster Mitigation
Drought emergency, Yes…Drought Disaster, No: Southern Africa 1991-1993