Significance of community participation in success of post natural disaster reconstruction project - evidence from developing country

Shafique, Kamran ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4157-8741 and Warren, Clive M. J. (2015) Significance of community participation in success of post natural disaster reconstruction project - evidence from developing country. In: 5th International Conference on Building Resilience, 15 July - 17 July 2015, Newcastle, Australia.


Abstract

Disasters associated with natural hazards are striking today’s world more frequently than ever before and, as a result, number of post disaster recovery and reconstruction projects has increased substantially. Community participation in post natural disaster reconstruction projects is the most important factor for its success and sustainability. Contemporary research has emphasized on involving community in each and every phase of Post Disaster Reconstruction (PDR) project, however, such practices are not being implemented in developing countries; thus, PDR projects in developing countries are facing massive failure. In this paper, review of literature and case study methods have been used to reveal the significance of community participation and current practices being adopted for implementation of PDR projects in developing countries. Study of a PDR project named ‘New Balakot City Development Project’ initiated in the earthquake struck area of Pakistan, evidenced that community participation is the most significant factor for success of PDR projects. The study has provided applied evidence that disengagement of community could lead PDR projects to failure. Some recommendations for the practitioners to enhance chances of success of a PDR project have also been outlined in this study.


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Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2022 05:38
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Uncontrolled Keywords: natural disasters, disaster management, post natural disaster reconstruction, stakeholder, community participation
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350711 Organisational planning and management
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350709 Organisation and management theory
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350717 Stakeholder engagement
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/44817

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