Empowering Vulnerable Communities in Post-disaster Recovery Efforts

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Vulnerable communities, such as women, elderly people, and indigenous populations, are those who are hardest hit and least able to cope when a disaster strikes. Nonetheless, these communities possess skills, knowledge, resources, and capacities in post-disaster recovery efforts that tend to be overlooked and underutilised. There is a need to capture this social capital and transform this vulnerability into resilience, thus creating a more sustainable community. This research aims to recommend strategies for empowering vulnerable communities in post-disaster recovery efforts. The strategies will develop a framework and guidelines for vulnerable groups to contribute to post-disaster recovery efforts in their community.

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Bee Lan
Oo

Built Environment
Architecture and Design
Riza
Sunindijo

Built Environment
Architecture and Design
Mohammad
Mojtahedi

Built Environment
Architecture and Design
bee.oo@unsw.edu.au

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