Constructing Disaster Risk in Local Governance

Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
To: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 
5:00 PM
To: 
6:00 PM
Venue: 
Leong Hall 206

ABSTRACT
Building on the assumption that risk is contextually-driven, the presentation examines Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) policy-making in Malabon and Navotas, cities in Metro Manila that regularly experience flooding and storm surge. Given similar geographical, socio-economic, and political-cultural contexts, the study illustrates how policy makers in these two cities construct their views of risk, and how DRR policies are shaped by negotiations and definitions of risk.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
John Paolo Dalupang is pursuing a PhD in Sociology as a Scholar of the International Research Initiative on Climate Change: Coastal Cities at Risk, 2011-2016, with funding support from International Development Research Centre (Canada). The Manila Observatory and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology led the Manila Research Team.