Strengthening community participation in disaster management by strengthening governmental and non-governmental organisations and networks: a case study from Dinar and Bursa (Turkey)
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CitationKaranci, N. ve Akşit, B. (1999). Strengthening community participation in disaster management by strengthening governmental and non-governmental organisations and networks: a case study from Dinar and Bursa (Turkey). Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 13(4), s. 35-39.
This paper focuses on issues and weaknesses related to disaster management in the 1995 Dinar (Turkey) earthquake, and subsequent attempts from top apply the lessons learned from this earthquake into a study of strengthening community participation in Bursa, a province of Turkey which is located in the first-degree seismic zone, specifically focusing on earthquake disaster. The study in Bursa is a pilot one included in a general project for strengthening Turkey’s disaster management system. The first step involved the study of a disaster-stricken community following the 1 October, 1995 Dinar (Turkey) earthquake. The findings related to attitudes and evaluations of the Dinar community and local and central authorities on some aspects of disaster management will be presented. Subsequently, the initial stages of the pilot study in Bursa, partly employing the findings from the Dinar study will be described. The paper will focus on important dimensions of disaster management, the facilitating and hindering aspects of disaster management in Turkey and will provide a discussion of the findings in relation to the sustainability of disaster management.
SourceAustralian Journal of Emergency Management
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