Mozambique: Disaster Risk Management along the Rio Búzi; Case Study on the Background, Concept and Implementation of Disaster Risk Management in the Context of the GTZ-Programme for Rural Development (PRODER)
Goal of the case study: (1) To present and systematise experience with the DRM activities that have so far taken place within the framework of PRODER, with the aim of making recommendations for the further expansion of DRM activities in Mozambique. (2) To reduce the disaster risk as far as possible for the villages in question along the Rio Búzi.
Concepts: Presents and illustrates in concrete terms the concept of disaster risk (it comprises the two components of ‘hazard’ and ‘vulnerability’, given the specific context of the local physical-geo-graphical and socio-economic conditions of the project region.
Methodology: The study pays particular attention to the methodology and implementation of the concept of DRM and its individual components risk analysis, disaster prevention and mitigation as well as the disaster preparedness or preparation for emergency. The study is oriented towards outlining the achieved impacts; raises the following questions: (1) which activities took place in the context of these three complementary components in Búzi and the neighbouring municipalities? (2) Which participants were involved? What kinds of structures were created, and what are the impacts?
A special aspect briefly considered within this framework is the connection between DRM and poverty.