Community based- flood risk management: experiences and challenges in Malawi

Robert Sakic Trogrlic, Grant Wright, Adebayo Adeloye, Melanie J. Duncan, Faidess Dumbizgani Mwale

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Current flood risk management strategies in Malawi are focused on community- based flood risk management (CBFRM), but studies explicitly exploring the realities of CB-FRM stay limited. Through presenting results of a fieldwork undertaken in April 2016 in the Lower Shire Valley, this paper discusses flood impacts, provides an overview of CB-FRM practices in Malawi and the challenges faced. The fieldwork involved 11 focus group discussions, survey and field visits.
Findings indicate that CB-FRM in Malawi presents a multistakeholder effort and calls for more risk reduction and preparedness oriented approach. Current practice requires a number of improvements in terms of financing, participation, governance and project management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXVI World Water Congress in Cancun, Mexico (May 2017)
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2017


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