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Forgetting Anticipation: the double gap between knowledge, policy and practice of risk assessment in Botswana and Tanzania

Becker, Per LU (2013) 73th Annual Meeting of the SfAA In SfAA 2013 Programme
Abstract
A society’s ability to anticipate disaster is a fundamental part of its resilience. The purpose of this paper is to investigate potential gaps between theory, policy and practice concerning functions for risk assessment in the governmental systems of southern African development countries, particularly Botswana and Tanzania. It applies comparative case studies with data collected in focus groups and interviews on national, regional and local level, and through documentary sources. The paper reveals significant gaps between theory and policy, and even more substantial gaps between policy and practice.
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Denver, United States
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2013-03-20
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  title        = {Forgetting Anticipation: the double gap between knowledge, policy and practice of risk assessment in Botswana and Tanzania},
  year         = {2013},
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