Flood Vulnerability, Local Perception and Gender Role Judgment using Multivariate Analysis: A problem-Based "Participatory Action to Future Skill Management" to Cope with Flood Impacts

Author:

Rakib, M.A. Islam, S. Nikolaos, I. Bodrud-Doza, MD, Bhuiyan, M. A. H.

Editor:

First

Date:

2017

Region:

South Asia

Theme:

Gender and Floods

Language:

English

Publisher:

Elsevier

Full Harvard Reference:

Rakib, M.A. Islam, S. Nikolaos, I. Bodrud-Doza, MD, Bhuiyan, M. A. H. (2017). Flood Vulnerability, Local Perception and Gender Role Judgment using Multivariate Analysis: A problem-Based "Participatory Action to Future Skill Management" to Cope with Flood Impacts. Weather and Climate Extremes, 18: 29-43.

This paper focuses on flood impacts, management capacity, flood vulnerability and gender roles to cope with floods in Baladoba Char, Bangladesh. Children, adolescent girls and women make up 75% of displaced people. Incorporating both qualitative and quantitative techniques, this study carried out surveys, questionnaires, focus group discussions (FGD) and statistical analysis. To analyse gender roles within a char-land community, cluster analysis (CA) and principal components analysis (PCA) were also used. Findings emphasised the importance of indigenous knowledge which is frequently incorporated into the disaster preparedness and recovery stage, however scientific intervention regarding alerts is also required to notify rural communities in the event of an oncoming hazard. The results also identified the significant gender roles in local flood responses. In contrast to their male counterparts, women’s activities were more significant within DRR development and recovery however women continue to face gender discrimination and social injustice.