Understanding everyday and disaster risks in Karonga Town, Malawi

This brief highlights risks identified by residents, as resulting in premature death or injury or affecting their livelihoods and assets

Abstract

This policy brief summarises key findings from research that sought to identify the full spectrum of risks facing the inhabitants of Karonga, and these have been identified by Karonga residents as resulting in premature death or injury and/or affecting their livelihoods and assets.

The brief highlights that full knowledge of the risks – their nature, scale, and physical location – highlights where risk reduction is needed and possible,for large disasters, for small disasters, and for everyday hazards.

This is an output from the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) programme

Citation

Manda, M., and Wanda, E. (2017). Understanding everyday and disaster risks in Karonga Town, Malawi, Urban ARK Policy Brief.

Understanding everyday and disaster risks in Karonga Town, Malawi

Published 31 January 2017