The Influence of Community Drought Risk Management on Community Development in Tiaty Constituency, Kenya

Authors

  • Abdullahi AHMED OSMAN School of Social Sciences, Mount Kenya University, Kenya.
  • Wambui J. Mwangi School of Social Sciences, Mount Kenya University

Keywords:

Community Drought, Risk Management, Community Development, Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment, Risk Reduction Programs, Community Organizations

Abstract

Climate change contributed to an increase in the rate of disasters, particularly those with meteorological origins. This study assessed community drought risk management strategies and community development in Tiaty Constituency, Kenya. The objective was to determine the influence of disaster risk reduction programs in promoting community development in the area, grounded in the Environmental Community Development Theory. A mixed-methods research approach was adopted, with a target population of 12,153 people. The sample size comprised 395 respondents selected using stratified sampling techniques. Statistical Analysis Software version 25 was utilized for data analysis. Descriptive statistics were conducted to offer descriptive features of the study variables, with quantitative survey data expressed as mean averages. The study revealed that risk reduction programs focusing on environmental conservation and sustainable practices contributed to the long-term sustainability of communities in Tiaty Constituency. It was found that building community resilience extended beyond disaster management and contributed to overall community development, aimed at achieving sustainable self-reliance. The findings highlighted the significant positive impact of drought risk reduction programs in aiding community development and resilience-building efforts. Based on the comprehensive findings, the study recommended prioritizing and expanding risk reduction programs, with a specific focus on environmental conservation, social cohesion, and community participation in hazard assessment, to inform planning and decision-making processes.

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Published

2024-02-12

How to Cite

OSMAN, A. A., & Mwangi, W. J. (2024). The Influence of Community Drought Risk Management on Community Development in Tiaty Constituency, Kenya. Kabarak Journal of Research & Innovation, 13(4), 133–142. Retrieved from https://journals.kabarak.ac.ke/index.php/kjri/article/view/383

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Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

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