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Challenges and Barriers to the Participation of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Flood Management: A Qualitative Study from Iran

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(2022) Challenges and Barriers to the Participation of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Flood Management: A Qualitative Study from Iran. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. p. 7. ISSN 1935-7893

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Abstract

Objective: Floods are one of Iran's most important natural hazards, which cause a lot of damage every year. Various organizations, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), participate in flood management. The present study aimed to explore the challenges and barriers of NGOs' participation in the management of the flooding in Iran based on stakeholders' experiences. Methods: This qualitative study is a case study that was conducted using the content analysis approach. Fifteen participants, including 3 national managers, 2 volunteers active in responding to recent floods, and 10 NGO managers/secretaries who had the knowledge or operational experience of participating in disaster management, were approached for interviews. Data were collected using a purposeful sampling method and continued until reaching data saturation. Results: Challenges and barriers to NGOs' participation in flood management were categorized into 4 main categories and 14 subcategories, including policy-making challenges, managerial challenges, executive challenges, and socio-cultural challenges. Conclusions: As multiple NGOs take part in responding to disasters and performing relief operations, establishing a unified command and supervision system for effective coordination and collaborations among NGOs and other stakeholders is highly suggested. Further research is needed to develop a measurement tool for assessing the effectiveness of NGOs' activities during disasters.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Sohrabizadeh, S.UNSPECIFIED
Moghaddam, P. S.UNSPECIFIED
Nejati-Zarnaqi, B.UNSPECIFIED
Yousefian, S.UNSPECIFIED
Pirani, D.UNSPECIFIED
Sahebi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Farrahi-Ashtiani, I.UNSPECIFIED
Jahangiri, K.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: disaster management flood Iran non-governmental organizations disaster management Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
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Page Range: p. 7
Journal or Publication Title: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 17
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2022.123
ISSN: 1935-7893
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/4468

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