Incentives and enablers as a governance mechanism for implementing disaster risk management

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Abstract: Investing in resilience requires extensive funding, which is one of the critical causes of the current under-investment in resilience. Moreover, imposing resilience by law is not practical in all circumstances considering the versatile socio-economic dynamics and practicality. Therefore exploring new ways of thinking about disaster risk governance is essential in improving the implementation of disaster risk management practices at the ground level.

The need to incentivize and reward risk-informed local and national investments in resilient practices has recently drawn attention in existing studies. Accordingly, this study will investigate incentives and enablers as an innovative governance mechanism for implementing disaster risk management. The findings establish the need and role of incentives and enablers in disaster risk management and the different types and uses of the incentives and enablers. Incentives and enablers are rewards for actions that exceed the minimum level of compliance and will act as inducements for improved performance. Amidst the different types of incentives, financial incentives become significant as they will reduce funding constraints for resilient investments. Developing a clear pathway of how incentives and enablers can contribute to effective disaster risk management can help improve community resilience and better disaster risk governance.
Period8 Dec 2022
Event titleUnited Kingdom Alliance for Disaster Research Conference 2022: Disaster Research and Innovation at a Time of Global Uncertainty
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational