Kere Resilience Plan for the Atsimo-Andrefana Region, Madagascar
Charles Darwin University
Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes, Ministère de l'Intérieur et de la Réforme Administrative
Kere is a catastrophic phenomenon that impacts the southern arid and semi-arid part of Madagascar. It claims thousands of lives per years of occurrence and retains the entire region in an entrenched cycle of destitution. Embracing the systems thinking paradigm, this plan deciphers elements at play and dynamic interplays between them.
The plan presents critical interventions required to reduce, eliminate, and contain idiosyncratic risks that contribute to the formation of the Kere. It is built upon the aptitudes for resilience that the people of the Atsimo-Andrefana Region, especially the district of Ampanihy and Betioky, exhibit to cope with and survive the Kere.