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Community perspective on policy options for resettlement management: a case study of risk reduction in Bududa, Eastern Uganda

Source(s):  Public Library of Science (PLoS)

Despite existing policy actions on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), many community members in Bududa still continue to settle in high-risk areas re-zoned for nonsettlement. There seems to be an apparent information asymmetry on expectations between the community and Government. The challenge then is ‘how to consult communities and seek their opinion in an adequately representative unbiased way’. This paper sets out to explore policy options on resettlement management as a DRR approach and how engaging with communities in a public discourse using the Deliberative Polling (DP) approach; to obtain their opinions and insights on these policy issues, revealed underlying challenges to policy implementation.

Using deliberative polling, an innovative approach to public policy consultation, this paper finds that although the community is in agreement with most government policy options under resettlement management, they lacked an understanding of the rationale underlying these policy options leading to challenges in implementation. The community members seemed uncertain and had mistrust in government’s ability to implement the policies especially on issues of compensation for land lost.



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  • Community perspective on policy options for resettlement management: a case study of risk reduction in Bududa, Eastern Uganda
  • Publication date 2018
  • Author(s) Neema, S.; Mongo Bua, G.; Tuhebwe, D.; Ssentongo, J.; Tumuhamye, N.; Mayega, R.W.; Fishkin, J.; Atuyambe, L.M.; Bazeyo, W.
  • Number of pages 14 p.

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