Research project

Strengthening the resilience of the Nigerien population to floods: adapting humanitarian actions to socio-cultural contexts in Niamey

This research addresses the behaviours of prevention and protection of populations in the face of recurrent floods in Niamey. Significant efforts are being made by international and local actors to reduce the vulnerability of the poorest populations affected by these floods. However, these efforts have not allowed them to build a resilient response in a sustainable and effective manner. Mr. Abdou Alou, PhD in Geography (Université Grenoble Alpes, 2018) seeks to document the socio-cultural determinants that influence the adaptive capacities of populations in order to enable stakeholders to integrate them into their prevention and risk reduction actions, and allow people to become actors in their own security.


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