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Application of the Force-Field Technique to Drought Vulnerability Analysis: A Phenomenological Approach

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dc.contributor.author Hlalele, Bernard M.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-07T13:46:26Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-07T13:46:26Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-13
dc.identifier.issn 2072-845X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/2120
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Drought events are integral parts of climate variability. Over 80% of the Basotho population’s livelihood is dependent on rain-fed agriculture. This current study used force-field project management technique for drought vulnerability analysis. The study was approached from a phenomenological viewpoint conceptualised using a force-field analysis technique. The study used a qualitative research approach and a phenomenological research design. The main findings of this study were high unemployment rate, environmental degradation and poverty. The study proposes that post- education outreaches and community capacity-building projects should be effected. This can take several forms, such as learnerships, where everyone is certificated for the job trained for. The study proposes that all registered institutions in country, be it catering, Basotho Enterprises Development Corporation (BEDCO), construction companies, driving schools, nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), private companies, driving schools, NGO’s, private companies and so on, can take part in the training of members of the community in partnership with well-known institutions such as the National University of Lesotho, St, Elizabeth, Lerotholi Polytechnic and Limkonkwin Creative University for accredited informal certification. This skilled labour force can then be trained on how to create and form cooperatives to assist the government with the task of employment. Ha Masupha and Ha Thakanyane are places that are less advantaged with poor transport and road infrastructure and high migration rates and poverty levels. If all or a majority of the proposed actions for change are effected, there will be fewer new HIV/AIDS infections, improved quality of life, less deforestation caused by poor socio-economic status and less graduate unemployment for all Thabana Morena communities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Jàmbá - Journal of Disaster Risk Studies en_US
dc.subject Force-Field Technique en_US
dc.subject Phenomenology en_US
dc.subject Vulnerability en_US
dc.subject Drought en_US
dc.subject Hazard en_US
dc.subject Disaster en_US
dc.title Application of the Force-Field Technique to Drought Vulnerability Analysis: A Phenomenological Approach en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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