Perceptions of Individual and Community Resilience to Earthquakes
Karancı, Ayşe Nuray
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This chapter presents the perceptions of earthquake survivors and representatives of disaster?related institutions on what they see as related to resilience in the face of earthquakes. It discusses the findings relation to the emBRACE resilience framework and policy implications. In this Turkish case study, individual and community resilience pertinent to different phases of the disaster risk management cycle were evaluated from a psychosocial perspective with field work conducted in Van and Adapazari/Sakarya, as part of the emBRACE project. The chapter focuses on the results of the qualitative study which included in?depth interviews and focus groups. It also discusses the resilience indicators for capacities and resources, learning, and con? text features of the emBRACE resilience framework. The chapter provides a list of all indicators obtained from the two case sites as they relate to the resources and capacities element of the framework.