Survey on Risk Perception and Housing Safety in Yangon

Team members of the joint research on risk perception and housing safety led by Prof. Kenji Okazaki conducted a field survey in in Ward No. 2, Pazundaung Township and in Byaing Yay Oe Zin Kwet Thit Ward, Tamwe Township from 19 to 24 October. A total of 213 household representatives participated in the risk perception survey while 30 houses were drawn and measured in the house survey. This joint research will compare the risk perception related to earthquake, cyclone, and fire hazards between the residents of the two wards, including their reasons for taking or not taking related disaster preparedness actions, especially those related to housing safety. Understanding people’s risk perception is crucial for effective disaster mitigation measures and for improving risk communication.

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