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Adaptive capacity in the implementation of disaster response village programme in Indonesia: Literature review

Simon S. Hutagalung
Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies | Vol 15, No 1 | a1470 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v15i1.1470 | © 2023 Simon S. Hutagalung | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 January 2023 | Published: 18 September 2023

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Simon S. Hutagalung, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Lampung, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia


The disaster-resilient village programme, which aims to develop settlements with the autonomy to adapt and deal with disasters aims to promote disaster awareness. Several questions arise regarding the contribution of the programme to the development of the adaptive capacity of village communities, including: what types of adaptive capacity emerge as a result of the programme’s implementation, and what factors promote and inhibit the development of adaptive capacity? This study employs a comprehensive literature review. The initial step is to do a keyword search using Publish or Perish 8.2.3944.8118. This study includes a range of search phrases, including the phrase ‘disaster-resilience’ and keywords: community resiliency, disaster preparedness and disaster policy. The type of adaptive capacity that emerges from the implementation of the disaster response village programme incorporates the topic of flexibility predominantly, showing that this programme raises a diversity of adaption practices and possibilities in the community. This approach is influenced by the disaster-prone geographical characteristics of Indonesia. Practical gaps exist in the form of evaluating values in the development of similar disaster programmes, while theoretical gaps exist in the form of conceptual identification of cultural characteristics that may occur as a result of efforts to build adaptive ability through the programme. This article examines societal values that are affected by programmes.

Contribution: This manuscript aims to add to the variety of disaster programme design initiatives requiring community resilience and sustainability. This sociocultural and disaster-related field is pertinent to the scope of this publication.


adaptive capacity; community resilience; disaster response; disaster management.


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