Author: Henry Ngenyam Bang
This book is based on empirical research about the Lake Nyos Disaster, and examines contemporary challenges within natural hazards/disaster risk, vulnerability, resettlement, risk perception, disaster management and relocation decisions in Cameroon. It brings the ramifications of the LND to the fore, analysing not only the continuing social vulnerabilities/risks in the affected populations, but also ongoing eff orts to rehabilitate the affected area. This treatise is further enriched by theoretical concepts/ models in disasters along with an analysis that integrates the results/findings with the theories that underpin them. Based on the research results, the author has produced a new disaster model that informs Relocation Decisions.
Dr. Henry Ngenyam Bang has a PhD in International Development and second MSc Environment and Development both from the University of East Anglia UK. His first MSc Applied Geology was obtained from the University of Buea Cameroon and BSc (Hons) Geology from Ahmadu Bello University. Dr. Bang’s career is in research/higher education, and professional practice. Henry is an International Disaster Management Specialist, presently Research Fellow at the Disaster Management Centre, Bournemouth University, UK. Dr. Bang also has teaching/research experience in the higher education sector in Africa and the UK, including expertise in implementing Environmental Management Systems in the UK corporate sector.