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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
This article is the result of a participatory field study conducted in an earthquake stricken village of Bam area namely “Darbeh Bagh “ in the Khajeh Asgar rural zone, to find out the local community’s assessment of how villagers themselves as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations have managed the crisis after the earthquake. In this study Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) was employed as the major research methodology to elicit the ideas and solutions through participatory approaches for reconstructing the earthquake area proposed by the villagers. In addition to relying on participatory assessment techniques and using them, a general study on key concepts of disaster management was conducted in this project. According to the existing theoretical framework, disaster management is divided into the different stages include: readiness (mitigation), relief and rehabitation (response). Based on this theoretical pattern, theoretical issues related to community roles and residents' disaster management (in organizing, coordinating and planning activities) in above mentioned stages were investigated in this research project. For applying the research, concerning the current methods that are used in the group participatory negotiations, some discussions were done with the partnership of the facilitators (colleagues) on the research objectives, so they were asked to determine main issues, related questions and appropriate techniques in the workshop meetings After the facilitators' workshop meetings, a ten days period of research field activity begun with the participation of villagers. Findings of the community members’ analysis on disaster management and their assessment of involved institutions’ performance in earthquake are presented in this article.