Resilience measure: Social network mapping


Social network mapping can help stakeholders to locate their place within a wider network, and this network can be communicated and explained to others. It is a measure of social resilience among the communities because it helps transmit information and provide access to resources at critical time, especially during disaster events. The process of social network mapping can assess and visualize patterns of responsibility, power, and relationships among different authorities and actors responsible for natural hazard management, communication and coordination. Further, it captures linkages between the organizational network and the community. Social network mapping can be produced by "Sociograms" and "Organigrams". They are tools used for the visualisation of stakeholder categories, their interdepencies, information flos and other features of the stakeholders networks. Sociograms illustrate links among stakeholders, whereas organigrams how the categorisation of stakeholders and their inter-responsabilities regarding flood risk management. In the case of flood event, social network mapping helps to identify 1) what type of resources or support (e.g. physical, social, emotional, financial) is sought by actors communities before, during and after the flood; 2) which organisations or individuals are providing this support; 3) who are the central actors within specific social networks.
(Matin N. et. al., 2015 & Vojinovic Z., 2015)

Co-benefits and impacts

Increase involvement of stakeholders in disaster planning; Increase the effectiveness of disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts at all levels; Increase mutual cooperation
(Matin N. et. al., 2015 & Vojinovic Z., 2015)

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