Cameroon, like other countries, is not spared from natural disasters. Despite the fact that prevention is one of the three civil protection measures enshrined in the law, it is worth noting the weakness of preventive actions in the face of disasters. In this book, which consists of five chapters, we first discuss the basic concepts and theoretical framework of disasters. The main risks of natural disasters as well as the major disasters that have struck Cameroon in recent years are then revisited before examining the national framework for disaster governance. An approach to implement population-based early warning is finally proposed, illustrated by a pilot example implemented in a municipality in the Far North Region. A number of texts governing the framework of civil protection in Cameroon enrich the book in the appendix.


A native of the Far North of Cameroon, Mouhaman Arabi holds a PhD in Geography. After having worked nearly 15 years in development organizations as a specialist in Geographical Information System (GIS) and development planning, he is currently a teacher-researcher in the Department of Environmental Sciences of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique de Maroua. , University of Maroua. Mouhaman Arabi has published numerous scientific articles on the health-environment relationship and health risks. In addition to his professional activities, he has been a consultant to numerous development projects and organizations both in Cameroon and in the countries of the Lake Chad Basin for about twenty years.

Details of the book

Title : Risques de catastrophes naturelles au Cameroun :
De la réaction à la gestion préventive axée sur la population
Editor : Editions Cheikh Anta Diop
Collection : Collection Dynamiques Environnementales et Durabilité
ISBN-13 : 978-9956-657-63-1
Language : French
Number of pages : 220
Size : 25,5 X 33,7 cm
Publication date : July 30, 2019
Price : Africa : 21€ / 13 775 Frs cfa - Out of Africa : 25€ / 16 400 Frs cfa
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