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Cyclones in Southern Africa

Volume 3: Implications for the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Presents an interfacing of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and tropical cyclones in Southern Africa

  • Draws selected case studies from Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe, with chapters focusing on the impacts of tropical cyclones on public health, insurance, forests and biodiversity, cash crops, waste management, food security, and livelihoods reconstruction

  • Comes in a series of three volumes that present comprehensive and ground-breaking work on the impacts of tropical cyclones in southern Africa

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction and Background

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. A Focus on Agriculture and Public Health

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17
    2. Impacts of Tropical Cyclone Idai on Cash Crops Agriculture in Zimbabwe

      • David Chikodzi, Godwell Nhamo, Joshua Chibvuma
      Pages 19-34
    3. A Comparative Study of the Impacts of Flooding on Food Security of Urban and Rural Households in Blantyre City and Chikwawa, Malawi

      • Miriam Dalitso Kalanda Joshua, Tanya Stathers, Ruth Kalinga Chirwa, Cosmo Ngongondo, Richard Lamboll, Maurice Monjerezi et al.
      Pages 35-58
    4. Assessment of Cyclone Idai Floods on Local Food Systems and Disaster Management Responses in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

      • Daniel Tevera, Melusi Sibanda, Sipho Felix Mamba, Lucas Daniel Tivana
      Pages 59-68
    5. Impacts of Tropical Cyclones Idai and Kenneth on Public Health in Southern Africa

      • Gwendoline Q. Kandawasvika, Nomsa Thabethe, Janet Dzangare, Portia Manangazira
      Pages 69-79
  4. Education, Water and Sanitation and Livelihoods

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95
    2. Impacts of Cyclone Idai and the Road to Recovery in Education Systems in Zimbabwe

      • Crecentia Pamidzai Gandidzanwa, Muchaiteyi Togo
      Pages 97-113
    3. The Water Sanitation and Hygiene Perspective in Response to Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe

      • Tendai Kativhu, Innocent Nhapi, Annatoria Chinyama, Margaret Macherera, Lovemore Dhoba
      Pages 115-129
  5. A Focus on Infrastructure and Settlements

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157
    2. Planning for Climate and Cyclone Resilient Transport Infrastructures in Southern Africa: Lessons from Zimbabwe

      • Trynos Gumbo, Emaculate Ingwani, Andisa Andy Mufungizi, Smart Dumba
      Pages 159-176
    3. Impacts of Cyclone Idai on Human Settlements in Zimbabwe

      • Emaculate Ingwani, Trynos Gumbo, Joseph Kamuzhanje, Innocent Chirisa
      Pages 177-192
  6. Natural Resources, Oceans, Tourism and Other Losses

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209

About this book

Tropical cyclones in Southern Africa, also known as hurricanes or typhoons in other regions of the world, is a hot subject for academic research. This focus has been magnified by the need to consider tropical cyclones in the context of other global development agendas, that includes the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its inseparable 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Habitat III’s New Urban Agenda. The ambitious SDGs challenge global and community leaders to make sure development addresses the nexus among poverty, inequality and employment creation, as well as care for the earth and its natural resources and biodiversity. The SDGs further present an agenda to eradicate hunger, bring quality education and sustain water and sanitation. The infrastructure development, human settlements, sustainable consumption and production, climate change, biodiversity and the ocean (blue) economy agendas are also pitched. Lastly, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages partnerships on delivering various programmes and projects at all spatial levels. However, as tropical cyclones continue to make multiple landfalls and ravage Southern Africa and other parts of the world, the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is threatened. To this end, this book addresses this gap by documenting the implications of tropical cyclones, drawing examples and case studies from recent tropical cyclones such as cyclone Idai and cyclone Kenneth that resulted in catastrophic impacts in 2019. The book comes as part of a series with three volumes. The other volumes include “Cyclones in Southern Africa Vol. 1: Interfacing the Catastrophic Impact of Cyclone Idai with SDGs in Zimbabwe” and “Cyclones in Southern Africa Vol 2: Foundational and Fundamental Topics”. Given the foregoing, the book is suitable as a read for several professionals and disciplines such as tourism and hospitality studies, economics, sustainable development, development studies, environmental sciences, arts, geography, life sciences, politics, planning and public health.

Keywords

  • Tropical cyclones
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Early warning systems
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • South Africa
  • Indigenous adaptation

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Corporate Citizenship, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

    Godwell Nhamo, David Chikodzi

About the editors

Godwell Nhamo is a Full Professor and Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is a National Research Foundation (NRF) C-Rated researcher in the fields of Climate Change and Governance, Green Economy and Sustainable Development. He holds a PhD from Rhodes University (South Africa), an MSc from the University of Botswana and a BSc Honours from the University of Zimbabwe.

David Chikodzi is a Post-doctoral fellow in the Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at the University of South Africa. He holds a PhD in Geography and Environment Science from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). He also holds a Masters’ degree in Environmental Policy and Planning, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Geography from the University of Zimbabwe.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-74303-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)