Disaster Risk Management Policy Challenges in a Peruvian Region


  • Blanca Elcira Carranza Guerrero
  • Ramón Huiman Yerrén
  • Carmen Graciela Arbulú Pérez Vargas


This research aims to systematize the Disaster Risk Management Policy Challenges revealed by the Covid-19 pandemic in Peru, with theoretical support in Participatory Governance, risk communication and leadership. The research is theoretical, and the design is hermeneutic phenomenological, using interviews to obtain the perceptions of the 9 participants. The social actors agree that a biological event of such magnitude as Covid-19 was not estimated, for which the population was not prepared, and the response capacity has been limited; in the perception of the officials, the population believes that the risks of hydrometeorological origin are the only ones, not taking an interest in the biological ones; The participation of civil society in disaster risk management is weak; in the voices of the population, organization and planning has been precarious, with little monitoring and lack of leaders and communicators. It was concluded that the model of strategies in Disaster Risk Management is oriented to promote a preventive culture in Disaster Risk with the participation of all social actors sustained in risk communication transparently under the guidance of transformational leaders.