There are two main gaps among experts, local disaster managers, and local people. The one is a perspective gap, experts usually have a different point of view on the disaster risk reductions based on their specialty. Disaster managers have a management point of view. The local people tend to have a view based on their daily lives. The other gap is the knowledge gap. Each has a different level of knowledge.
These two gaps keep them from conducting the works for effective disaster risk reduction in a local community.
Once I learned the definition of the “expert” as follows. This definition definitely gives me some insights.
The expert is the persons who knows more and more about less and less
I will discuss this later….