Community Participation Against Disaster Risk in the Settlement Area of Lero Village, Pinrang Regency Mimi Arifin, Shirly Wunas, Pratiwi Mushar
At present, the worrying global issue of coastal areas is its vulnerability to disasters. One of them is coastal abrasion. If it is left unchecked, the abrasion will erode parts of the beach so that sea water will inundate areas that were previously used as sand playgrounds or residential areas and shopping areas on the beach. In overcoming abrasion disasters, mitigation efforts are made to reduce the risk of existing disaster impacts by utilizing the participation of local communities. By involving the community in the entire process, disaster mitigation efforts can be planned and implemented effectively. Lero Village as one of the coastal areas in South Sulawesi, precisely in Pinrang Regency, is at risk of abrasion. The abrasion disaster risk on the coast of Lero Village causes the need for community participation in disaster mitigation efforts. The research objective is to determine the factors that influence community participation in the effort to mitigate the abrasion disaster in Lero Village.. Data collection was carried out through observation, interviews, and questionnaires. The data was analyzed by using SPSS iBM Statistics software with the Pearson correlation test analysis method. The analysis results show that external factors which are communication, social climate, opportunity to participate, and freedom of creation, have a strong and unidirectional influence on community participation in the context of disaster prevention and management.
Keywords: Community Participation, Community Socio-Economic, Disaster Risk, the Settlement Area