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Biography

Dr Henry Ngenyam Bang is a motivated, ambitious, talented, & accomplished lecturer, researcher & disaster management (DM) professional with more than 15 years’ experience in Africa & the UK. Dr Bang’s academic profile reveals interdisciplinary knowledge in Applied Geology (BSc, MSc) obtained in Africa & International Development (2nd MSc & PhD), research in DM, obtained in the UK. Henry has a UK professional higher education (HE) teaching qualification (PGCE) & has achieved the status of Fellow of the UK HE Academy.

Dr Bang has substantial teaching experience in Cameroon and the UK in the areas of Geology and DM. He applies innovative & engaging pedagogical teaching techniques like Problem Based Learning (PBL) to enrich the experiences of his MSc, BSc & CPD students by enabling them to combine, consolidate, assimilate and integrate contemporary DM knowledge. Furthermore, Henry is MSc Unit leader, guides & mentors PG students, supervises PhD & MSc dissertations, does internal probatory PhD reviews & acts as an external PhD examiner...

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Research

Dr Bang has interdisciplinary research interests in disaster risk reduction/management & International Development related themes like governance/institutional frameworks, climate change-induced risks and natural/anthropogenic hazards. Of peculiar interest, are the trajectories of vulnerability/resilience including implications for sustainable development particularly in developing countries.

Dr Bang’s most recently acquired GCRF funded project as PI was in February 2020 after a competitive bidding process. The project entitled “Enhancing Livelihood Resilience of Protracted Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs) in West Africa” (ELIED), focuses on Cameroon’s IDPs due to the ongoing Anglophone political crisis. ELIED’s strategic aim is to generate innovative solutions to the intractable development problem of IDP’s over-reliance on aid by identifying practicable pathways to healthier/safer lives, equal/effective education, social justice & human rights. The research outcome is expected to unveil opportunities & strategies that ensure IDPs are more resilient in the long-term through a better comprehension of their livelihood perspectives, which can shape their livelihood opportunities.

Dr Bang’s has been Co I & principal researcher in the ongoing AFRICAB project that the BUDMC secured in May 2018. The prime objective of AFRICAB is to continually strengthen institutional capacity building in West African DM via a research strategy involving the application of an innovative conceptual framework of “Single Points of Failure” in African DM...

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Favourites

  • Bang, H.N., Miles, L.S. and Gordon, R.D., 2020. Challenges in managing technological disasters in Cameroon: Case study of Cameroon's worst train Crash—the Eséka train disaster. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 44.
  • Bang, H., Miles, L. and Gordon, R., 2019. Disaster Risk Reduction in Cameroon: Are Contemporary Disaster Management Frameworks Accommodating the Sendai Framework Agenda 2030? International Journal of Disaster Risk Science.
  • Bang, H., Miles, L. and Gordon, R., 2019. Hurricane Occurrence and Seasonal Activity: An Analysis of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. American Journal of Climate Change.
  • Bang, H., Miles, L. and Gordon, R., 2019. Evaluating local vulnerability and organisational resilience to frequent flooding in Africa: the case of Northern Cameroon. Foresight, 21 (2), 266-284.
  • Bang, H., Miles, L. and Gordon, R., 2018. Enhancing local livelihoods resilience and food security in the face of frequent flooding in Africa: A disaster management perspective. Journal of African Studies and Development, 10 (7), 85-100.
  • Bang, H., Balgah, R. and Fondo, S., 2018. Drivers for coping with flood hazards: Beyond the analysis of single cases. Jàmbá : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies.
  • Miles, L., Gordon, R. and Bang, H., 2018. Blaming Active Volcanoes or Active Volcanic Blame? Volcanic Crisis Communication and Blame Management in the Cameroon. , 395-409.
  • Bang, H., Miles, L. and Gordon, R., 2017. The Irony of Flood Risks in African Dryland Environments: Human Security in North Cameroon. World Journal of Engineering and Technology, 5, 109+-121.
  • Sabi, H.M., Mlay, S.V., Tsuma, C.K. and Bang, H.N., 2015. Conceptualizing user preference and trust in western designed banking software systems in developing countries. Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, 20 (3).
  • Bang, H., 2014. General overview of the disaster management framework in Cameroon. Disasters: the journal of disaster studies, policy and management, 38 (3), 562-586.
  • Bang, H.N., 2013. Governance of disaster risk reduction in Cameroon: The need to empower local government. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 5 (2).
  • Bang, H.N. and Few, R., 2012. Social risks and challenges in post-disaster resettlement: The case of Lake Nyos, Cameroon. Journal of Risk Research, 15 (9), 1141-1157.
  • Bang, H.N., 2012. Disaster management in Cameroon: The Lake Nyos disaster experience. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 21 (4), 489-506.
  • Bang, H., 2018. Disaster Risk Reduction: A Challenge in African Disaster Management-an Analysis of the October 2016 Eseka Train Accident in Cameroon. In: UK Alliance for Disaster Research Conference 27-28 March 2018 Bristol, UK.
  • Bang, H., Miles, L. and Clark, M., 2018. A Glass of Disaster Management with a Foreign Policy Entrepreneurship Twist? Entrepreneurial Resilience and Foreign Policy Dynamics in Ghana. In: 59th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association 4-8 April 2018 San Francisco, California, USA.
  • Bang, H., 2017. The Irony of Flood Risks in African Dryland Environments: Human Security in North Cameroon. Proceedings of the International Conference on Disaster Prevention and Public Safety, Gaulin, China. In: International Conference on Disaster Prevention and Public Safety 23-25 August 2017 Gaulin, China.
  • Bang, H. and Miles, L., 2017. A Glass of Crisis Management with a Foreign Policy Twist?: Entrepreneurial Resilience in the Cameroon. In: European International Studies Association (EISA) 7-9 June 2017 Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.
  • Bang, H., 2017. Learning from Disasters: Analysing the London Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster (GTD) within the Realm of Disaster Risk Management. In: Word Bosai Forum (WBF) International Disaster Risk Conference 25-28 November 2017 Sendai, Japan.
  • Miles, Miles, L. and Bang, H., 2017. A Glass of Crisis Management with a Foreign Policy Twist? Entrepreneurial Resilience in the Cameroon. In: International Studies Association (ISA) 58th Annual Convention 22-25 February 2017 Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Journal Articles

Books

  • Bang, H., 2016. 30 Years After the Lake Nyos Disaster: What Prospects for Rehabilitation and Reintegration in the Region? Disaster Management, Social Vulnerability, Risk Perception and Relocation Decisions in Cameroon. US: Book Venture Publishing.

Chapters

  • Miles, L., Gordon, R. and Bang, H., 2017. Blaming Active Volcanoes or Active Volcanic Blame? Volcanic Crisis Communication and Blame Management in the Cameroon. In: Fearnley,, C., Bird, D., Jolly, G., Haynes, K. and McGuire, B., eds. Observing the Volcano World, Volcanic Crisis Communication. Springer.
  • Bang, H., 2015. Disaster Management in Cameroon: The Lake Nyos Disaster Experience. In: Emerald Group, L., ed. New Perspectives in Global Environmental Disasters. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 57-78.

Conferences

  • Bang, H., 2018. Disaster Risk Reduction: A Challenge in African Disaster Management-an Analysis of the October 2016 Eseka Train Accident in Cameroon. In: UK Alliance for Disaster Research Conference 27-28 March 2018 Bristol, UK.
  • Bang, H., Miles, L. and Clark, M., 2018. A Glass of Disaster Management with a Foreign Policy Entrepreneurship Twist? Entrepreneurial Resilience and Foreign Policy Dynamics in Ghana. In: 59th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association 4-8 April 2018 San Francisco, California, USA.
  • Bang, H., 2017. The Irony of Flood Risks in African Dryland Environments: Human Security in North Cameroon. Proceedings of the International Conference on Disaster Prevention and Public Safety, Gaulin, China. In: International Conference on Disaster Prevention and Public Safety 23-25 August 2017 Gaulin, China.
  • Bang, H. and Miles, L., 2017. A Glass of Crisis Management with a Foreign Policy Twist?: Entrepreneurial Resilience in the Cameroon. In: European International Studies Association (EISA) 7-9 June 2017 Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.
  • Bang, H., 2017. Learning from Disasters: Analysing the London Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster (GTD) within the Realm of Disaster Risk Management. In: Word Bosai Forum (WBF) International Disaster Risk Conference 25-28 November 2017 Sendai, Japan.
  • Miles, Miles, L. and Bang, H., 2017. A Glass of Crisis Management with a Foreign Policy Twist? Entrepreneurial Resilience in the Cameroon. In: International Studies Association (ISA) 58th Annual Convention 22-25 February 2017 Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Bang, H. and Miles, L., 2016. Disaster risk perception in Cameroon and its implications for the rehabilitation of the Lake Nyos Disaster survivors. 73-76.
  • Bang, H., Sabi, H.M., Mlay, S.V. and Tsuma, C.K., 2014. Use of Western designed software packages in developing countries: Implications for their effectiveness in a different context. In: 6th International Conference on ICT for Africa 1-4 October 2014 Yaounde, Cameroon.
  • Bang, H., 2012. Governance of disaster risk reduction in Cameroon: The need to empower Local Government. In: 1st biennial conference of the Southern Africa Society for Disaster Reduction 10-12 October 2012 North West University, South Africa.
  • Bang, H., 2009. The human cost of natural disasters in Cameroon: What implications for disaster survivors? In: International Disaster and Risk Conference 13 July-15 September 2009 Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
  • Bang, H., 2009. Warning systems in natural disaster affected local communities in Cameroon. Can they mitigate feature risks to Life? In: PhD Conference on Current Debates in International Development 25-26 June 2009 School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK.
  • Bang, H., 2008. Present risks in Lake Nyos: Is Cameroon prepared for another great disaster? In: International Disaster Risk Conference 25-29 September 2008 Davos, Switzerland.
  • Bang, H., 2008. Social vulnerability and risk perception to natural hazards in Cameroon two decades following the tragic Lake Nyos gas disaster: What future prospect for the displaced disaster victims? In: Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability 26 July-1 August 2008 United Nations University, Germany.

Theses

  • Bang, H., 2010. Natural Disaster Risk, Vulnerability and Resettlement: Relocation Decisions following the Lake Nyos and Monoum Disasters in Cameroon. PhD Thesis. School of International Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • MSc Disaster Management
  • Dissertation Supervisor
  • PhD Transfer Examiner
  • MSc Tourism and Crisis Management
  • Under Graduate Managing Crisis and Disaster
  • CPD 3 Management of Natural Disasters

Invited Lectures

  • Managing Tourism Operations During a Disaster, Bournemouth University, 05 May 2017 more
  • Geological Characteristics of Earthqakes, Arts University, Bournemouth, 16 Jan 2017 more

External Responsibilities

  • African Centre for Disaste Studies, North West University, Potchefstroon Campus, North West Province, South Africa, External PhD Examiner (2017-)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Organiser of 'Crisis Hour' Discussions and Debates, Disaster Management Centre

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Bournemouth University Festival of Learning
  • Did public presentation entitled " Blaming Active Volcanoes or Active Volacnic Blame? Volcanic Crisis Management in Developing Countries: the Case of Cameroon.

Conference Presentations

  • UK Alliance for Disaster Research, Viewing Community Resilience in the South through the “eyes” of Mega Storms: A conceptual Analysis, 17 Jul 2019, Northumbia University, Newcastle
  • National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) - Coordination Conference Meeting on Preparedness for the Rains, AFRICAB Preliminary Results: Driving African Disaster Management Capacity-Building in Sierra Leone, 23 May 2019, Office of National Security (ONS) Building, Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • 4th Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster risk reduction in West Africa: are contemporary disaster management frameworks accommodating the Sendai framework agenda 2030?, 13 Mar 2019, Kyoto, Japan
  • 'Unlocking Resilience in Disaster Management in Ghana', GCRF AFRICAB National Parliamentary Briefing of Ghanaian Parliamentarians, Bournemouth University, UK, 'Understanding Single Points of Failure in Disaster Management in Africa', 12 Nov 2018, Executive Business Centre (EBC), Bournemouth University, UK
  • 'Unlocking Resilience in Disaster Management in Ghana' AFRIGATE National Parliamentary Briefing of Ghanaian Parliamentarians, Bournemouth University, UK, Unlocking Gateways in Disaster Management in Ghana, 12 Nov 2018, Executive Business Centre (EBC) Bournemouth University, UK
  • 4th Biennial Conference of the Southern Africa Society for Disaster Reduction (SASDiR), Durban, South Africa, Understanding Single Points of Failure in Disaster Management in Africa: A Driver for Research-informed Professional Practice and Capacity-building, 17 Oct 2018, Durban, South Africa
  • • 4th Biennial Conference of the Southern Africa Society for Disaster Reduction, Challenges in Managing Technological Disasters in Africa: Case study of the Eséka Train Accident in Cameroon, 17 Oct 2018, Durban, South Africa
  • 59th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, A Glass of Disaster Management with a Foreign Policy Entrepreneurship Twist? Entrepreneurial Resilience and Foreign Policy Dynamics in Ghana, 04 Apr 2018, San Francisco, California, USA
  • UK Alliance for Disaster Research Conference, Disaster risk reduction: A challenge in African disaster management-an analysis of the October 2016 Eseka train accident in Cameroon., 27 Mar 2018, Bristol
  • Word Bosai Forum (WBF) International Disaster Risk Conference, Learning from Disasters: Analysing the London Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster (GTD) within the Realm of Disaster Risk Management, 25 Nov 2017, Sendai, Japan
  • International Conference on Disaster Prevention and Public Safety, The Irony of Flood Risks in African Dryland Environments: Human Security in North Cameroon. Proceedings of the International Conference on Disaster Prevention and Public Safety, Gaulin, China, 23 Aug 2017, Gaulin, China
  • European International Studies Association (EISA), A Glass of Crisis Management with a Foreign Policy Twist?: Entrepreneurial Resilience in the Cameroon, 07 Jun 2017, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  • International Studies Association (ISA) 58th Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, A Glass of Crisis Management with a Foreign Policy Twist? Entrepreneurial Resilience in the Cameroon (with H Bang), 24 Feb 2017, Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • International Disaster and Risk Conference, Global Risk Forum, Disaster Risk Perception in Cameroon and its Implications for the Rehabilitation of the Lake Nyos Disaster Survivors (with Henry Bang), 28 Aug 2016, Davos, Switzerland
  • International Disaster and Risk Conference, Disaster Risk Perception in Cameroon and its Implications for the Rehabilitation of the Lake Nyos Disaster Survivors, 28 Aug 2016, Davos, Switzerland
  • 1st biennial conference of the Southern Africa Society for Disaster Reduction, Governance of disaster risk reduction in Cameroon: The need to empower Local Government, 10 Oct 2012, South Africa
  • International Disaster and Risk Conference, The human cost of natural disasters in Cameroon: What implications for disaster survivors?, 13 Jul 2009, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
  • PhD Conference on Current Debates in International Development, Warning systems in natural disaster affected local communities in Cameroon. Can they mitigate feature risks to Life?, 25 Jun 2009, UK
  • International Disaster Risk Conference, Present risks in Lake Nyos: Is Cameroon prepared for another great disaster?, 25 Sep 2008, Davos, Switzerland
  • Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability, Social vulnerability and risk perception to natural hazards in Cameroon two decades following the tragic Lake Nyos gas disaster: What future prospect for the displaced disaster victims?, 26 Jul 2008, Germany

Attended Training

  • Doctoral Supervisory Development Training for Established Supervisors, 10 Oct 2019, Certificate of Training Provided
  • Doctoral Supervision Development: New Supervisors Training or Refreshal Course, 19 Oct 2016, Certificate of Attendance

Qualifications

  • PGCE in Education (Bournemouth University, 2019)
  • PhD in International Development (University of East Anglia, UK, 2009)
  • MSc in Environment and Development (University of East Anglia, UK, 2005)
  • MSc in Applied Geology (University of Buea, Cameroon, 1999)
  • BSc (Hons) in Geology (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, 1997)

Memberships

  • UK Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2019-),
  • International Studies Association, Member (2016-2018), http://www.isanet.org/
  • Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association, International, Member, http://www.disasters.org/
  • Global Alliance for Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI), Member,
  • UK Alliance for Disaster Reduction, Member,
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