Partelow, Stefan, Fujitani, Marie, Williams, Sian, Robbe, Delphine and Saputra, Raditya Andrean (2022) Disaster impacts, resilience, and sustainability opportunities for Gili Trawangan, Indonesia: transdisciplinary reflections following COVID‐19. Disasters . DOI

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This paper contains transdisciplinary reflections from both scientists and local NGO (non-governmental organisation) managers on the international small island tourism destination of Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. These viewpoints centre on the impacts of, as well as the short- and long-term adaptation strategies and sustainability opportunities associated with, two disasters that occurred in rapid succession: the earthquakes that struck Lombok in 2018; and the COVID-19 pandemic that began in 2020. A brief review of the governance challenges facing Gili Trawangan sets up the analysis of the findings and the presentation of new empiri-cal insights into how the island’s communities have dealt with two unique disaster scenarios over the past three years. The paper draws on a community resilience framework premised on social capital and collective action theories to position the island’s ability to transition towards sustainable tourism in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It concludes by laying out sustainability opportunities going forward.

Document Type: Article
Programme Area: PA4
Research affiliation: Social Sciences > Institutional and Behavioural Economics
Social Sciences > Deliberation, Valuation and Sustainability
Affiliations > Not ZMT
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
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ISSN: 0361-3666
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2022 10:17
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 10:17

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