Stärkung der Resilienz von Gemeinden und Institutionen in Nepal
The goal of the project is to strengthen resilience of the most at risk communities including persons with disabilities to natural disaster through risk informed programming along the four earthquake affected districts (Gorkha, Dhading, Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha) of Nepal. The specific objective is to promote and replicate the learnings of previous disaster preparedness projects and “Building Back Better” (BBB) as disaster risk resilient programming through incorporation and implementation into recovery, reconstruction, development and broader community plans and processes. The project also advocates for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) mainstreaming into policy and plans.
Result 1: Good practices of inclusive “Community Based Disaster Preparedness” (CBDP) model as essential for strengthening community resilience implemented through integration into local government's recovery, reconstruction and development plans.
Result 2: Institutional linkages between communities to district disaster risk reduction (DRR) and response actors established and strengthened to carry out coordinated DRR actions.
Result 3: The priority DRR activities listed in Disaster Management Plans implemented by the capacitated disaster management committees (DMCs) / Sectoral line agencies; humanitarian response actors.
Result 4: Inclusive disaster risk reduction integrated into Recovery, Reconstruction and Development plans / policy documents of the Government of Nepal (GoN) through strong coordination, engagement and evidence based advocacy.
Target group / Beneficiaries
Individual beneficiaries: “Village Development Committee” (VDC) population of 15 targeted VDCs (approx. 57,200 individuals). The project will work with an estimated number of 464 organizations, at local and national level which will also benefit from the project.
Activities include risk sensitive planning; awareness measures; school disaster management plans development; baseline, mid-line and end-line “Knowledge Attitude Practice” evaluations; project staff foundation trainings; capacity building of district DRR resource persons and DMCs; simulation / mock drills; development of better safety nets for vulnerable groups; small scale mitigation works; development of urban DRR strategies and guidelines; engage with media for advocacy and influence; evidence based documentation and dissemination.
The earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015 and subsequent aftershocks killed approx. 9,000 people and injured more than 22,000. In addition, Nepal is exposed to floods, landslides, fire, droughts, etc. Government has developed guidelines for Disaster Risk Management (DRM), and humanitarian and development organizations have DRM projects in the field. However, the existing tools, funding or institutional mechanisms, capacities and preparedness level to enforce and implement these strategies are insufficient. The recent earthquake, in the meantime, has urged the necessity of increasing DRM initiatives, in particular ensuring systems, skills and resources for DRM and Building Back Better (BBB).
ADC cofunding: 9,99 per cent of total project cost.