Stärkung der Resilienz von Gemeinden und Institutionen in Nepal

Contract partner: CARE Österreich, Verein für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und humanitäre HilfeCountry: Nepal Funding amount: € 111.700,00Project start: 01.05.2016End: 30.06.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

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.

Expected results

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.

project number2325-10/2016
source of fundingOEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Maßnahmen zu Vermeidung und Vorbeugung von Katastrophen
modalityProject-type interventions
marker Environment: 1, Climate change adaptation: 1, Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.