Nepal’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Strategic Plan of Action (2018-2030) is a legal document that explains the planning framework covering all stages of disaster risk management in the country. It was endorsed by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council meeting held on 18 June 2018 and has been drafted in line with the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act (2017).
On 16 June 2019, the Nepal Disaster Resilient Network (NDR Net) - a national level network of NGOs was formally announced at the daylong national meeting of LHOs at Sauraha, Chitwan in Nepal. The one-of-its-kind collaborative network based initially on a volunteer membership basis, has been conceptualized to strengthen “DRM-focused network organizations of LHOs at national level for knowledge building and knowledge management.”
The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the program in 2016 on 'Strengthening Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Emergency Response' in six Asian countries: Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Under this program, each country has undertaken a Country Specific Baseline Survey to understand the current context and engagement of government entities, the private sector, local NGOs/civil society organizations, inter
Nepal’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy (2018) was endorsed by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council meeting held on 18 June 2018 and has been drafted in line with the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act (2017). It is Nepal’s first policy aimed at ensuring a long-term provision towards disaster risk reduction and management.
Members of the Nepal Preparedness Partnership (NPP) gathered to discuss past activities and future strategies
This guideline provides support for practitioners on identifying and prioritising vulnerable populations in decision-making and flood management throughout the response, recovery, preparedness and risk reduction cycle. The guideline makes suggestions for programming processes and is structured around the needs of each vulnerable population group, including persons living with disabilities; women and adolescent girls; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people; children; senior citizens; and ethnic or caste-based minorities.
Media plays an integral role in disseminating disaster risk reduction initiatives. Its continuous efforts can bring about behavior changes and influence decisions of policymakers, legislators and communities in reducing and responding to disasters. Recognizing media as an important stakeholder, the Nepal Preparedness Partnership (NPP) network came together to strengthen capacities in informed reporting in disaster situations.
Preparing communities and important stakeholders in emergency response planning, coordination and management is one of the key themes on which Nepal Preparedness Partnership (NPP) organized a 3-day Training for province number 7 (Dhangadhi, Kailali) in Nepal. The Training on ‘Preparedness for Emergency Response’ was jointly conducted by NPP- the national chapter of Asian Preparedness Partnership with the Dhangadhi sub-metropolitan city, Government of Nepal and FAYA Nepal- A Nepali NGO from 1 to 3 May 2018.
One of the foremost activities implemented under the program was to undertake Baseline Assessment studies to map out the current status of the humanitarian ecosystem for managing disasters at the institutional, organizational and operational levels. The assessment studies have been carried out in all program countries to assess capacities, systems, and inter-agency coordination mechanisms of key stakeholders- Governments, International NGOs, local humanitarian organisations, academic institutions and civil society organizations working in disaster preparedness and emergency response.