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).
Nepal is exposed to multiple hazards and is among the most vulnerable countries in the world. Impacts of climate change combined with socio-economic factors of vulnerability and non-climatic disastrous events have further exacerbated the situation in the past years. Nepal frequently faces disaster events from a multitude of natural hazards in which many of them are unprecedented. Thus, a number of legal, institutional and policy frameworks are in place to tackle the impact of disasters in Nepal.
"After the training, I also had the opportunity to participate in the APP/NPP Protection against Lightning (PaL) orientation. This one-day orientation sparked my interest and encouraged me to engage further through a three-day training on PaL. After these trainings I returned to my work with a strong understanding of how to address risks associated with hazards in my district.
LI-BIRD with support from NPP (Nepal Preparedness Partnership) organized a learning and sharing workshop titled “Strengthening capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and Private Sector on Preparedness for Response in Nepal” at The Entrance Café, Bakhundol, Lalitpur on July 28th, 2019.
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.