In Nepal, we experience earthquakes, landslides, flooding, and drought, among other threats that often devastate people’s lives. Strengthening municipalities’ preparedness ensures they can provide a timely and effective response and assistance with recovery following a disaster. Part of ADRA’s PERCAV project includes working with municipalities to develop Disaster Preparedness and Response Plans (DPRP), including an Economic Recovery Package (ERP) for their areas.
During February & March, ADRA held workshops in 4 municipalities of the Pyuthan and Rolpa districts facilitated by Mohan Bahadur Chand, Ph.D. from Lakshya Training & Research Center, Kailali.
- Swargadwari Mun. (Chaired by Mayor Mr. Tek Prasad Bhandari)
- Mandavi RM (Chairperson: Mr. Namaraj Adhikari)
- Runtigadhi RM (Chaired by Chief Administrative Officer (Mr. Remant Dangi)
- Sunil Smriti RM (Chairperson: Mr. Maniram Budhathoki)
One hundred and thirty-four municipal executives and representatives (nearly one-third of which were female) from like-minded organizations actively participated in workshops and formed sectoral committees. They identified seven sectoral areas to focus their planning on over the coming months:
- Coordination, information, communication, search and rescue
- Agriculture, livestock, food security and livelihood
- Emergency shelter management and logistics
- Drinking water, health, sanitation and nutrition
- Emergency Education
- Emergency protection and social security
- Economic Recovery
Thanks to the Australian Government for their support of this project and local partners RUDAS Nepal and FIRDO Nepal, who are working with us.