Strengthening the Disaster Preparedness of Municipalities

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.