Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal by 2020

Community Frontliners trained on Disaster Risk Management under the collaborative effort of Shapla Neer, SOUP and NSET

One more group of community leaders, social workers and volunteers from Kathmandu and Lalitpur cities has got trained on Disaster Risk Management. 3-Day Training Program on Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) conducted during February 26-28, 2017 at Tamrakar Samaj, Jawalakhel. The program was held as a collaborative effort of Shapla Neer Nepal and Society for Urban Poor (SOUP) and technically supported by National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET). Total 24 participants (17 females and 7 male) were from Community Disaster Risk Management Committees (CDMC), Tole Health Promoter (THP), Youth Volunteer and Social Mobilizer from the Wards 12 and 21 of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and Wards 7, 8 and 17 of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City (LSMC).

The program mainly focused on maturation of the hazard studies from the different perspective in their concerned communities and prepare of DRR plan for their communities.
At the Certificate Distribution Program, DRR-Division Chief of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City (LSMC) Mr. Harischandra Lamichhane expressed that LSMC had been implementing many activities for Earthquake Risk Reduction. Mr. Lamichhane added; "LSMC will give due consideration on community involvement in risk reduction efforts."
The program mainly focused on maturation of the hazard studies from the different perspective in their concerned communities and prepare of DRR plan for their communities.At the Certificate Distribution Program, DRR-Division Chief of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City (LSMC) Mr. Harischandra Lamichhane expressed that LSMC had been implementing many activities for Earthquake Risk Reduction. Mr. Lamichhane added; "LSMC will give due consideration on community involvement in risk reduction efforts."

Speaking on the occasion, participant Ms. Shraddha Mishra of KMC-21 shared her feelings that the training was effective and also informed that this training had encouraged the participants in understanding the earthquake risks and prepare the community for better preparedness.  Participant Mr. Suman Maharjan from LSMC-8 mentioned that the training helped increase knowledge on various aspects of Disaster Risk Management. 

Director from NSET and Lead Trainer Mr. Bijay Krishna Upadhyay emphasized that there was positive enthusiasm among the participants. Mr. Upadhyay also highlighted that change to begin from individuals.
Likewise, Ms. Srijana Shrestha, Program Officer, Shaplaneer Nepal highlighted the importance of Earthquake Preparedness and also pointed out the challenges to tackle at community level. Ms. Shrestha advised everybody to share the learnings in their family and community.

The Session Chair, Mr. Mahendra Shakya from SOUP also stressed for sharing the ideas and knowledge gained to disseminate among others. Mr. Shakya showed his satisfaction to see the new lot of trained people in our communities. 
 

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