Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal

Consortium partner internal Planning Workshop of Nepal Safer Schools Project (NSSP) held

Nepal Safer Schools Project (NSSP) Consortium partner internal Planning Workshop was held from 15-16th November 2018 at NSET office. This is the first workshop held after the successful completion of the project's inception period. The Inception report has been approved by the funding partner Department for International Development (DFID) and the program implementation has started from August 20, 2018.

With a total of 17 participants, workshop attendees included consortium members from Crown Agents (CA), National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET), Save the Children (SC) and Arup as well as DFID who provided important input.

The main objective of the workshop was to

> Share the NSSP progress to date from all memb.
> Plan the implementation process;
> Discuss the learnings from the inception period.

The workshop provided an opportunity for the members to hear about opinions and perspectives, gaps and priorities during the inception. The event also consisted of briefings on various policies such as the due diligence policy, health, safety and security policy.  The way forward was discussed with comprehensive plans for the next one year of implementation.

The workshop provided an opportunity for the members to hear about opinions and perspectives, gaps and priorities during the inception. The event also consisted of briefings on various policies such as the due diligence policy, health, safety and security policy.  The way forward was discussed with comprehensive plans for the next one year of implementation.

The NSSP is one of the programs under DFID's “Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Nepal” that includes a total of six programs. The major objective of the NSSP is to Support the implementation of the Comprehensive School Safety framework (Safer Learning Facilities, Disaster Management and Resilient Education) in four districts in the Far and Mid-West and Support national-level capacity in the Center for Education and Human Resource Division (CEHRD) to further develop policy and guidance to deliver safer schools.

The working area of the program covers four districts- Jumla, Surkhet, Achham and Bardiya from province 5, Karnali and Sudurpaschim.

A total of 17 municipalities have been selected through intense selection criteria, of which 11 are municipalities and 6 are rural municipalities.

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