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United Nations Sasakawa Award 2001

NSET has been awarded with the 2001 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction for which it has received a Certificate of Merit in appreciation for its outstanding contribution to disaster reduction, thereby furthering the goals of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR).

Executive director of NSET, Mr. Amod Mani Dixit, received the award on 10th October, on the anniversary of the United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction in Geneva of Switzerland. The society was awarded for its excellent works in the field of disaster reduction in Nepal and for building global culture of prevention by the Sasakawa Award Jury. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nabin Bahadur Shrestha was also present on the occasion.

An international Jury, composed by experts from different continents, voted in a private meeting, on the basis of well-defined criteria, to identify and select the Laureate of the UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction. Since 1998, Certificates of Distinction and Certificates of Merit have been created to reward valuable contributions to disaster. The United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction is presented annually on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, every second Wednesday of October for rewarding individuals and institutions from around the world who contributed, through innovative practices and outstanding initiatives, to reducing the risk and vulnerabilities of communities to natural hazards!

 

Tech Museum award 2001

National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET), Nepal has been awarded with this year's 'Tech Museum award' under the `Microsoft Education Award' category for its low-tech innovation called 'Shake Table' to reduce hazards from earthquake.

Executive director of NSET, Amod Mani Dixit received the award amidst a ceremony organised at San Jose, Silicon Valley, California on Thursday. "Selection as the Laureate of Tech Museum Award is a witness of the success of the efforts of NSET in implementing earthquake risk reduction initiatives in Nepal, and recognition of our efforts in bringing in the fruits of science and technology to the doorsteps of the common man so that he/she could use it for reducing the ever-increasing vulnerabilities to natural hazards," said Dixit, upon receiving the award. "He said it was a moment for pride for NSET as well as Nepal."

National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal (NSET) has been selected as a Laureate for the Tech Museum Awards 2004. The Tech Museum Awards honor innovators and visionaries from around the world who are applying technology to profoundly improve the human condition in the categories of education, equality, environment, health, and economic development.

"The Tech Awards laureates are pioneering appropriate technology solutions to aid so many people, but it's the ease with which their innovations can be scaled and replicated elsewhere that will continue to truly make this world a better place," said Tech Museum President and CEO Peter Giles.

This year, more than 580 nominations were received, representing 80 countries. NSET was selected for "Best of the Best" category for technology innovation. Inaugurated in 2001, judges for the five categories of the Tech Museum Award are recruited from research institutions, industry and the public sector around the world.

The 'Shake Table' technology has already been demonstrated in Iran, India, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Japan over the last six years. The technology will now be demonstrated at the Tech Museum in the USA, the statement said.

 

RONAST Science and Technology Promotion Award 2005

Mr Amod Mani Dixit, Executive Director NSET has been awarded the RONAST Science and Technology Promotion Award 2005, for his contribution in developing methodologies of earthquake risk assessment and for enhancing awareness on earthquake vulnerability reduction.

Mr. Balkrishna kasula, NSET have been awarded Ronast Science and Technology Award for the year 2005. He was among the 36 award holders of the year 2005 for their contribution in the field of science and technology. Mr. Kasula was awarded for using traditional knowledge in the design of earthquake resistant buildings, their maintenance and further conducting trainings on earthquake resistant model house in and out of the country successfully.

 

MOU

List of Organizations that have signed MOU with NSET for Cooperation in Earthquake Risk Management and Emergency Response Training Program:

 

S. No. Name of Institution
Specific Purpose
1 UNDP, Nepal
To cooperate in the implementation of Kathmandu Valley Earthquake Risk Management Project.
2 United Mission to Nepal (UMN)
To cooperate in the implementation of Kathmandu Valley Earthquake Risk Management Project.
3 Room to Read
To assist communities to construct earthquake  resistant public schools
4 Bhivuti Man Singh, Architect
Architecture design/drawings of NSET’s proposed Community Learning Center Building
5 Nepal Forum For Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ)
To work on collaborative approaches for environmental protection, urban management, awareness raising through dissemination of information, training, workshop, seminar and community radio broadcasting.
6 Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City, ICIMOD, ITC/Netherlands
To develop the methodology for the implementation of seismic risk assessment for Lalitpur area within Kathmandu valley of Midland Mountain range of Himalaya and to support LSMC in the development of GIS and its application.
7 Kathmandu University
To pool information, expertise and human resources in the fields of disaster risk reduction and emergency response capacity enhancement
8 Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC)
To work on collaborative approaches for raising awareness on earthquake resistant building construction practices in accordance to National Building Code, developing human resources, making efforts to implement building code at local level, organizing training, workshop and seminar for the same.
9 Diploma Engineers Association Nepal (DEAN)
To reduce earthquake risk through awareness raising program as well as organizing training, workshops/seminars, research and development.
10 Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS)
To work together in the field of disaster reduction and earthquake risk management, awareness raising through dissemination of information, training, workshop, seminar, and various other collaborative approaches.
12 Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University
To pool information, expertise and human resources in the fields of disaster risk reduction and emergency response capacity enhancement
13 Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC)
To pool information, expertise and human resources in the fields of disaster risk reduction and emergency response capacity enhancement.
14 Nepal Engineering College (NEC)
To work together to develop curricula for M.Sc level disaster management course and to build collaborative approaches for earthquake and other disaster management activities.
15 DPRI/Kyoto University
Establishment of Case Station and Field Campus
16 Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Center (BDPC)
Enhancing cooperation and collaboration in disaster risk management areas.
17 Focus Humanitarian Assistance, Pakistan
Enhancing cooperation and collaboration in SESP program in Pakistan
18 Norwegian Refuge Council (NRC), Nepal Bar Association (NBA), Social Welfare Council (SWC)
NRC will work in partnership with NSET and NBA for the Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Shelter Program components for IDPs.
19 Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Local Development, Ministry of Physical Planning and Works, Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City, Nepal Water Supply Corporation, Nepal Red Cross Society, District Disaster Relief Committee and UNICEF/Nepal
To facilitate development of a disaster response framework and emergency drinking water facilities in the event of a major earthquake in Kathmandu Valley.
20 Action Aid, Center for Policy Research and Consultancy, Education Network and Disaster Preparedness Network of Nepal
To reduce peoples’ vulnerabilities to disasters by contributing towards the implementation of the Hyogo Framework the project “Disaster Risk Reduction through School”.
21. National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED)
To enhance the institution’s contribution capability for disaster reduction to benefit each other by sharing common information on disaster reduction technology and knowledge in order to cooperate in the development of Disaster Reduction Hyperbase.

MOU For the Implementation of Program for School Earthquake Safety Program (SESP)

1 Bhuwaneshwory Lower Secondary School , Nangkhel ,Bhaktapur
To retrofit the existing school building and to build the earthquake resistant new building.
2 Gadgade Primary School, Nagarkot,Bhaktapur
To retrofit the existing school building
3 Upayogi Primary School,Sirutar,Bhaktapur
To retrofit the existing school building
4 Vaisnabi Secondary School ,Kritipur
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
5 Bal Vikash Secondary School,Alapot,Kathmandu
To retrofit the existing school building
6 Kabhresthali Lower Secondary School,Kavresthali,Kathmandu
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
7 Himalaya Primary School,Thimi ,Bhaktapur
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
8 Tinkannya Primary School,Katrak,Dhading
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
9 Amarkhu Lower Secondary School, Bhumisthan ,Dhading
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
10 Nateshwori Primary School,Chhaling,Bhaktapur
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
11 Vidyodaya Primary School,JhochenKathmandu, KMC-23
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
12 Saraswoti Secondary School,Thencho,Lalitpur
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
13 Shree Krishna Secondary School,Dhapakhel,lalitpur
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
14 Saraswoti Secondary School,Thakalmath,Bhaktapur
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
15 Chaitnya  Multiple Campus,Banepa
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
16 Shiva Primary School,Viyas,Tanahun
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
17 Sangam Primary School,Viyas,Tanahun
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
18 Bal Premi Secondary School,Thimi, Bhaktapur
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
19 Golmadevi Primary School, Sindupalchowk
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
20 Janajyoti Secondary School, Bhimad Tanahun
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
21 Janasewa Primary School,Viyas Tanahun
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
22 Suryodaya Bal Bikash Primary School, Imadol, Lalitpur
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
23 Adarsha Saul School, Bhaisepati, Lalitpur
To construct new earthquake resistant school building
24 Shree Jana Udaya Nimna Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Bhaisepati, Lalitpur
To retrofit the existing school building
25 Mahendra Shanti School, Balkot, Bhaktapur
To retrofit the existing school building
26 Mahendra Adarsha High School, Imadol, Lalitpur
To retrofit the existing school building

MOU For the Implementation of Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER)

1 Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University
To nationalize and institutionalize HOPE course in Nepal
2 Nepal Police, Ministry of Home Affairs
To implement the PEER program in the best interest of Nepal, and create an environment of mutual cooperation towards successful implementation of MFR, CSSR and TFI courses.
3 Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, National Institute of Preventive & Social Medicine, Bangladesh
To nationalize and institutionalize HOPE course in Bangladesh.
4 Disaster Management Bureau (MDMR), Bangladesh
To implement the PEER program in the best interest of Bangladesh, and create an environment of mutual cooperation towards successful implementation of MFR, CSSR and TFI courses in Bangladesh.
5 National Disaster Coordinating Council, Philippines
To implement the PEER program in the best interest of Philippines, and create an environment of mutual cooperation towards successful implementation of MFR, CSSR and TFI courses in the Philippines.
6 National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Pakistan
To implement the PEER program in the best interest of Pakistan, and create an environment of mutual cooperation towards successful implementation of MFR, CSSR and TFI courses in Pakistan


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