Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal

GNDR National Coordination Workshop Conducted in Nepal

A one-day “GNDR National Coordination Workshop’ has been jointly organized in Kathmandu by Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR), National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal (NSET) and Practical Action. The Workshop was organized on Dec 31, 2019 as an event on the occasion of Earthquake Safety Day (ESD), 2020 to mark in the country with month-long activities.

The workshop focused on developing and enhancing the effectiveness in coordination among the GNDR members and CSOs working in the areas of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Nepal, increasing collaboration and networking; and working jointly on DRR planning and initiatives among others.

On the occasion, Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha, Executive Director of NSET and one of the National Focal Points of GNDR highlighted the objectives, initiatives and activities of GNDR. Mr. Bijay Krishna Upadhyay, Director of CBRDM Division of NSET and Ms. Nisha Shrestha,Manager of M&E Division of NSET, presented on Views from the Frontline (VFL) 2019 in Nepal, a GNDR program implemented in Nepal by NSET and partners.

The workshop intensely discussed the ways to increase the coordination among the civil society organizations and GNDRR members in Nepal and also highlighted the plan of actions for next year.

The event saw the participation of total 28 people representing various civil society organizations, associations and networks working in the field of Disaster Risk  Reduction(DRR) including GNDR, Disaster Management Network Nepal (DiMaNN), NSET, FAYA, FSCN, Nava Prabhat, FIRDO, UMN, Deprosc Nepal,  SIAS, Mercy Corps, NDRC, SUM Nepal, Dalit Welfare Association, Kirtipur Women Network, Eco-Nepal among others.


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