Disaster Resilient Communities in Nepal by 2050

GCRF: Urban Disaster Risk Hub (Tomorrow’s Cities)

Supporting Agency: UK-GCRF/DFID

General Information

Tomorrow’s Cities is the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urban Disaster Risk Hub—a five-year global interdisciplinary research hub.

One of 12 UKRI GRCF Hubs funded through a UKRI Collective Fund award, as part of the UK AID strategy to put research at the heart of efforts to deliver the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The program’s mission is to reduce disaster risk for the poor in tomorrow’s cities.

Grant Holder: Prof. John McCloskey
Organization: University of Edinburgh
Program duration: 2019 – 2024

Kathmandu Hub

• Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering
• National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET)
• South Asia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS)
• Practical Action Nepal
• Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI)

Tomorrow’s Cities Decision Support Environment (TCDSE)

The work packages of the project are modelled around the Tomorrow’s Cities Decision Support Environment (TCDSE), which is a framework for modelling people-centred future natural hazard risk helping communities and the government to make a risk informed decision for planning of future cities.

Work Packages

• WP0: City scoping and set-up
• WP1: Future Visioning
• WP2: Visioning Scenario Implementation
• WP3: Multi-hazard Social and Physical Impact Assessments
• WP4: Risk Agreement
• WP5: Institutionalizing the DSE

Role of NSET in the Project

• WP1: Co-ordination in Municipal level engagements and support social interactions to other Kathmandu Partners

• WP2: Detailing of the Landuse Plan prepare three scenarios with Building Infrastructure information complete with structural and household level information

• WP3: Support Multi Hazard studies specially on earthquake hazard, Fragility functions for Building Infrastructure and Social Impact studies

• WP4: Co-ordination with other TC partners within Kathmandu Hub: NSET, SIAS, IOE, PA Discussing the outcome scenarios of WP1, WP2 and WP3 and present the calculated risk for Risk Agreement in the community

• Capacity Strengthening: Lead activities under the capacity strengthening work package in a co-produced approach

• Monitoring and Evaluation: Support development of monitoring and evaluation framework

• Carrying out the TCDSE activities in the Next City Implementation (Proposed: Capital City of Lumbini Province)

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