Disaster Resilient Communities in Nepal by 2050

Community Based Disaster Management Program in Kathmandu Valley

Supporting Agency: Oxfam GB Nepal

Location within Country: Kathmandu Valley (Lalitpur Sub- Metropolitan City)
Project Period: Feb 2007 – June 2007

The Program
NSET implemented Community Based Disaster Management Program in Kathmandu valley with financial support from Oxfam GB Nepal. The main goal of the project was to enhance the disaster safety of selected communities through awareness campaigns, trainings and institutionalization of the process in the local governance system for the sustainability of such initiatives. The specific objectives of the program were; a) Capacity building of communities and their institutions to design and implement disaster risk reduction and preparedness activities, b) Capacity building of municipal wards authorities and officials on disaster risk reduction, preparedness and effective response and c) Institutionalize the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) initiative at various levels of local governance (Ward level and Municipality Level).


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