Disaster Resilient Communities in Nepal by 2050

Nepal Earthquake Risk Management Program (NERMP)

Supporting Agency: Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) of USAID

This project started on Oct 1, 2005 with the funding support from Office of the Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) of the USAID. Improving earthquake safety of Nepal through earthquake vulnerability reduction and preparedness initiatives is the goal of the program. Improving seismic safety of public and private schools, critical facilities, residences and public infrastructures as well as institutionalizing earthquake risk management practice in Nepal are the specific objectives of the program. NERMP is the logical continuation of a long term efforts of NSET in reducing earthquake risk in Kathmandu Valley and Nepal, which OFDA / USAID has been supporting since 1997.


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