Welcome to NSET

NSET was founded by a meeting of professionals on June 18, 1993 with the vision "Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal by 2020". The meeting, convened by Amod Mani Dixit and Mahesh Nakarmi, was attended by around 15 professionals from the Ministry of Housing and Physical Planning and its departments, seismologists, university professors, civil engineers and journalists.

News releases

Action Planning Workshop for Tomorrow's Khokana held in Lalitpur

An "Action Planning Workshop for Tomorrow's Khokana" was held in Lalitpur on March 25, 2024. The primary objective of this one-day workshop was to sha...

"Action Planning Workshop for Tomorrow's Rapti Valley (Deukhuri) Capital City" Held in Lamahi, Lumbini Province

An "Action Planning Workshop for Tomorrow's Rapti Valley (Deukhuri) Capital City" has been organized in Rapti Valley (Deukhuri), Lamahi on March 22, 2...

Media Interaction held on plan for Tomorrow’s Rapti Valley (Deukhuri) Capital City

An interaction program with media representatives and journalists on "Tomorrow’s Rapti Valley (Deukhuri Valley) Capital City" has been organized...

NSET Thematic Division

Risk Governance and Community Resilience (RGCR)

Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment and Planning (MHRP)

Strategic Planning and Cross Cutting (SPCC)

Disaster Preparedness Response & Recovery (DPRR)

Communication & Knowledge Management (CKM)

Safer Schools, Critical Facilities and Heritage (SSCFH)




NSET Recent Projects

Nepal Earthquake Professionals Training and Earthquake Hazard Reduction through USGS   |   Supporting the response to the COVID-19 crisis in the education sector: Strengthening Education Clusters at Federal, Provincial and Local Governments   |   Views from Frontline   |   Tomorrow's Cities (UKRI GCRF: Urban Disaster Risk Hub)   |   Sajag-Nepal: Preparedness and planning for the mountain hazard and risk chain in Nepal   |  

Prepare yourself

Once you feel earthquake shaking and inside, find a safe place and perform "Drop, Cover and Hold".
If you are in a place such as department store, or an exhibition hall, follow the instructions of the security guard or warden.
If you are at ground floor and near to exit, follow the safest and shortest route for evacuation. Be careful if the exit leads into a narrow lane which could be dangerous.
If you are outside, protect your head;avoid hazards like falling buildings, trees, electricity poles, bridges etc.
If you are in an automobile, move to the left curb and park, do not enter prohibited areas;avoid tall buildings, poles, tall trees and bridges.
Be careful of landslides, rock falls and impending hazards.
Do not panic or perform unsafe act such as rushing, jumping out of window.
Before evacuating, if possible turn off flames or heat sources that can cause fire.
As shaking stops, grab your Go Bag and then evacuate.
Ignore rumors, move only after receiving accurate information.

If you are inside a Building Duck, Cover and Hold On
»  Find a safe place and 'DROP'
»  'COVER' your head and your neck
»  'HOLD' on to something stable
»  Take deep breaths and stay calm
»  Stay where you are until shaking stops

If you are trapped insid
»  Remain quiet, breathe slowly and believe in your survival
»  Panicking and shouting can exhaust you very quickly
»  wait for signals & respond with a whistle

DO not
»  Do not Panic and run
»  Staircases are usually unsafe!
»  Do not jump out from windows, balconies!
»  If your are outside
»  Get into nearest open space
»  If you are in a city, seek shelter under doorways
»  Do not try to walk through narrow streets
»  Be Careful if you are driving (avoid Bridges, tall buildings, do not stop abruptly)

»  Be Prepared for Aftershocks. Lead your family to a previously identified safe place outdoors.
»  Check for Hazards in your house. Put out fires immediately. Turn off gas, electricity and water at main source. Clean up any spilled medicines, drugs, or other harmful materials such as bleach, kerosene. Leave the house if a fire cannot be put out or gas leak is detected.
»  Beware of items falling off shelves when you open doors of cupboards.
»  Check for Food and water supplies. Plan meals to use up food that will spoil quickly. Food in the freezer should be good for at least 2 days days, if the door is kept closed. If your water supply is cut off you can drink water from water heaters, melted ice cubes or canned vegetables. Use barbecues or camp stoves outdoors, and only for emergency cooking.
»  Help injured or Trapped People. Administer first-aid (if you know how). DO NOT try to move seriously injured persons unless they are in further danger of injury. Get medical help for the seriously injured.
»  Tie pets and domestic animals. Be wary of all animals.
»  Wear shoes to avoid injury from broken glass and debris.
»  DO NOT enter any building.
»  DO NOT turn on the gas again if you have turned it off.
»  DO NOT use matches, lighters, stoves, electrical appliances and equipment until you are sure there are no gas leaks. They may create a spark that could ignite leaking gas and cause an explosion and fire.
»  DO NOT use your telephone except for a medical or fire emergency. The telephone lines are needed for emergency services.
»  DO NOT leave any child alone. Talk and play with the children.
»  DO NOT drive. Walk or use a bicycle.
»  DO NOT criticize or pass judgment on rescue workers. They are doing it under severe constraints.
»  DO NOT panic and shout for help, If you are trapped inside a collapse building. Breathe slowly and believe in your survival. Response when you hear signals from outside. The best way to response is to blow a whistle.


Documents and Notices

NSET publication

# Title Category Language Action
1 NSET Annual Report 2021-2022 NSET Annual Report English
2 PEER ALBUM Books, Guidelines and Reports English
3 PEER BOOK Books, Guidelines and Reports English
4 Tayar Infograph Materials from Building Code Implementation Support Programs English
5 Risk-sensitive land-use planning framework for the local level Materials from Building Code Implementation Support Programs Nepali

Available vacancy

# Title Publish Date Status Action
1 Vacancy Announcement for the position of Chief of Party (COP) 2024-04-17 CLOSED
2 Vacancy Announcement: for position Consultant (CSS/ Climate Change and Green Schools) 2024-04-09 CLOSED
3 Vacancy Announcement for the position - Civil Engineer 2024-02-27 CLOSED
4 Vacancy Announcement for the position - Software Developer/Programmer 2023-11-22 CLOSED
5 Vacancy for Program Officer 2023-11-10 CLOSED

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NSET is one of the pioneer institution working towards earthquake risk reduction in the country. It is committed to manage and minimize the risk of possible earthquakes; to raise awareness amongst the people on earthquake disaster preparedness and risk reduction and further to contribute to the development of science and technology related to earthquake disaster mitigation and implementation of earthquake resistant measures in construction as well as the social aspects of earthquake disaster management.

Internship / Volunteer Program at NSET provide a wide range of opportunities for the participants to gain insight into the work of NSET. Every year a limited number of places for Internships / Volunteer are available.

To take part in the program, we look for the following minimum eligibility criteria

»  Applicants should have completed / enrolled in a undergraduate/ degree program both at the time of application and during the internship
» Every Intern/Volunteer has to be a part of the program
» College / University / Institutions recommendation is required
» Time period should not be less than 3 months
» Institutional Volunteers are encouraged, but need reference of their institutions
» Should be fluent in English ( Speaking as well as Writing)
» Reports should be submitted at the end

We encourage tailor made program for the interested Interns