Managing disaster risk by increasing local capacity and resilience and reducing vulnerability to natural hazards. The approach engages the local community in managing local disaster risk often with the collaboration of external actors from civil society, local government and the private sector.
25 Apr 2015, UNISDR
The country is regarded as a world leader in confronting disaster risk, with the NRRC providing a model for uniting partners with the government to reduce vulnerability. NRRC has made strides in retrofitting schools and hospitals to make them earthquake-resistant, as well as creating local-level disaster preparedness and response plans. However, Nepal's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey had voiced his concern over the impact of a major earthquake only last month when he addressed the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan...
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