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2014

This report is based on the earthquake risk and remittances research project which looked at the relationship between migrant workers, remittances and disaster risk reduction. The research determines links between remittances and safer building practices

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At the recent 6th Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), the Government of Nepal and partners from UN, INGOs and NGOs demonstrated organized and committed participation in the AMCDRR, leading three sessions and a marketplace booth...
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The BDRC has selected 11 school buildings that are to be retrofitted or constructed for earthquake resistant. This work will ensure school students are able to study in a safe school environment and it also demonstrates the importance of building code while also providing training to masons on earthquake resistant construction of buildings...
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In Pokhara, Nepal an early warning system will provide vulnerable communities critical warning of impending flood risks which will allow these communities to gather their valuables and evacuate to a safe area, reports Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium...
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By linking the grass roots REFLECT community group with the disaster management committee, the community is now aware of how they can have their needs addressed. Already, the REFLECT group identified a need for an evacuation bridge in the event of a flood...
Practical Action - Nepal Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium
2013

This paper presents the automation of a building permit system as the result of a project initiated in Nepal by UNDP’s Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Program (CDRMP). It is intended to facilitate the implementation of the National Building Code

United Nations Development Programme - Nepal Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium
'It is urgent that government, donor agencies, humanitarian and development actors and civil society take the appropriate actions to protect its citizens, economy, environment and culture from the risk of disaster. This is the only way we can ensure sustainable development,'warned Janakee Shrestha Programme Officer of URM Oxfam...
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'If we have a comprehensive policy environment for DRR, we can consolidate our efforts and resources to make an immediate and significant impact. There must also be strict enforcement and compliance of building codes. In Haiti, there were no building codes in place and, as a result, 80 percent of buildings partially or completely damaged,' said Mr Khatri, of the Strategic Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction, Nepal...
Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium
Mission

Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC) was officially launched by the Government of Nepal (GoN) and a group of international organizations working to promote the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) in 2011. It exists to bridge the spectrum of development and humanitarian partners in order to support the Government of Nepal in taking action to implement long term Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Disaster Reduction Goal

The NRRC has developed a Disaster Risk Reduction Action Plan that builds on the GoN National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management (NSDRM). Based on consultations with key stakeholders to identify disaster risk reduction priorities that are urgent and viable, five flagship areas were identified and proposed. Consortium members act as coordinators of these flagship areas together with the relevant Government Ministry.

DRR activities
Membership in Key Networks

The founding members of the NRRC were the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and the World Bank. New NRRC members have included AusAid, the Department for International Development (DFID), the Humanitarian Aid Department of the European Commission (ECHO), the Embassy of Japan, the US Embassy and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Websites

http://www.un.org.np/coordinationmechanism/nrrc

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nepal-Risk-Reduction-Consortium/218794191502827

http://www.youtube.com/user/NepalRiskReduction/featured

http://www.linkedin.com/company/2702397?trk=tyah

The organization has no registered commitments.

The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful toolto know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables.'|t }}

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