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  • Center of Resilient Development CoRD
    Harihar Bhawan, Pulchowk, Lalitpur (Opposite to U.N House)
    1681 Kathmandu
    Nepal

    Email: 2012.cord@gmaill.com
    Phone: +977 01 5010268
    Website: http://www.cordvia.org

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Center of Resilient Development (CoRD)

Non-Governmental Organization

http://www.cordvia.org

CoRD's mission is to engage with the stakeholders in identifying disaster and climate change risk, analyzing their potential adversaries to the communities, invest in approaches to mitigate the risk and reduce adverse impacts and translating the notion of integrated development into practice.

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Mission

CoRD's mission is to engage with the stakeholders in identifying disaster and climate change risk, analyzing their potential adversaries to the communities, invest in approaches to mitigate the risk and reduce adverse impacts and translating the notion of integrated development into practice.

Disaster Reduction Goal

To help community move towards a better and safe future that is able to cope, adapt and mitigate the adverse impacts of disasters by using resilient development practices right from today.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

1. To carry out implementation oriented research in the field of green development, disaster risk management, climate change and resilient development

2. To advocate and advise stakeholders as a think-tank institute for promoting a resilient and futuristic development practice

3. To provide training, hold forums and develop network for dissemination, capacity building and effective coordination in promoting resilient development

Membership in Key Networks

Disaster Preparedness Network, Nepal (DPNet)
Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

1. Preparation of retrofitting guidelines under “Developing Seismic Retrofitting Guidelines of Buildings in Nepal” – UNDP, Nepal
2. Organized the “Training on Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction” jointly with CARE Nepal
3. Guideline on Design of Disaster Resilient Hospitals & Health Facilities in Nepal – World Health Organization (WHO)
4. Standards Norms and Specification for CSEB Blocks - CSEB Green Building in Nepal, DOE, AAN
5. DRM Guideline on watsan in Nepali - Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS)
6. Developing Retrofitting options for RAP 3 Office

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

1. Earthquake vulnerability Assessment and structural Evaluation of SC office buildings - Save The Children
2 Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and structural evaluation of Mahendra Nidhi Memorial Hospital- Mahendra Nidhi Memorial Hospital, Gausala, Kathmandu, Nepal
3 Structural Condition Evaluation of Ghar-E-Kabab Building- Hotel de l' Annapurna
4 Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and structural evaluation of B. P. Smriti Hospital- B.P.Smriti Hospitals
5 Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and structural evaluation of Padmakanya Multiple Campus, Bagbazar, Kathmandu, Nepal – PK Campus
6 Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment and structural evaluation of HI Buildings- Handicap International
7 Situation analysis of schools/health post and prepare the design & estimate for retrofitting- WVIN
8 Multi-Hazards Retro-Maintenance Needs Assessment of Public Schools Lalitpur and Kirtipur- UN Habitat
9 Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of stadium, Dasarath Rangasala - Nepal Sports council
10 Assessment Of Improvement Of School Blocks Retrofitting Works And School Blocks Reconstruction Under ERDRR Project In Taplejung And Illam Districts- Save The Children

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

1. National Workshop on “Earthquake Risk in Kathmandu – Are We Prepared?” in association with UNHabitat, Diaster Preparednes Network (DP-NET), Department of Urban Development and Building Construction(DUDBC)
2. Trainings to school staffs, management committee and respective District Education Office technical staffs and testing of Schools and Hospitals Safety Toolkits developed by UN-Habitat and UNDRR.
3. Exhibition on “Appropriate Green Building Material for Construction- Cities and Climate Change” on World Habitat Day
4. Awareness on Lightning to local people, through brochures and posters
5. Construction Manual on Biogas Plant - Alternate Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC)
6. Manual for Earthquake Safe Building Construction – CSEB Green Building in Nepal, DOE, AAN
7. Prototype Design – Hand book of Green School, CSEB Green Building in Nepal, DOE, AAN
8. Manual for Engineers - CSEB Green Building in Nepal, DOE, AAN
9. Handbook on Community Engagement - CSEB Green Building in Nepal, DOE, AAN
10. Manual on Maintenance of Green School Buildings, DOE, AAN
11. Translation in Nepali of "Earthquake Tips", INEE, India
12. Translation of " Guideline on Design of Disaster Resilient Hospital Building and facilities in Nepal" and " National Mass Causality Management Strategy for Health Sector", WHO
13. National Workshop on “Possible Roles of Municipality in Earthquake Emergency Response” in association with International Organization of Migration (IOM)
14. Dissemination Workshop on Vulnerability assessment and retrofitting design, DUDBC, UNDP
15. Support to implement Nepal National Building Code in 3 municipalities and 6 selected VDC of Kathmandu Valley for Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme- UNDP

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

1. Structural condition evaluation, retrofitting design, cost estimation and construction supervision of private/ government buildings, schools, colleges, hotels and hospitals
2. Construction supervision of Retrofitting works in HI office buildings- Handicap International
3. Structural Analysis and preparation of as built drawing of hospital buildings; Bir hospital, Kanti hospital and Nepal Police Hospital under Nepal Hospital Seismic Retrofitting Project, - Ramboll UK

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

1. District Disaster Management Plan for Dolakha district
2. Technical Support to (International Organization of Migration) IOM to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness and Response at National, District and Municipal Levels in Nepal

3. National Workshop on “Possible Roles of Municipality in Earthquake Emergency Response” in association with International Organization of Migration (IOM)
4. Design Review and check of retrofitting work of World Bank office Building at Hotel Yak and Yeti- The World Bank
5. Simulation exercise to municipalities staff on Emergency Response plan in 4 municipalities – Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Madhyapur Thimi and Kirtipur, IOM
6. Increasing the resilience of the kathmandu valleys health system, Save the Children

Other activities

1. Construction of 12 climate responsive and earthquake resistant Green School Building in 4 district- Banke, Morang, Kapilbastu and Dolkha in association with Actionaid Nepal
2. Training & Workshops : Technical input, training to local masons, construction supervision and preparation of construction documentation of Climate responsive and Earthquake safe Green school project in three districts funded by Department of Education and Action Aid International Nepal
3. CSEB Green Building – Design and construction supervision of 2 Early Childhood Development Center (ECD) in Kaski- AAN
4. Consultation and validation Workshop on Guidelines for Seismic Retrofitting of Buildings in Nepal, UNDP
5. Consultation and validation Workshop on Green Technology- Green Buildings in Nepal, Adaptation of Guidelines, Norms and Standards – DOE, DUDBC and Action Aid Nepal.
6. National Workshop on "Earthquake Risk in Kathmandu– Are We Prepared ???, DUDBC, UN Habitat and DP Net
7. Onsite Training on CSEB Green Buildings construction in Nepal to mason and community in construction of 12 school buildings in 3 district Banke, Morang and Dolakha, DOE and AAN
8. Onsite Training to mason and community on CSEB Green technology and construction technique – Siraha fire rehabilitation program, UN Habitat
9. Training of Trainers for Engineers on Seismic Retrofitting Design of Building in Nepal jointly organized by DUDBC & UNDP/CDRMP, Dhulikhel, Nepal
10. Training on earthquake resistant design and construction- Dhangadhi & Dadheldura - Care Nepal
11. Training and testing of schools and hospitals safety toolkit (Trainings to school staffs, management committee and respective District Education Office technical staffs and testing of Schools and Hospitals Safety Toolkits) developed by UN-Habitat and UNDRR.
12. Training of Trainers to engineers on vulnerability assessment, analysis, design and Retrofitting technique, DUDBC, UNDP
13. Training on safe design and construction and disaster risk reduction to technical staffs of CARE Nepal
14. Training of Engineers and technicians on Biogas Plant - Alternate Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC)
15. Design and Construction supervision of 2 Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) Kaski District -Action Aid Nepal

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

Hari Darshan Shrestha (President, CoRD)
email: harisunita@gmail.com/ hari.shrestha@cordvia.org
Mobile no : 9841554066

Websites

http://www.cordvia.org

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