Policies and Programmes in DRR
For country strategy period 2012-17, we will work through all the level of our working model in close relation with government and non-government institutions. Through our DRR goal, we aim to provide direct support on disaster preparedness through Early Warning Systems (EWS) to 100,000 (20,000 HHs) population, while other 100,000 are expected to get indirect benefits. Likewise, we will gradually build ideas on earthquake resilience and aim to reach 50,000 direct beneficiaries (10,000 HHs) and 75,000 beneficiaries will get indirect benefits from our programmatic approach.
We will increase our footprints of EWS by expanding geographical coverage from plains to hills and mountains, and by covering more hazards from floods to landslides and GLOF. In case of EWS, we will undertake activities for further technological development that increase the lead time and communities’ access to weather forecasting information. We will initiate our works in earthquake to make communities DRR resilient by enhancing structural and non-structural measures. Studies will be carried out to enhance our knowledge on how the seismic information recorded at National Seismological Centre can be quickly and efficiently disseminated to the stakeholders and the communities.
We aim at promulgating National EWS, demonstrate early warning for landslides and GLOF and helping communities to reach to earthquake information at the earliest. We also aim at mainstreaming building codes at development process and demonstrate with some local government.
We aim to continue working in Karnali River basin by extending EWS to India and expand to Bagmati and Gandaki river basin based on vulnerability, poverty and lesser presence and programme of other organisations and government. In case of earthquake resilience, we will start our work from Pokhara and will expand to other urban and rural areas where potential risks of earthquake exist.