Nepal

NSET materials on earthquake resistant construction

A consolidation of the experiences of mason training gained in the Kathmandu Valley Earthquake Risk Management Project of the Asian Urban Disaster Mitigation Programme. Earthquake Resistant Construction of Buildings Curriculum for Mason Training, Feb 2005, Retrofitting of Commmon Frame Structural (Pillar System) Houses, What are the tricks for Constructing Earthquake-resistant Buildings http://www.nset.org.np/nset2012/images/publicationfile/20110816222208.pdf, http://www.nset.org.np/nset2012/images/publicationfile/20110816221810.pdf, http://www.nset.org.np/nset2012/images/publicationfile/20110816221951.pdf

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Flagship 4 handbook

Since the inception of the 9 minimum characteristics of a disaster resilient community in Nepal, there have been many questions by Government, implementing agencies, researchers, and community members on how to operationalise these characteristics. These questions have led to the formation of this handbook which contains more information about each characteristic and examples of how

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NRRC Review

The NRRC Review was commissioned by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) within the Government of Nepal (GoN) and had the backing of key stakeholders to the consortium. The Review’s primary purpose, as stated in the TOR, is: to take stock of the current progress and achievements, review current capacity and investments in order to

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Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in Megacities: A Pilot Application in Metro Manila and Kathmandu. Executive Summaries

The report presents the executive summaries of the final reports of projects carried out  under the ‘Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in Megacities: A Pilot Application in Manila and Kathmandu’ initiative. The projects aimed at enhancing and mainstreaming DRR approaches into the governance functions in both cities.    Link to document http://www.dkkv.org/DE/ressource.asp?ID=289

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Disaster preparedness for natural hazards: current status in Nepal

This publication is one of a series produced under the project ‘Living with risk – sharing knowledge on disaster preparedness in the Himalayan region’, implemented by ICIMOD during a 15-month period in 2006 and 2007. Through this project, ICIMOD has endeavoured to encourage knowledge sharing and to strengthen capacity among key practitioners in the fi eld of disaster preparedness and

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Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practice (Mercy Corps)

Based on its own learning, continual community feed-back, and a real-time evaluation during the September 2008 flood in the Far-Western Development Region of Nepal, Mercy Corps has identified 10 areas of good practice for community-based disaster risk reduction which are documented in this report. Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practice http://www.preventionweb.net/files/10479_10479CommunityBasedDRRGoodPracticeR.pdf

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A Feasibility Study on Integrated Community Based Flood Disaster Management of Banke District, Nepal

A joint research study by ICHARM/PWRI and NDRI, Nepal aimed at investigating the root causes of flood disasters in West Rapti river basin in Nepal and devising strategy to manage flood with community-based approach by targeting improvement in the resilience of the community within the broader framework of enhancing livelihood options and poverty alleviation. A

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