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  • CARAV PEOPLE’S CARAVAN ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN NEPAL NEPAL Report of Jointntly Celebrated Event of ISDR Day– 2009 Joint Initiation of Report prepared by ECO-Nepal 1
  • Visibility of Rally 2
  • Abbreviation AIN Association of INGOs BCPR Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery CBDM Community Based Disaster Management CBDRR Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction DDC District Development Committee DDRC District Disaster Relief Committee CDO Chief District Officer DM Disaster Management DPNet-Nepal Disaster Preparedness Network-Nepal DRR Disaster Risk Reduction ECHO European Commission for Humanitarian Aid GLOF Glacial Lake Outburst Flood GoN Government of Nepal I/NGO International/Non Governmental Organization PDMA Participatory Disaster Management Approach UNDP United Nations Development Programme UN/ISDR United Nations/International Strategy for Disaster Reduction VDC Village Development Committee 3
  • Table of Contents CHAPTER- ONE INTRODUCTION OF THE PROGRAMME 1.1 Background 5 1.2 Objectives 6 1.3 Strategy 6 1.4 Expected outcomes 7 1.5 Steering Committee 7 1.6 Key Stakeholders 7 1.7 Implementing Partners and Role 8 CHAPTER- TWO ACTIVITIES OF THE EVENT 2.1 National Symposium 9 2.2 Rally 13 2.3 Exhibition 14 2.4 Convention 14 2.5 Meeting with Right Honorable Dr .Ram Baran Yadav 9 2.6 Media Coverage 9 2.7 Acheivements 9 CHAPTER- THREE: ANNEXES 1: Briefing, Strategy and ToR of ISDR Day 19 4. National Symposium on DRR Policy Framework in Nepal 19 5. Disaster Scenario and progress of DRR policy in Nepal 20-27 6. National Symposium on DRR policy Framework in Nepal 2009 28-35 7. National Sysmposium on Adaptation of DRR Policy and fromewark in Nepal 36-40 8. k|sf]k hf]lvd GogLs/0fdf hgcleofg g]kfn cGt/f{li6«o k|sf]k hf]lvd GogLs/0f lbj; @)^^ 41 4
  • CHAPTER- ONE INTR ODUCTION INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Disasters have been increasing globally with nearly 321 disaster events marked, claiming life of 235,000 people and affecting 210 million people in 2009. Between 2000 and 2007, on an average 66,812 people have lost their lives and US$8.1 billion worth of property has been lost. Nine of ten major disasters have been recorded in Asia only. To recognize the importance of reducing disasters to achieve sustainable development, the UN has designated the second Wednesday of each October as the International Day for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) since 1990. This years’ ISDR Day was commemorated on 14th October 2009 around the globe and in Nepal also. Nepal is a country exposed to a variety of hazards like floods, landslides, droughts, heat and cold waves, earthquakes and epidemics. The vulnerability of the Nepalese is further aggravated by localized poverty, rugged topography and limited service delivery by the government and by global phenomena such as climate change, rising food prices and the economic crisis. Nepal’s efforts to celebrate ISDR Day is in line with support to Hyogo Framework for Action 2005- 2015 (HFA) to reiterate the commitment of communities at local, national and international levels, including governments, donors and other stakeholders to make safer future. This year’s ISDR Day was celebrated amidst various functions at the initiation of the Government of Nepal (GoN), United Nations (UN) Systems, Disaster Preparedness Network Nepal (DPNet-Nepal), Disaster Preparednes Programme of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (DIPECHO)-V Project in Nepal, Association of International Non-governmental Organization (AIN) and national Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The event was a historical one with Rt. Honorable President Dr. Ram Waran Yadav directly interacting with the representatives of community people and stakeholders and committing to address the problems; Deputy Prime Minister Honorable Mr. Vijaya Kumar Gachhadhar attending as chief guest and other imminent personalities like Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Assistant Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs, and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator and Special Representative of UN/ISDR, and residential representative of UNDP Mr. Robert Piper participating in the event. The remarkable feature was the people-led 'People's Caravan on DRR in Nepal' with thousands of representatives from Network of Disaster Affected Communities (NDAC) and general public attending the 2 day-event. People prepared their declaration with wider participation and discussion 5
  • in National Symposium, where Dr. Govinda Kusum, Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) was Chief Guest on 13th October. People’s declaration has been handover to Rt. Hon. President, Chief Guest and Special Guest of convention on 14th October. The chairperson of NDAC Mr. Jagannath Kurmi had an opportunity to reflect community issues in the National Consortium. 1.2 Objective: The overall objective of the ISDR Day events was to enable people to raise their voice and seek adequate policy measures to address their rights so as to reduce vulnerabilities The specific objective was to seek and underline commitment to enactment of the DM policy by relevant policy makers in the country. This included obtaining a commitment to institutionalization of DR in Nepal through country and sector wide approaches and to ensure that major donors and government recognizes that DRR framework is people centered and people led. 1.3 Strategy Approach The purpose of the ISDR Day ‘Celebration’ as has been designed is a people led event triggering our collective efforts towards a strong DRR framework in Nepal. The key to the celebration is the involvement of people, who will not only provide direct testimonial for the need for DRR framework but also demonstrate their commitment to work with government to ensure a strong policy framework that reaches out to the grassroots. Thus, it has been utilized ISDR day as a trigger, a catalyst towards building the much required DRR policy framework in Nepal. Strategic Plan and process First consultative meeting for celebration of ISDR Day– 2009 was held on 7th August 2009 at ActionAid Nepal Office and on 11th September at Practical Action, and was decided that Prof. Dr. Jiba Raj Pokharel lead this programme as Team Leader, Ram Chandra Neupane will support as Event Manager and Keshav Sharma as Media Manager. Similarly, Environment and Child Concern Organization Nepal (ECO-Nepal) would support on logistic management under a Steering Committee. Mixed methods were adopted for this year’s ISDR Day celebration in principal which included: • Joint initiative of GoN, UN agencies, DPNet-Nepal, AIN, DIPECHO V partners of Nepal and NGOs with Community peoples (NDAC) • Interactive Symposium and developing a people's declaration • Organization of rally as People's Caravan on DRR in Nepal • People's Convention in open ground • One day exhibition in open ground • Media mobilization • Mobilization of youth groups such as sister organization of political parties and student unions • Making people-led implementation under the NDAC banner 6
  • 1.4 expected outcomes The expected outcomes of the event were as following: • Joint declaration by community people’s and major stakeholders, committing to the enactment on the DM act and policy, • Increased public awareness on DRR issues, • Mobilized community, informed on their rights and seeking appropriate policy framework in Nepal on DRR 1.5 Steering Committee • Following the discussions on 7th August and 11th September 2009, it was decided to form an ISDR Day Steering Committee comprising representatives from MoHA, UN agencies and DPNet-Nepal, Mr. Sten Van Leuffel on behalf of DIPECHO partners and Ms. Reshma Shrestha on behalf of AIN-Task Group on Disaster Management (TGDM), • Similarly, three member’s fund management team was formed comprising Mr. P. V. Krishnan, DIPECHO Project Manager, ActionAid Nepal, Ms. Vera XXX, Handicap International and Ms. Anjali Thakali Shakya on behalf of AIN-TGDM. • Further, an Executive Team was formed comprising Prof. Dr. Jeeb Raj Pokharel as the Team Leader, Mr. Ram Chandra Neupane of ECO-Nepal as the Event Manager and Mr. Kesab Sharma of Practical Action as the Media Advisor. 1.6 Key Stakeholders • The celebration of ISDR Day-2009 has been historical with more than 20 major organizations participating actively and some others indirectly and particular initiation of MOHA together with that of these organizations for the success of this event. Meaningful participation and commitments from President and Deputy Prime Minister and their offices has also been commendable. • Multilateral/UN agencies such as the UNDP and GTZ contribution for the success of the event has been instrumental • The DIPECO V partners in Nepal are active in DRR issues. The DIPECHO partners were the catalysts for the initiations. These organizations included Oxfam GB Nepal, ActionAid Nepal, Mercy 7
  • Corps, Care Nepal, Danish Red Cross, Mission East, Practical Action Nepal and Handicap International. • In addition to DIPECHO V partners, other members of AIN such as Save the Children, Plan Nepal, Danish Church Aid, Lutheran World Federation, ADRA Nepal and Concern Worldwide have also actively participated in making the event a grand success. 1.7 Implementing Partners and Role During the course of celebration of the event, different stakeholders were responsible for different tasks: • DPNet-Nepal- organizing National Symposium on 13th October and developing People’s Declaration. • NDAC-coordination, invitation from local level and delivery of overall programme. • Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS)- First Aid and organizing rally. • Disaster Management Network Nepal (DiMaNN) and, Kirtipur Volunteer Society (KVS)- managing the rally. • Media personnel and youth organizations of different political parties- participating, covering news and supporting the rally and other events. • ECO Nepal- logistic management and media coordination with support from Co-Action Nepal. The details of responsibilities of ECO Nepal were as follows: 1. To manage the affairs of the joint initiative as guided by the Executive Team and the Steering Committee 2. To maintain proper books of accounts and records separately and exclusively for this event 3. To provide statement of receipts and payments to the steering committee on a periodic basis and advice the steering committee and executive team on the status of finances 4. To develop a final statement of accounts clearly mentioning the source of funds, receipts and expenditures thereon 5. To act as per advice of the executive team and steering committee with regard to expenses 6. To follow best practices as per national statutes in accounting and procurement 7. To submit a statement of accounts to all contributors as well as publicize the final statement of accounts to all DRR stakeholders in the country ECO Nepal faced challenges in coordinating the agencies and performing tasks ranging from mobilization of volunteers, organizing meeting with high level government officials and political leaders including the head of the state, rapporting with INGOs, UN agencies, and above all arranging logistics. ECO Nepal puts its full effort to address challenges and making the event a notable success with support from its staff and the supporting of all collaborative agencies. (The Strategy, briefing paper and ToR has been attached in Annex 1) 8
  • CHAPTER- TWO ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENT There were a series of activities for the event planned and undertaken despite a short time available after the final decision of organizing the event and in addition Dashain festival breaks in between. 2.1 National Symposium 2.1.1 Introduction On 13th of October 2009, a half day National symposium on "DRR Policy Framework in Nepal" was held in Katmandu, which was organized by DPNet-Nepal under the banner of N-NDAC. The theme of the symposium was primarily: • To present testimonies of disaster affected community • To update the disaster scenario of Nepal • To provide information on developments towards implementation of Disaster Management Policy, Act and Strategy • To discuss disaster management policy framework rigorously resulting in a declaration It was attended by 165 participants, majority of whom were from the representatives of affected communities providing opportunity to share their testimonies as well as the DRR champions to share updated information and new developments. In addition, speakers included Secretary and Undersecretary of Ministry of Home Affairs, 9
  • Chairman of DPNet-Nepal, representatives of Armed Police Force, representative of National Society of Earthquake Technology (NSET), and representative of the National Federation of the Disabled Nepal. 2.1.2 Opening Ceremony National Symposium was inaugurated by Dr. Govinda Kusum, Secretary of MoHA. He informed the formation of the ‘National Platform of Disaster Risk Reduction’ where representatives from different I/NGOs are involved. He mentioned that MoHA is in process of revising the Act, Policy according the endorsed National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management. He committed to perform this task as soon as possible. He said that data collection and management plays important role in DRR, but we have lack of uniform data, which creates duplication. To reduce duplication, effective coordination and cooperation among stakeholders is needed. He requested all stakeholders for cooperation. He informed about National Platform on DRR and expressed that the platform should be enhanced further for coordination and cooperation among different stakeholders. He wishes for the success of the symposium. 2.1.3 Paper Presentation Paper 1 Preamble has been enacted for national calamity. In order to carry out relief work, government may give orders to any one concerned to work like prohibition of the activities in disaster area that may cause adverse effect o relief works, deputation of the employees of governmental and non-governmental offices or of institutions and so on. Formation of a permanent need assessment team at district level, training and orientation are emergency needs identified. Communication and transportation, temporary settlement, health and nutrition, sanitation and drinking water should be managed to affected people. Mr. Thir Bahadur GC under Secretary, MoHA presented the paper. Paper 2 More than 4,926,562 people are affected in disaster between 1971-2007. Key players and initiatives at global level that are working for Nepal are UN system, bilateral agencies, international financial institutions, Nepal risk reduction consortium, regional and global networks 10
  • and INGOs. Nepal has been highly benefited by these agencies. Favorable environment for qualitative shift in DRR has been created in Nepal. Surya Narayan Shrestha, Deputy Executive Director of NSET presented the paper on behalf of DPNet-Nepal. Paper 3 Physically challenged people are being highly affected in comparison to others. Men and women suffer differently by disaster. International instruments and policies are being introduced for DRR. In additional to this, transportation and communication facilities should be made available for disaster management. Participation of people from grass root level including physically challenged, women, children, poor, low caste to high class people for DRR in national as well as international level should be increased. Paper 4 In true aspect, disaster affected people are not losing only their fundamental right; they are losing lives and livelihood options. It is very important to associate for disaster management. Association must include people from every races, religion, gender, community and so on. The basic technologies to reduce disaster risk are legal management, knowledge regarding disaster, participation, relief for affected people and governmental sensitivity and commitment.. 2.1.4 Discussions and remarks Dr. Govinda Kusum, Secretary, MoHA We have been celebrating ISDR from 2002, but this year, we are planning to lead community people in each event. DRR is the main duty of GON and MoHA is the main agency to look after Disaster management. There should be proper act and policy to ensure the rights of people. We have already prepared the legal documents and handed over to government but has not yet been adopted by GoN. As disaster do not wait for us, we need to finalize the policy and Act as soon as possible. For this, N-NDAC has been playing lead role to advocate for their rights. We have prepared a declaration; this will be shared in symposium and will handover the document to the President of Nepal and the Deputy-Prime Minister. I would like to thank all the government and non-government organizations for their active involvement in this event and would like to thank all participants for their participation. I believe that the event will be successful to achieve its goal. Thir G.C, Under Secretary, MOHA In the National Disaster Council, representatives from different I/NGOs are involved. MoHA is in process of revising the Act, Policy and Strategy and after finalizing them, documents will be sent to high commission body. We commit to perform this task as soon as possible. Data collection and management plays important role in DRR, but we lack uniform data, which creates duplication. To reduce duplication, effective coordination and cooperation among stakeholders is needed. We request all for cooperation as our destination and objective is same. I hope National Platform on DRR would be enhanced further for coordination and cooperation among different stakeholders. I wish for the success of the program. Birendra K. Pokharel, Representative of Community people (PwD) Development agencies should take seriously the issue of vulnerable group and the needs of people with disability (PWD) need to be included in every stage of disaster. The debate on rights of PwDs has been rising globally 11
  • and seeking for universality approach of Disaster Management. I urge that Strategy and Act should be inclusive to secure the rights of vulnerable group including PwDs. As of now, we have found inclusive approach neither in government policies nor in plans of development partners. We need to prioritize PwDs while providing relief operation after disaster. NNDAC: Jagannath Kurmi, Chairperson, NDAC I thank all the participants for their concentration and hearing the voice of affected people. We should work for community people and should understand their feelings. I acknowledge organizers for giving opportunity to share the story on behalf of affected people in front of the forum. However, we need to focus on implementation rather than in speech. Shailendra K. Shrestha I thank DPNet-Nepal for the invitation and I would like to inform you that I look after disaster management department in armed Police Force (APF). APF has headquarter in every region and trying to reach at every district in future. Law of Nepal gives us the mandate to save the lives of people and provide relief materials during disaster. Civil awareness is very important to fight against disaster. APF has been involved in rescue operation during flood, landslide and other disaster. We are always there at the time of incident though there are some limitations. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Chairperson, DiMaNN I thank all for their active participation in the symposium. I suggest involving community people themselves in each step of DRR. I think the donor organizations always influence and enforce our work. We are not being able to utilize the money (support) provided by the donor organizations. So, advocacy and lobby to GoN is very important to secure the rights of affected people. I appreciate community people for sharing their experience and the entire presenters for sharing their knowledge. Thanks to all participants, media persons, volunteers, and supporting agencies for their contribution. I would like to invite all to participate in the rally and convention on 14th October, 2009. Meen Bahadur Poudyal Chhetri, Chairperson, DPNet-Nepal I thank all the participants and I am pleased to see participation of grass root people to high-level government officials in a single forum. We felt that DRR issue has been taken seriously now a days, which is very good initiative for effective DRR. We have done lots of efforts within short period of time to mark ISDR day. I thank Secretary of MoHA for his valuable time. It is a pleasure that GoN has adopted the strategy. 2.1.5 Reflection from Community Representative Vocal presentations of Case Testimonies of various disaster affected community representatives were one of the most significant agenda of the symposium. Disaster-wise testimonies are summarized below: Landslide: Ms. Rampyari, Nuwakot I am a disabled lady from Nuwakot district. On 22nd Srawan 2057, there was a huge landslide due to incessant rainfall for two days in this hilly region. People ran away to safer place including my family but I could not do so due to myself being a disabled person. I cried for hours, scared of landslides but in vain. After an hour or so, my father came to hold me, only then I could manage to go to safe place. Since then, I have started to work for people with disabilities. I feel that we have to help ourselves particularly during emergency. I appeal to all concerned to make special arrangements for people with disabilities while evacuation activities are carried out after the disaster strikes. Flood: Ms. Apasara, Kailali Floods swept away hundreds of houses and property worth millions in a short span. In far-west, several hectares of land was covered with sand. In Kailali, 3 people died but no Government agency helped us. NRCS provided us beaten rice and noodles. Flood swept our crops before the Festival- 12
  • Tihar. How could we celebrate the festival? Government should provide us the employment opportunity. Community must be involved in the whole process of disaster management cycle to protect the rights of the affected people. Epidemics: Kalpana Sharma, Jajarkot In Nepal, especially in remote areas, many people die suffering from different disease. In Jajarkot, doctors did not arrived in time because of road inaccessibility and many people lost their lives. If government had provided medicine and relief materials in time, we could be able to protect their life. GON need to think and work for the affected people. It is necessary to feel the pain of the affected people by the GoN and other agencies. 2.1.6 People's Declaration The symposium culminated into a nine points People's Declaration, rationalizing on the need for an immediate policy framework on DRR in Nepal and seeking measures to ensure rights of disaster affected and disaster vulnerable people of Nepal (Detail in Annex 2). 2.1.7 Closing Ceremony Mr. Meen Bahadur Poudyal Chhetri wrapped up the symposium by expressing his thanks and gratitude to all the participants and informed that he was very happy to see participation of grass root people to high-level government officials in a single forum. He felt that DRR issue has been taken seriously now a days, which is very good initiative for effective DRR. He shared that we have done lots of efforts within short period of time to mark ISDR day. He thanked Secretary of MoHA for his valuable time and shared happiness that GoN has adopted the strategy. He summarized the event and concluded the Symposium by thanking all again for their active participation. 2.2 Rally 2.2.1 Opening The opening ceremony of the rally was inaugurated by the CA members. More than 2500 people participated in the rally. The main magnetism of the rally was decorated Safa tempo followed by the persons with disabilities, school students, disaster affected community, various organizations, government officials and general public. 13
  • 2.2.2 Rally in the street At 8 AM in the morning of 14th October 2009, more than 2500 people gathered in the open ground attending the people's event. People carried variety of placards and banners. This was a massive awareness campaign. The tempo was decorated with flex print posters and pamphlet with earthquake information and message. It was equipped with high quality audio system. The participants had carried 200 meters long banner on both sides in order to avoid traffic problems. The rally started from Army Open Ground headed through Bir Hospital, Jamal, Ghantaghar, Old Bus Park, Sahid Gate and merged to a mass meeting in Nepal Army Open Ground, Tundikhel. 2.2 Exhibition Parallel to above activities, exhibition stall was one of the other major attractions of the event. Around 1000 of people visited the exhibition stalls. The exhibition stall was decorated with hundreds of posters, banners, flex print etc. All the DIPECO partners participated in the exhibition. Non-governmental and UN organizations erected stalls providing necessary information. All the organization who participated in exhibition exhibited disaster related products, including posters, leaflets, and many more disaster related materials to bring awareness among the common people. The exhibition was inaugurated by South Asian Coordinator of DIPECHO Samuel Maria Feinal. Conv 2.3 Con v ention It was the 'hot spot' of this year's ISDR Day event, wherein people in large numbers from the remote districts gathered in Katmandu and demanded for immediate enactment of a strong DRR/DM policy in Nepal. A documentary providing voiced testimonies from various disaster affected field was shown in the meet. Message delivering song by 'Gandarva' helped adding energy and pushed the mass to dance on his beats. The convention hall was fully decorated with different pictorial posters of disaster management information and knowledge. While live voices of people were most remarkable, the convention also had appreciable participation from political parties, CA members, government officials, people with disability and civil society. Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar Inaugurated and addressed the ceremony. Other many political leaders addressed to the convention, giving momentum to the need for a strong policy framework on DRR. The event was addressed by Ms. Margarett 14
  • Walstrom, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator and Special Representative of UN/ISDR. Chairperson of NDAC Mr. Jagganath Kurmi was handover the people’s Declaration to Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar and Margarata Walstrom in the convention. This event was a People's Caravan with the aim of attracting highest levels of attention of people of all walks of life, media and policy makers, in particular. The convention created a positive knot amongst stakeholders, helping to mobilize and motivated policy makers to take appropriate action. 2.2.5 Reflection of Community Representatives Landslide: Ms. Bishwokarma: I have both sorts of impressions in attending this event: happy because issues are heard and we have been able to raise our concerns and sad because the problems are continuing killing many people and damaging a lot of property. In my opinion, there is a need for early warning system and provision of quality relief at times of disasters like landslides. Flood: Ram Krishna Thapaliya, Dang: In Dang, community people have been affected by flood. Thousands of people from 7 VDCs have been displaced. Usually, water enters our houses and all the food grains and property is lost or becomes useless. Devpuri VDC has been affected a lot. Following disasters, we have initiated saving and credit micro-finance, grain collection and other livelihood programs but it is insufficient. Therefore, the government and other agencies should help the disaster affected people. Other many people from community and representative from different NGOs, Networks were addressed to the convention. Honora .Ram Baran adav 2.4 Meeting with Right Honor a b le Dr .R am Bar an Yadav, President of Nepal Right Honorable President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav personally took initiative to organize a special meeting based on short notice with the delegates of People's Caravan on Disaster Risk Reduction represented by N-NDAC and to appraise the People's Declaration on DRR in Nepal. This event profoundly marked as 'a mile stones' in Nepalese history ever and probably it was also a remarkable event in ISDR Day celebration history in the world. COVERA VERAGE 2.5. MEDIA COVERA GE Various print and electronic media gave due consideration to the event. Around 12 media persons participated in rally while in an interaction meeting there were around 2 dozens of media persons. The media persons interviewed the participants in different events and broadcasted their point of view for DRR. Leading newspapers such as Kantipur National Daily and The Himalayan Times covered the news of the events. Likewise, the one of the event manager Mr. Ram Chandra Neupane from Eco Nepal and Team Leader Jeeb Raj Pokhrel were interviewed in National Television-Sagarmatha. There was media coverage from other television stations too (Annex- 3). 15
  • 2.6. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT The total estimated budget of the ISDR celebration was Rs. 1,790,161.93 and the Total expenses made Rs. 1,695,488.42. The Amount of Rs. 825,000.00 was contributed by DIPECHO project partners of Nepal and Rs. 610.590.00 was supported by AIN members. GTZ has been supportedRs. 100,000.00 Similarly UNDP has been committed to make payment of Rs. 165.449.00 directly to the vender for Stage, Exhibition and Convention center/decoration cost. Sum of Rs. 5,550.59 has been made surplus which will use according to the suggestion of fund support agencies. The detail audited financial is attached in Annex- 4. 2.7. ACHIEVEMENTS A. Initiation by the President: Right Honorable President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav personally invited the delegates to the events for a meeting, interacted with them, listened to their grievances and committed for the support. It was a historic initiation .He was found to fully understand on current trends of disaster globally and in Nepal and the painful impacts associated with them. He highlighted the need of preparedness, immediate rescue and rehabilitation to cope with the disasters. He appreciated the efforts of GON and I/NGOs and civil societies and also appeal to all to strengthen their efforts to fight disasters; He reflected that rights of disaster affected as fundamental rights and wished a successful event. B. Government commitment: At various levels, government has committed for mainstreaming DRR and also working for appropriate policies and legal documents. Participation from Deputy Prime Minister and MOHA representatives is an achievement because; this has started to be the priority of government as well. C. People's declaration: At the event, there was a people's declaration where affected people have clearly declared DRR as people's rights and also identified that rights of disaster affected people can be protected through appropriate legal and policy provisions. It can be expected that disaster affected people shall be participated in the decision making process that affects their life. D. International commitment: The celebration of ISDR day was an event to reflect the coordinated efforts of various agencies and the people affected for DRR. It is anticipated that donors and the international community have learnt the collaborative efforts and it is further expected that UN system and other agencies shall increase their investment on DRR in Nepal. E. Awareness on rights and responsibilities- capacity building: Participation of community people and policy makers as well as donors in the event was instrumental in building awareness on the importance of DRR, significance of collaborative efforts for DRR and role of putting people in the centre for DRR planning. It is expected that the capacity has increased and all participants' incusing media persons have realized enhanced understanding on DRR in Nepal. F. Media mobilization: A lot of media persons participated in the programme and it is expected that local level disaster issues shall be covered in the national media in the future. 16
  • CHAPTER- THREE ANNEXES Annex-1: Briefing, Strategy and ToR of ISDR Day Joint ISDR Day 2009 Celebration, Nepal BRIEFING PAPER This briefing paper is derived from the Strategy Paper and should be read in tandem with the same Background: ISDR Day is celebrated every year, to mark the series of events and efforts that led to formulation of the international strategy on disaster risk reduction (Hyogo Framework for Action on DRR) as well as to reiterate the commitment of communities at local, national and international levels, including governments, donors and other stakeholders to achieving the objects outlined in the HFA document. In Nepal too, ISDR day is celebrated with fervor and enthusiasm and is marked usually by a series of events like seminars, symposiums, awareness events and meetings. While the country is currently going through historic transition, there is increasing levels of risks that is being observed over the past few years, putting severe challenge on the people and the government to address ground issues that threaten human security while paving way for a sound democratic republic. Humanitarian community is very active in Nepal. Their involvement and investment in disaster risk reduction is on the rise. This has clearly led to an increase in demand for a clear policy framework on disaster risk reduction that encompasses all components of comprehensive disaster management from relief to development and beyond. There is a growing belief and conviction that comprehensive disaster risk reduction measures should be taken up immediately by formulating necessary policies and should not be delayed at any cost. Thus, some of the key stakeholders in DRR in Nepal including DIPECHO partners, AIN, DPNet, NDAC et al has decided to join hands and have a unified plan and action to mark the 2009 ISDR Day by giving opportunity to the people from the grassroots, who are affected and impacted by disasters and who live under constant threat of disasters, to raise their concerns directly with the policy makers in the country. Thus, the ISDR Day 2009 will be different, enabling people to raise their voice and seek adequate policy measures to address their rights so as to reduce vulnerabilities. This will be done through a series of people led events to mark the day, contributing to the ongoing efforts to ensure rights of disaster affected communities through a sound and efficient DRR policy framework in Nepal. Objective The specific objective of the ISDR Day events is to seek and underline commitment to enactment of the DM policy by relevant policy makers in the country. This will include a) Obtaining a commitment to institutionalization of DR in Nepal through country and sector wide approaches and to ensure that major donors and government recognizes that DRR framework is people centered and people led. Projected Outcome of ISDR Day action • Joint declaration by government and major stakeholders, committing to the enactment on the DM act and NSDRM strategy. • Increased public awareness on DRR issues • Mobilized community, informed on their rights and seeking appropriate policy framework in Nepal on DRR Methodology ISDR day will be a joint initiative by various stakeholders, led by DIPECHO partners, AIN and DPNet. Key to the joint initiative will be active and total involvement of donors, UN and government of Nepal. Unlike usual events that mark ISDR day, the highlight of ISDR Day 2009 will be that it is a people led event and culminate 17
  • all other events into a single event of mass appeal and optimized value. Communities affected by and vulnerable to disasters will be mobilized to come to Kathmandu. This will be facilitated under the banner of NDAC, an association of people affected by disasters. Proposed Activities ISDR Day Symposium: On 13th of October 2009, a three hour symposium will be held in Kathmandu. The symposium will give opportunity to the representatives of affected communities to share their experiences. In addition, speakers will include parliamentarians, civil servants, DPNet, activists and government representatives. About 100 participants are expected to the symposium, including large number of community leaders and representatives. The symposium will lead to a declaration, rationalizing on the need for an immediate policy framework on DRR and seeking measures to ensure rights of disaster affected and disaster vulnerable people. The declaration will be signed by all the participants in the symposium, to be presented to the Prime Minister on the following day. Peoples Rally: On the morning of 14th October 2009, a rally will start from Ratnapark <<xxx>>>, move through Kathmandu and culminate in Singhadurbar<<xxx>>> or Singhadurbar to Ratnapark. There will be huge public gathering in the venue with over 1000 people attending the public event. The public event will show the documentary on voices from the field and will have direct testimonies from some of the disaster affected people. Ministers and political leaders will address the gathering, giving momentum to the need for a strong policy framework on DRR. This is more or less a mass event with the aim of attracting highest levels of attention of people, media and policy makers. ISDR Day Convention: This will be the highlight of the ISDR Day event, wherein people in large numbers from the districts will gather in Kathmandu and demand for immediate enactment of a strong DRR/DM policy in Nepal. While voices of people will be the most important thing, the convention should also have sound participation from political parties, CA members, government and civil society. The event will not be for more than 3 hours in total. The video documentary on testimonials will be shown. The convention should create a positive note amongst stakeholders, helping to mobilize and motivate policy makers to take appropriate action. Debate/Dialogue in mainstream TV on ISDR Day: On 13th October 2009, there will be a panel discussion in TV to debate and discuss on the state of DRR policy in Nepal, need for immediate enactment of policy and how DRR policy will provide key framework to securing rights of people. The panelists should include one senior political leader/CA member, one senior bureaucrat, one academic thinker/practioner, one NDAC representative and one DRR activist. A senior DRR professional will moderate the panel discussion. Management of the ISDR day events ISDR Day Working Group: The DIPECHO coordination meeting of 7th August 2009 has formed a working group to take necessary decisions that will lead to successful ISDR day. The working group members have been regularly meeting. They will also periodically report to AIN, DPNet and DIPECHO partners in Nepal. ISDR Day Event Team Leader: Prof. Jeebraj Pokharel, renowned and respected DRR thinker and activist has agreed to lead our joint efforts. Please see the ToR for the Team Leader for more details. Under the Team Leader, the following managers will be directly involved. Team Leader will report to the ISDR Day Working Group ISDR Day Event Manager: Eco-Nepal has been selected to manage the logistics and administration for the ISDR day celebrations. This will include local arrangements, venue, invitations, press and media involvement, transport, visibility and efficient organization. ISDR Day Media Advisor: Keshab Kumar Sharma of Practical Action will act as Media Advisor and will be supported by Co-Action Nepal and Eco-Nepal. Media advisor will develop appropriate media strategy, not only for wide coverage of the event but act as pressure group to ensure quick enactment of DM policy Costs and Responsibilities (To be finalized immediately) Cost Sector Est. Costs Commitments and source GAP Symposium 150,000 Rally 150,000 Convention 800,000 Media 250,000 Management 90,000 Honorarium 175,000 TOTAL 1,620,000 18
  • Key stakeholders and their expected contribution DIPECHO Partners: • Each of the 8 DIPECHO partners will facilitate brining 40-50 community leaders from the disaster affected/ vulnerable population to attend the ISDR Day. The DIPECHO partner will bear the cost of their travel, accommodation and per diem. The grassroots representatives are expected to arrive by the morning of 13th of October and leave in the afternoon of 14th of October. The DIPECHO partners are free to include VDC level, district level administrators, NGO activists etc. • DIPECHO partners will also provide maximum possible support to meet the costs for the events in Kathmandu Association of International Agencies • AIN will mobilize its members to contribute to the event through funds • AIN will mobilize its members to bring as much as grassroots workers to the convention on ISDR Day with their own costs DPNet • DPNet will ensure participation of government and administration to the symposium and the convention • DPNet will raise money to meet the gap of budget • DPNet will make a 15 min presentation on the symposium on the state of disasters policies in Nepal NDAC • Will mobilize grassroots workers • Organise and give shape to the rally and convention • Make appropriate presentations in the symposium, rally and convention • Ensure safety and security of grassroots workers • Support the event in all possible way. This is their event. DiMANN • Will mobilize grassroots agencies • Will participate and provide participatory leadership to rally, symposium and convention UN Agencies • Participation in the series of events • Provide ISDR related materials for distribution • Provide funds to meet costs (we should pursue this) Donors • Participation in the events • Provide funds (we should pursue this) Government • All relevant ministries under the nodal agency, ministry of Home Affairs should participate in all events and contribute in whatever way possible. This is a joint event and thus their event too. Operation of Budget and authorization of expenditure For the sake of efficient and simple operations of the budget and this program, the money will be pooled and transferred to Eco-Nepal for use as appropriate. Partners/Contributors can sign an MOU with Eco-Nepal for this purpose and transfer funds accordingly. Funds will be managed by ECO-Nepal with recommendation of the Team Leader. Eco-Nepal will submit a detailed statement of accounts to the working group and all partner contributors within 15th of November 2009. Strategy for UNISDR day 1. Background Nepal is a country exposed to a multitude of hazards. These hazards range from epidemics, floods, heat and cold waves, landslides, droughts to earthquakes. While being exposed to these of hazards, the vulnerability of the Nepalese people is further aggravated by poverty, physical isolation and limited service delivery by the government. The resulting high levels 19
  • of vulnerability are further heightened by international phenomena such as climate change, rising food prices and the economic crisis. Given these high levels of vulnerability, Nepal is in clear need of strong and efficient Disaster Management structures and procedures. The geography and resulting physical isolation of the communities makes it indispensable to focus on local realities and build a DM system that starts in the community and builds up through the different levels (community, VDC, district, national level) The Government of Nepal (GoN) expressed repeatedly its commitment to DRR, most recently at the occasion of the launch of the DIPECHO V round in Kathmandu on 19th of August 2009. In spite of such commitment and steps undertaken in the past, the current DM policy framework for Nepal is still incomplete. Clearly, there is a need to establish a robust framework that will integrate DRR into government and partners’ planning. After the launch of DIPECHO V in Kathmandu on August 19th, partners from both (I)NGO’s, UN, Nepal civil society and MoHa declared their commitment to join hands and organize jointly UNISDR day on October 14th, 2009. It is the intention of this paper to outline the strategy and action plan for the process that will lead up to this day. 2. Objectives Overall objective: Risk Free Nepal The lack of a legal framework for DM in Nepal leaves the people of Nepal exposed to hazards. This results in unnecessary loss of lives, property and livelihoods. For people vulnerable to disasters, it is their basic right to have adequate preparedness measures to reduce the impact of disasters on their lives. The overall objective off GoN and partners, should therefore be a risk free Nepal, but this process will take years to complete. Specific Objective: commitment to enactment of the DM policy A major step in the process leading up to this overall objective is the enactment of both the DM policy and NSDRM strategy. In line with their commitment, the process for adoption of the NSDRM strategy has been taken on by the MohA and will be completed within months. To complete the legal framework and thereby strengthen the rights of vulnerable people in Nepal, further efforts have to be made to ensure the enactment of the DM policy in Nepal. UNISDR day 2009 should be a trigger to restart the process that will lead up to this enactment. a) To obtain a commitment to INSTITUTIONALISATION of DRR in Nepal • Develop and implement a robust national policy framework that builds on the community level plans up to a nation wide plan, incorporating a national DM authority. • Support districts and VDCs to develop and update DM plans that build on community plans. This process should be yearly and part of both budget and workplan of the government at all levels. b) Commitment for COUNTRY and SECTOR WIDE approach on DRR in Nepal • Countrywide DRR strategy Over the last decade, significant efforts have been made to strengthen DRR approaches, mainly focusing on floods in the Terai. Recent developments have clearly demonstrated that DRR has to expand beyond the Terai area and be integrated nation wide, including hilly and mountain districts. • DRR across all sectors According to the National Strategy on Disaster Risk Management, Epidemics rank by far as the most lethal hazards in Nepal as the recent outbreak of AWD and Cholera clearly demonstrated. Typical DRR methods, such as capacity building and awareness raising should play a crucial role in the prevention of the outbreak of such diseases. c) Recognition by major donors and GON that DRR processes are people centred and led • Commitment to fund community DM plans throughout Nepal 3. Expected Outcomes a) Joint declaration by government and major stakeholders, committing to the enactment on the DM act and NSDRM strategy. b) Increased public awareness on DRR issues c) Mobilized community, informed on their rights and seeking appropriate policy framework in Nepal on DRR 4. Targeted Groups: a) GON 20
  • b) CA members c) Major institutional donors and stakeholders (UNISDR, OCHA, UNICEF, WORLDBANK, INGO’s, Red Cross) d) General public e) Disaster affected persons 5. Strategy Too often in Nepal and elsewhere, events are organised to celebrate various “international days” without clear objectives or commitments. It is the express intention of the core group on UNISDR day, to use this opportunity to try to go beyond this event based approach and use the day as a trigger to contribute to a strong DRR framework in Nepal. The concerned stakeholders shall frame UNISDR day in a process that leads up to the enactment of the DM policy for Nepal. As the DM act has to pass through the constituent assembly, the GoN and CA members should both be a target and an integral part of the event. Coordinator/secretariat The commitment of the AIN meeting on August 24th to have a joint organisation between (I)NGO’s, UN, Red Cross, MOHA and others presents both challenges and opportunities. The different organisational culture of the involved agencies will make it difficult to effectively coordinate, and to identify joint objectives. To ensure purposeful coordination, it is suggested that a central focal point will be identified. Preferably this will be a senior Nepali person with the following profile: • Respected, well known senior profile who can talk and interact confidently with all stakeholders at the highest level • Proven commitment to and knowledge of DRR in Nepal • Available and willing to take up the coordinating role • Functions to fulfil the ISDR day objective with a clear mandate (ToR will have to be developed) Tasks of this person would be to: • Manage the multi stakeholder process leading up to the event • Rally all stakeholders behind the agreed objectives • Ensure a strong dialogue with the MOHA/SWC so they can be a supportive part of the process • Ensure involvement of Nepali networks of disaster affected victims • Work out a media plan and coordinate between the partners to provide the media with strong testimonies and messages in the period leading up to UNISDR day To enable the coordinator to fully take on this job, he/she will have access to secretariat functions, a service which could be easily provided by one of the partners. Partners will ensure the coordinator has a working budget that will allow him to execute his responsibilities. Media manager This person will have to mobilize and manage media resources and design the media plan in close collaboration with the coordinator. He/She will be a Nepali person with extensive media contacts and knowledge of DRR. He/she can probably be found within the participating agencies. Event coordinator On UNISDR day itself, an organisation will have to assume the responsibility of managing the event. This should be a Nepali organisation, familiar with the cause of DRR in Nepal and capable of managing a high profile event. This organisation will be the front of the event, but will be supported by partners both financially and logistically. Media plan The media has proven to be a strong ally for the cause of DRR in Nepal. To ensure maximum involvement and be given opportunities to report on DRR prior to UNISDR day. A media plan will have to be elaborated with clear milestone events. Cost plan The cost of the event, including the steps leading up to it will be shared jointly by all partners. 5. Activities The core group should identify which of the activities that have been mentioned will be selected and who will ensure their 21
  • implementation. The activities should be selected in function of their effectiveness to deliver messages from disaster affected victims from the entire country (victims from floods, epidemics, fires, landslides, drought and food insecurity) through the media and the event to the government and CA members. a) ISDR public media event organized by MoHa, DPNet and NDAC with support of DIPECHO partners, This event will be featuring testimonies of: • Victims from East & West floods • Victims from AWD outbreak • Representatives of NDAC • Local government officials involved in DRR and response b) ISDR Day Parade and Press Meet: • XXX participants including around XXX from disaster affected communities outside kathmandu. c) Public notification about the program and importance of the ISDR Day: Count-down of the day in all media, TV Interaction Program, debates, etc. d) Ensuring the voice of voiceless (Disaster sufferer) in the new constitution of Nepal: An interaction program with constitutional members and disaster sufferer to interact on the issues so that the issues are to be incorporated in the new constitution. e) Addressing the endorsement of the newly drafted Disaster Management Act and Strategy in action: A delegation to Chairperson of the Constitution Assembly, Prime-Minister and other major Political Parties to awake them to endorse the drafted documents of Act and Strategy in action. f) Sharing lesson learned about a sudden burst of disasters 'Epidemic-2009' in the country g) Talk program on existing situation of Hospitals and their future strategies to ensure the hospitals are safer: Doctors and Disaster Managers and concerned stakeholders h) National Symposium on DRR/?? Terms of Reference for Team Leader Background and Overview Please read the attached strategy paper and background note for details on this joint initiative, objective of ISDR day event and expected outcome. These documents will act as the guiding notes for the Team Leader to deliver results. Key responsibilities of the TL Overall: • To achieve the set objective of ISDR Day Joint celebration and ensure that projected outcomes are realized. It should be noted here that the objective is not just to organize a series of celebration events, but to ensure that the ISDR day triggers a mass movement towards realization of the rights of disaster affected people. The ISDR Day should pave way for debates and conscious efforts amongst policy makers and stakeholders to formulate a strong DRR policy in Nepal Specific responsibilities • To coordinate with different stakeholders, particularly government, UN and donors and ensure their active participation in the event • To mobilize political and government leadership, and ensure that highest political leadership and leaders from the government (Prime Minister, Home Minister etc.) are joining the people led event • To ensure that the event is not hijacked by political interests other than highlighting the voices of the disaster affected/vulnerable people • To ensure that voices of people are heard at every level, leading the event as a people led event than an agency led event • To raise money to meet the costs required to achieve the objectives • To coordinate and lead the various events, particularly the symposium on 13th October and convention on 14th October to achieve the desired objectives 22
  • • To lead drafting the declaration and get it unanimously accepted and signed by participants to the symposium • To direct, lead and focus the entire discussions and events to achieving the set goal of having a strong policy framework on DRR • To give direction to the team members, both strategic and operational • To be responsible for overall safety and security of participants • To inform security agencies like CDO, home ministry, police, army etc. on the event and receive their blanket approval and security coverage available to any normal citizen of Nepal • To receive permission for using public space, private space and other utilities for the event • To ensure that all actions, events run on clockwork precision, highly professional and systematic • To control costs and ensure that each and every action is done with high cost control measures, ensuring highest return with minimal investment • To mobilize full potential of media and use media as a strong advocate for policy initiative and securing rights of people • To ensure that there is no hardship faced by common citizens due to the large public events and organize rally and convention in such a way that traffic and normal life of people in Kathmandu is not affected • To plan the agenda, schedule and speakers for the symposium and convention in consultation with working group Duration The services of the TL will be required for the period starting from acceptance of the ToR/contract throughout the action period, till 25th of October 2009. Reporting • To report on a weekly basis to the working group on the progress and actions • To liaise with other key stakeholders and update them on the progress made • To represent the joint initiative at various bodies and networks • To be responsible for the media advisor, event manager and other support personnel • To submit a detailed report on the event, achievements, outcome, future course of action and also drawbacks to the working committee, by 25th of October 2009 Don’ts • To interact with media on behalf of any of the stakeholder and air concerns/opinions on the role/action/strategy of any of the stakeholder, particularly INGOs, NGOs, government, UN, donors etc. • To be critical of any of the stakeholders • To be partial to any of the stakeholders • To act as a representative of any particular agency • To take up actions or deeds that are against the spirit of the joint initiative on ISDR day Do’s • To be neutral, professional and highly dignified in approach, ensuring that respect to all stakeholders is maintained at every level • To be highly diplomatic, strategic as well as tactical in approach • To have clear guidelines for team members and ensure their highest levels of efficiencies Person profile • Highly respected professional on DRR in Nepal • Strategic thinker, diplomat, motivator and go-getter • Highly organized and systematic • At ease with various stakeholders, from highest office of the government to donors, UN and other agencies • A highly committed person, who believes in the right of disaster affected and vulnerable people • Versatile with government structure, mechanisms, functioning and policies 23
  • Terms of Reference for Event Manager Background and Overview Please read the attached strategy paper and background note for details on this joint initiative, objective of ISDR day event and expected outcome. These documents will act as the guiding notes for the Team Leader to deliver results. Key responsibilities of the EM Overall: • To contribute to the achievement of the set objective of ISDR Day Joint celebration and realization of outcomes by providing highly efficient, professional and systematic organizational, administrative and logistics support. It should be noted here that the objective is not just to organize a series of celebration events, but to ensure that the ISDR day triggers a mass movement towards realization of the rights of disaster affected people. The ISDR Day should pave way for debates and conscious efforts amongst policy makers and stakeholders to formulate a strong DRR policy in Nepal Specific responsibilities • To plan the event and set of actions to achieve successful completion of symposium on 13th Oct, rally and convention on 14th October • To organize the events of joint ISDR day celebration in a highly professional manner, ensuring highest levels of efficiency at lowest possible costs • To book venues and seek clearances for organizing the event from administration and authorities • To ensure safety and security of all participants at all times • To map potential low cost accommodations in Kathmandu valley and suggest possible venues for boarding for all outstation participants • To plan, design and develop appropriate slogans, visibility materials, propaganda and campaign materials so as to have a coordinated, concerted campaigning for rights of people on DRR • To ensure that all public events are organized without causing any hardship or hassle to common public and commuters in terms of traffic or other disturbances • To plan and organize exhibition of visibility materials for various stakeholders in and around convention venue • To keep all stakeholders updated on a regular basis on the logistics arrangement • To organize the symposium, convention and rally and ensuring provision of basic needs and amenities to all participants during the events • To support media advisor as and when required under the overall guidance of the team leader • To be responsible for the team who will support organizing the event • To seek volunteers who can help during the day • To develop appropriate banners and hoardings for the event Reporting • To report on a regular basis to the TL on the progress and actions • To liaise with other key stakeholders and update them on the logistics and organization matters • To be responsible for support personnel • To work with the Media Advisor as per direction of TL to ensure a unified approach to ensure quality and efficiency of program Don’ts • To interact with media on behalf of any of the stakeholder and air concerns/opinions on the role/action/strategy of any of the stakeholder, particularly INGOs, NGOs, government, UN, donors etc. • To be critical of any of the stakeholders • To be partial to any of the stakeholders • To act as a representative of any particular agency • To take up actions or deeds that are against the spirit of the joint initiative on ISDR day 24
  • Do’s • To be neutral, professional and highly dignified in approach, ensuring that respect to all stakeholders is maintained at every level • To be highly diplomatic, strategic as well as tactical in approach • To have clear guidelines for team members and ensure their highest levels of efficiencies Duration The services of the TL will be required for the period starting from acceptance of the ToR/contract throughout the action period, till 15th of November 2009. Person/organizational profile • Previous experience and expertise in organizing large public events • Organized, systematic and professional in approach and conduct • Micro manager, with eye for details for ensuring highest quality • Diligent and hard negotiator to get best value for money Terms of Reference for Media Advisor Background and Overview Please read the attached strategy paper and background note for details on this joint initiative, objective of ISDR day event and expected outcome. These documents will act as the guiding notes for the Media Advisor to deliver results. Key responsibilities of the MA Overall: • To contribute to the achievement of the set objective of ISDR Day Joint celebration and realization of outcomes by providing highly efficient, professional and systematic media support by mobilizing and motivating media to address key issues related to DRR and focus on need for DRR policy enactment. It should be noted here that the objective is not just to organize a series of celebration events, but to ensure that the ISDR day triggers a mass movement towards realization of the rights of disaster affected people. The ISDR Day should pave way for debates and conscious efforts amongst policy makers and stakeholders to formulate a strong DRR policy in Nepal Specific responsibilities • To develop media strategy for the ISDR day joint initiative, optimizing use of media prior to and during the event to achieve the set objective • To liaise, interact with and invite media friends for the ISDR day events • To ensure that there is highest media coverage, in all forms of media, to the issues highlighted through ISDR day joint initiatives • To draft appropriate press releases to mark the event • To circulate press releases/press kit to relevant media personnel • To use media leverage to seek participation of senior political and government representatives • To ensure that media personnel are appropriately updated about the event at all times • To organize a press conference in the sidelines of ISDR day convention • To decide on who will give press conference, brief the participants and control the proceedings in consultation with TL Reporting • To report on a regular basis to the TL on the progress and actions • To report the final media outcomes of the event to TL by 20th Oct, 2009 25
  • Don’ts • To interact with media on behalf of any of the stakeholder and air concerns/opinions on the role/action/strategy of any of the stakeholder, particularly INGOs, NGOs, government, UN, donors etc. • To be critical of any of the stakeholders • To be partial to any of the stakeholders • To act as a representative of any particular agency • To take up actions or deeds that are against the spirit of the joint initiative on ISDR day Do’s • To be neutral, professional and highly dignified in approach, ensuring that respect to all stakeholders is maintained at every level • To be highly diplomatic, strategic as well as tactical in approach • To have clear guidelines for team members and ensure their highest levels of efficiencies Duration The services of the TL will be required for the period starting from acceptance of the ToR/contract throughout the action period, till 25th of October 2009. Person/organizational profile • Experienced, professional media advisor • Contacts with media and government at various levels • Demonstrated media management skills • Team player and go getter 26
  • Annex-2: People’s decleration k|sf]k hf]lvd Go"gLs/0f lbj; @)^^ sf] ;Gbe{df ;+o'Qm ¿kdf cfof]lht k|sf]k hf]lvd Go"gLs/0fdf hgcleofg, g]kfnsf] 3f]if0ffkq k|:tfjgf dxfdf/L, af9L, pi0f tyf lztnx/, klx/f], ;'Vvfb]lv lnP/ e"sDkh:tf k|sf]kn] g]kfn af/Daf/ kLl8t x'g] u5{ . b]zdf ljBdfg /x]sf] ;fj{hlgs ;]jfsf] ;Lldttf, ef}uf]lns b"/L tyf ul/aLn] dflg;sf] ;ªs6f;GgtfnfO{ cem a9fPsf] 5 . o;/L pTkGg x'g] pRr ;ªs6f;GgtfnfO{ hnjfo' kl/jt{g, vfB ;fdfu|Lsf] d"Nodf j[l4 tyf cfly{s ;+s6 h:tf cGt/fli6«o 36gfn] emg a9fpg] u/]sf] 5 . o;sf] cltl/Qm b]zdf dfgjLo ;'/IFff ;b}j hf]lvdk"0f{ l:yltdf 5 . Dffgj ljsf; ;"rsf+sdf !$$ cf} /x]sf] g]kfnsf] ljsf;nfO{ tf/dtf/ 36g] ljkbn] d/0ff;Gg cj:yfdf k'/ofPsf] 5 / o;/L of] b]z ;+;f/s} cToGt ;ªs6f;Gg /fi6|sf] ¿kdf /x]sf] 5 . ;g !(** sf] e"sDkdf ljsf; vr{sf] ^% k|ltzt /fxt tyf p4f/df vr{ eof] eg] o; sfo{df !(*( tyf !((# sf] af9Ldf ## tyf @^ k|ltzt vr{ ePsf] kfOPsf] 5 . ;g @))* df uPsf] xfn}sf] af9Ln] xhf/f}nfO{ 3/ljxLg agfPsf] 5 eg] ev{/sf] klZrd g]kfnsf[] dxfdf/Ldf @)) hgfsf] lgwg ePsf] 5 . o;/L u'dfOPsf ;a} } dflg;nfO{ b]zdf k|efjsf/L ljkb Joj:Yfkg ;+oGq lj+Bdfg /x]sf] eP arfpg ;lsGYof] . g]kfndf ljkb hf]lvd Joj:yfkg k|0ffnLnfO{ ;jn' agfpg' kg{] cfj:ostfnfO{ o;n] k|i6 kf/sf] 5 . csf{] lt/ ;d'bfodf cfwfl/t k|of;x¿ lg/Gt/ ¿kdf a9L /x]sf 5g . yf]/} vr{df ljkb hf]lvd Go"gLs/0f ug{ ;lsg] tYonfO{ l8k]sf], l8cf/cf/P; tyf l;ljl8cf/Pd h:tf sfo{qmdn] af/Daf/ k|bz{g u/]sf 5g . e/v/} uPsf] af9Ln] ljkb hf]lvd Go"gLs/0f sfo{ ul/Psf] :yfgdf ljkbsf] k|efj clt g} sd ePsf] b]vfPsf] 5 . t} klg clxn]sf k|of;x¿ g]kfnsf ax';Vos ;ªs6f;Gg dflg;nfO{ ;+jf]wg ug{ ck'u 5g . + /fxt s]lGb|t tl/sfaf6 k"0f{tM hf]lvd Go"gLs/0f tl/sftkm{ pGd'v x'g ljBdfg ljkb Joj:Yffkgsf] gLltut ;+/rgfnfO{ k'g/fjnf]sg ul/g' kb{5 . cfktsfnLg ;dodf hgtfnfO{ ;xof]u ug{] ;jn sfg'gL k|fjwfg x'gsf cltl/Qm ;a} txdf /fd|/L ljkb hf]lvd Joj:yfkg ul/g klg plQs} hf]8 lbOg' kb{5 . k'gn{vg ul/ ' ] Psf] ljkb Joj:Yffkg P]g ;/sf/df x:tfGt/0f u/L;lsPsf] 5 . Pp6f ;jn gLltut 9f+rf gx'pGh]n ;Dd ;ªs6f;Gg tyf ljkbaf6 k|efljt dflg; cfwf/e"t ;xof]uaf6 al~rt /xG5g tyf dof{bfk"0f{ hLjg lgjf{x ug{ ;Qm}gg . ljkb k|efljt ;d'bfosf] ;~hfn ljkbaf6 k|efljt tyf qmlds ¿kn] a9b} u/]sf] hf]lvd k|lt ;ªs6f;Gg dflg;sf] Ps /fli6«o rf}tf/L xf] . ljkb hf]lvd Go"gLs/0f lbj;sf] pknIfdf ;~hfnn] hgtfn] g]tTj u/]sf] hf]lvd Go"gLs/0fsf] nflu hg cleofggfds lqmofsnfksf] ;~rfng u/]sf] 5 . o;n] [ ;dfj]zL k|sl[ tsf] ;d'i6 hf]lvd Go"gLs/0fnfO{ phfu/ ub{} ljkb ;s6f;Gg hgtf tyf df]6f df]6L ¿kdf dfgjLo ;'/IffnfO{ ;'lgZro ug{] ljkb hf]lvd Go"gLs/0fsf] nflu ;b9 gLltut 9f+rfsf] cfj:ostfnfO{ + '[ jsfnt u/]sf] 5 . 27
  • oxL hg cleofgsf] Ps efusf] ¿kdf !# cS6'a/, @))(sf] lbg o; ;~hfnn] sf7df8f}df Ps /fli6«o hg kl/;Djfb sfo{qmsf] cfof]hgf u/]sf] lyof] . ;/sf/L, /fli6«o tyf cGt/fli6«o u}x| ;/sf/L ;+:Yff, bftf, ;+oQm /fi6| ;+3, /]8 qm;, l8 lk g]6, l8dfg, gful/s ;dfh / cGTotM ljkb| k|efljt hgtfsf b'O{ ;o ' eGbf a9L k|ltlglw e]nf eO{ g]kfnsf] ljkb hf]lvd Go"gLs/0f ;Dj4 gLltut 9f+rfnfO{ ;+jf]wg ug{] qmddf ljrf/ tyf ljdz{ ul/Psf] lyof] . of] ljrf/ tyf ljdz{sf] glthf:j¿k k|fKt ePsf] lgDg cg';f/sf] o; ljkb hf]lvd Go"gLs/0f, g]kfnsf] hg 3f]if0ffnfO{ ljkb hf]lvd Go"gLs/0f gLltut 9f+rf ;DaGwL hg kl/;Djfbn] Ps dtn] kfl/t u¥of] . hg 3f]if0ff k|sf]kaf6 kLl8t, al9/x]sf dxfdf/Laf6 ;ªs6f;Gg tyf nuftf/ ljkbsf] rk]6fdf k/]sf xfdL g]kfnL hgtf ;+oQm ¿kdf lgDg cg';f/sf] k|ltj4tf JoQm ub{5f} . ' . ljkb hf]lvd Go"gLs/0f hgtfsf] g};lu{s clwsf/ xf] . lgdf{0fflwg ;+ljwfgdf k|sf]k lkl8t hgtfsf] nflu rflxg] Go"gtd ;'ljwf clwsf/sf ¿kdf Joj:yf ul/g' kb{5 . o;n] ljkbk|lt ;ªs6f;Gg tyf k|efljt dflg;nfO{ ;'/Iffsf] ;'lgZro ub{5 . ckf+u ;lxtsf ljleGg k|sf/n] ;ªs6f;Gg dflg;x¿sf] cfjZostfnfO{ ;dfj]z ul/ ;d'i6 tyf ;dfj]zL ljkb hf]lvd Go"lgs/0fsf] gLlt hg ;dIf Nofpg xfdL g]kfn ;/sf/nfO{ cfxjfg ub{5f} . hgtfsf clwsf/ pko'St sfg'gL / gLltut Joj:yf4f/f ;'/lIft ug{ ;lsG5 . xfdL k|sf]k Joj:yfkg P]g @)^# - km/j/L @))&df ;/sf/af6 ;+zf]wg eO k]z ePsf] _sf] ;+ljwfg ;ef4f/f tTsfn kfl/t ePsf] rfxG5f} . xfdL ljZjf;' ub{5f} ls k|efjsf/L zf;g / ;d[4 /fi6| hgtfnfO{ lg0f{o k|lqmofdf ;dfj]z gu/L k|fKt ug{ ;ls+bg . ;d'bfon] s'g} klg k|sf]ksf] c;/ ;jeGbf klxn] ef]U5 / k|ltlqmof lbG5 . xfdL cfXjfg ub{5f} } ls ;/sf/n] lgltut sfo{;/rgfsf] lgdf{0f u/f]; / k|sf]k lkl8t hgtfsf] ;/sf/L lg0f{o k|lqmofdf ljleGg + pko'St txdf ;xeflutfsf] ;'lglZrt u/f]; . xfdL cGt/fli6«o u};;, gful/s ;dfh, :yfgLo u};;, bftf, / ;/sf/n] k|sf]k hf]lvd Go"lgs/0fdf ePsf k|ofzsf] ;/fxgf ub{5f|} . xfdL ljZjf; ub{5f} ls ;d'bfo txdf xfdf| pknJwLx¿ Xfl;n ug{ / xfd|f k|of;x¿nfO{ clej[l4 ug{ xfd|f nflu k|;:t cj;/x¿ 5g . xfd|f k|sf]k pTyfglzntf a9fpg xfdL ;+u sfd ub}} cfPsf k|dv ;/]fsf/jfnfx¿af6 lg/Gt/ ;xof]usf] ck]Iff ub{5f} . ' xfdL ljZjf; ub{5f} ls hf]lvd Go"lgs/0fsf] ;+:sf/nfO{ tNnf] txsf dflg; b]lv ;/sf/L pRr sfo{fno ;Dd k|fT;flxt ul/g' kb{5 . xfdL hf]lvd Go"lgs/0fnfO{ d"n wf/df Nofpg ;/sfn] cfkmgf k|0ffnLx¿sf] ] ;a} txdf Ifdtf ljsf; u/f]; / k|sf]ksf] ;fdgf ug]{ ;d'bfosf] Ifdtf lgdf{0fsf nflu nufgL ug{ ;/sf/ 28
  • ;+u cfXjfg ub{5f} . k|sf]k hf]lvd Go"lgs/0f ljsf; k|lqmof d"nk|jfxLs/0f ug{ tyf k|sf]k k|efljt dflg;x¿sf] clwsf/nfO{ ;Daf]wg ug{ k|fyldstfsf ;fy nufgL ul/g' kb{5 eGg] xfdL ljZjf; ub{5f} . ;/sf/, bftf / cGt/fli6«o ;d'bfo;+u hgtfsf] cfjfh ;'Gg / Go"g hf]lvd /fi6| agfpg] xfd|f] rfxgfnfO{ ;Dk"0f{ ¿kn] ;xof]u ug{ xfdL cfXjfg ub{5f} . xfdL ;xsfo{sf] dxTjnfO{ a'emb5f} . g]kfndf k|sf]k hf]lvd Go"lgs/0f k|lqmofk|lt xfd|f] cGt/lglxt k|ltj4tf /x]sf] caut u/fp+b5f} tyf ;/sf/, bftf, cGt/lfi6|o ;d'bfo / c? /fli6«o ;/f]sf/jfnfx¿n] Go"g hf]lvd g]kfn agfpg u/]sf k|of;x¿nfO{ ;xof]u ug]{ xfd|f] k|ltj4tf hfx]/ ub{5f} . xfdL ljZjf; ub{5f} ls gofF g]kfnsf] ;kgf k|sf]k4f/f cGt/ lglxt hf]lvd ;Daf]wg gx'bf ;Dd ;fsf/ F x'bg . k|sf]k hf]lvd Go"lgs/0f Pp6f ljsNk geO /fi6|sf] nflu ljsf; k|lqmofsf] cTofjZos kIf xf] eGg] F} xfd|f] c6n ljZjf; 5. xfdL hf]lvd d'St g]kfn agfpg] xfd|f] nIo k"/f ug{ ;/sf/ ;+u ldn]/ sfo{ ug]{ k|ltj4tf k"g Ps k6s bf]xf]¥ofpg rfxG5f} 29
  • Annex-3: media coverage Annex: People’s Caravan on RRR in Nepal (ISDR Day 2009) Detail of media Coverage of the event Tlelvision S. Date Time Transmission Participants/Rem Media Programme No. Time arks 13th Oct’09 6:30 pm Mr. S. S. Jnavaly 1 ABC TV Climate Change 30 Minutes 14th Oct’09 6:00 pm RC Neupane 2 ABC TV Janata Jindabad 30 minutes Prof. Dr. J. R. Pokharel 14th Oct’09 8:30 am Lives broadcast in 3 ABC TV BIG News 20 minutes Rally 4 ABC TV 14th Oct’09 Hole days ABC News Total 20 minutes Sagarmatha 5 STV Chat 30 Minutes TV Sagarmatha k6s k6s u/]/ ^= TV emG8} @% ldg]6 7 AVNews k6s k6s u/]/ TV ;dfrf/ emG8} #% ldg]6 Kantipur Kantipur 8 5 minutes TV AAja 15 minutes in 3 9 Nepal 1 News times 3 times 84 10 NTV Chetana minutes /]l8of] se/]h qm=d se/]h se/]h se/]h ;do dfWod sfo{qmd != ;fd'bflos ;femf # ldg]sf] l/kf]6{ of] ;dfrf/ b]ze/sf ($ j6f ;'rgf va/ /]l8of] :6]zgx? af6 k|zf/0f g]6js{ ePsf] lyof] . @= ;fd'bflos ;femf @ ldg]6 ;dfrf/ of] ;dfrf/ b]ze/sf ($ j6f ;'rgf va/ /]l8of] :6]zgx? af6 k|zf/0f g]6js{ ePsf] lyof] . #= sDo"lgs]zg sfofs}/g # ldg]sf] l/kf]6{ of] ;dfrf/ b]ze/sf ^% j6f sg{/ /]l8of] :6]zgx? af6 k|zf/0f ePsf] lyof] . sDo"lgs]zg sfofs}/g @ ldg]sf] ;dfrf/ of] ;dfrf/ b]ze/sf ^% j6f sg{/ /]l8of] :6]zgx? af6 k|zf/0f 30
  • ePsf] lyof] . g]kfn ;dfrf/ # ldg]sf] l/kf]6{ of] ;dfrf/ b]ze/sf %^ j6f Pkm=Pd= of] l/kf]6{ $ k6s /]l8of] :6]zgx? af6 k|zf/0f g]6js{ k|zf/0f ePsf] lyof] . ePsf] lyof] . g]kfn ;dfrf/ @ ldg]sf] ;dfrf/{ of] ;dfrf/ b]ze/sf %^ j6f Pkm=Pd= of] ;dfrf/ # k6s /]l8of] :6]zgx? af6 k|zf/0f g]6js k|zf/0f ePsf] lyof] . ePsf] lyof] . /]l8of] ld{ld{/] h:sf] !^ ldg]6 larf/ p:sf] af]nL /]l8of] ld{ld{/] ;dfrf/ k6s k6s u/]/ emG8} !) ldg]6 :6f/ Pkm ;dfrf/ k6s k6s u/]/ emG8} Pd * ldg]6 uf]vf{ ;dfrf/ k6s k6s u/]/ emG8} Pkm=Pd !) ldg]6 uf]vf{ qm; r]s #) ldg]6 Pkm=Pd 31
  • klqsf se/]h qm=d se/]h dfWod se/]h k]h se/]h 8]8nfOg sflGtk'/ b}lgs rf}yf} sn/ @!×@! k|sf]khGo 36gf Go"g k]h ;]lG6ld6/ ug{ ;/sf/ pbf;Lg /fhwfgL b}lgs cGtLd sn/ @!×#% k|sf]kn] lgDtg ;Sg] k]h ;]lG6ld6/ IftL uf/]vfkq b}lgs ljrf/ k]h @)×@% /fhgLlt / k|fs[lts ;]lG6ld6/ k|sf]kdf g]kfnL uf/]vfkq b}lgs dWo k]h – !&×!& af9L klx/f] hfg]df kmf]6f] ;lxt_ ;]lG6ld6/ g]kfn tL;f}F :yfgdf uf/]vfkq b}lgs t];|f] k]h !@×@) k|fs[lts k|sf]kaf6 ;]lG6ld6/ k|Tos lbg b'O{ g]kfnLsf] d[To' g]kfn ;dfrf/ t];|f] k]h !$×* dfgjLo sf/0fn] hf]lvd kq ;]lG6ld6/ a9Øf] M /fi6«klt The Rising bf];|f] k]h !#×^ ;]lG6ld6/ policy on disaster Nepal risk reduction soon: DPM The Rising t];|f] k]h !(×!%;]lG6ld6/ Photo and Nepal Caption lxdfnog 6fO{D; rf}yf} k]h !^×!( Photo and ;]lG6ld6/ Caption kof{j/0f dfl;s :k]zn cÍ :k]zn k|sf]k hf]lvd Go"lgs/0fdf hgtf hfu]kl5 . 32
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