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  1. 1. European Commission – DG ECHO Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection DIPECHO South Asia SPEAKING POINTS - NEPAL DIPECHO Partners’ Meeting, Nepal, 2010
  2. 2. ANALYSIS OF CONTEXT AND PROBLEM STATEMENT The DP / DRR environment is evolving fast in Nepal, particularly the legal framework. Besides, numerous core issues have NOT evolved. →What are the major evolutions and what priority issues did not evolve?
  3. 3. PRIORITIES: SECTORS & REGIONS 5th Action Plan priorities: Hazards: Earthquakes, floods, landslides & avalanches and droughts. Geographical priorities: • Districts affected by more than one hazards. • Neglected areas/insufficient support. • Coordination / Complementarities with ongoing government / NGO activities & strengthening decision making capacities. • Limited follow up of previous operations / DIPECHO projects.
  4. 4. PRIORITIES: SECTORS & REGIONS Hazards geographical prevalence: • Earthquakes: Kathmandu valley • Floods: Mid & far Western, Central & Eastern Terai regions • Landslides and Avalanche: West & Far-western hills and Central & Eastern hills • Drought: Mid & Far-western hills and Terai districts bordering India →WHAT HAS CHANGED SINCE 2008’ IDENTIFIED PRIORITIES?
  5. 5. Main issues in sector priorities Local disaster management: Early Warning Systems. →What has evolved and how could it be scaled up? Capacity building. →How to ensure adequate expertise in-country? →Should we “rethink” capacity building approaches?
  6. 6. Main issues in sector priorities Institutional linkage & advocacy: Whether “pilot” or more advanced, advocacy initiatives are real but limited in scope and impact. To effectively support the development of national preparedness and response capacities, new ways of advocacy and new partnerships must be found. →How to ensure a significant impact through advocacy?
  7. 7. Main issues in sector priorities Institutional strengthening: The national strategy does not translate into mobilization of adequate human & material resources. The coordination mechanisms remain insufficiently effective in times of disasters. The ECHO mandate leaves little room for interaction with government bodies. →How could DIPECHO strengthen institutional capacities?
  8. 8. Main issues in sector priorities National initiatives: Large scale, nation-wide and long term multi-sector initiatives are emerging (e.g. Flagships…). There is an insufficient coordination at all levels, from donors to implementing agencies, that do not allow individual projects being fully part of a comprehensive approach. →How could DIPECHO work alongside such initiatives?
  9. 9. Main issues in sector priorities Education: Many DIPECHO projects have a school component on safety and preparedness. Other projects interact with schools to build shelters. No education policy systematically tackles DP in schools. →How can DIPECHO influence the education sector policy?
  10. 10. Main issues in sector priorities Infrastructures & mitigation: Many DIPECHO projects have a mitigation works component, whether structural or non-structural. Pilots and researches have been done and documented. Replication remains limited, particularly from local authorities. →How to make mitigation a district development priority?
  11. 11. Main issues in sector priorities Cross-cutting issues: Cross-cutting issues remain to often just “cross- cutting”: gender, disabilities, vulnerable groups, global campaigns... They are not systematically tackled at all stages of the projects. Related achievements do not consist in “ticking boxes”. →How can cross-cutting issues become “core” issues?
  12. 12. Replication of success stories Many success stories have developed models that are adequate, effective and affordable and that would deserve to be replicated. The replication of these models remains extremely limited and, sometimes, inexistent. Replication is particularly linked to awareness, advocacy and coordination. →Does replication need a strategy? Then, which one?
  13. 13. Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development Where does DIPECHO stands in the LRRD concept? Many different projects could bring different answers. There is not a standard DIPECHO project but all could, to some extent, be linked to other initiatives. It is the responsibility of all stakeholders to make these links effective and beneficial. →Is there room for DIPECHO to “feed” a LRRD approach?
  14. 14. All questions to be answered jointly in view of a better and deeper impact on forthcoming DIPECHO projects!