Disaster Preparedness Network




Report of the Annual General Meeting
      6 March 2005, Kathmandu
TABLE OF CONTENTS


1. List of abbreviations                                     - 02
2. Introduction                     ...
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS


CBDP     - Community Based Disaster Preparedness
CBOs.    - Community Based Organizations
DP-Net  ...
1. Introduction

Nepal is a disaster prone country in the world which is exposed to several types of
disaster. A wide vari...
Programme Schedule
                        for DP-Net General Meeting
     Time                         Programme         ...
After the presentation, some of participants expressed their views on these
   terminologies. Mr. Tirtha Raj Onta, express...
B) Agenda 2: Annual work plan presentation:

   Likewise, Mr. Acharya presented annual work plan for the year 2005. The Wo...
F) Agenda 6: Development of CBDP manual:

   An active discussion was held in the meeting in order to develop a standard C...
Annexes:
                                                                                                     Annex:"1"
Th...
Annex:"2"




                           Progress report
                                  For the year 2004
   1. Backgro...
3. Goal of DP-Net:
Goal of DP-Net is to promote and advocate the development institutions and individual
practitioners abo...
viii)    Support in sustainable disaster management and engage in linking disaster with the
         development initiativ...
Stamp pad preparation:
Following the decision made in EC meeting, a design of DP-Net logo is developed in
order to prepare...
7. Financial situation:
       A separate bank account of the network has just opened. So no major financial transaction h...
The list of members of Executive Committee.

S.N.                   Name                      Position          Organizati...
The Nagarkot Declaration.




                            15
Target Vs Achievement of DP-Net activities
                                               For the year 2004
S.N           ...
Annex:"3"
                                                            Annual Work Plan
                                   ...
Annex:"4"


               NEPAL RED CROSS SOCIETY
                              DP-Net Secretariat
                      ...
Agenda 4: Annual Report presentation:

   Mr. Prajwal Acharya from NRCS presented annual progress report (2004) of the DP-...
Agenda 7: Institutionalize DP-Net and Sectoral Groups:
Mr. Man Bahadur Thapa from UNDP presented a short presentation focu...
Annex:"5"

     Details of expenditure made in the meeting.

S.N.               Particular                 Amount         ...
An Introduction to the                                                   What is Sphere?
               Sphere Project
   ...
Accountability
                                                                      Assumptions
                         ...
Introduction What is Sphere?


 The Code
 of Conduct
                     The Humanitarian
                     Charter
  ...
The Humanitarian Charter…a statement of values
                                                                        Rec...
What is a Minimum Standard?                                        What are key indicators?
                              ...
Opportunities                                                  Piloting Sphere :Lessons to date
•Performance management an...
Summing it up:
                                                                                                           ...
Basic Terms of Disaster
          Risk Reduction                                                           Source

       ...
continue…..                                                 continue ….

 Management Disaster: The body of policy and     ...
Sustainable Disaster                                               Contents
        Management through                    ...
DP-Net                                              Current Status
                                                       ...
CBDP TRAINING MANUAL
              Presentation on                           This training manual consists of four parts.
...
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  1. 1. Disaster Preparedness Network Report of the Annual General Meeting 6 March 2005, Kathmandu
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. List of abbreviations - 02 2. Introduction - 03 3. The Participants - 03 4. Objectives of the meeting - 03 5. Program Schedule - 04 6. The Discussion Sessions - 04 7. Presentation 1: Presentation on common DM Terminologies - 04 8. Presentation 2: Presentation on Kobe Conference - 05 9. Presentation 3: Presentation on SPHERE - 05 10. The Plenary Sessions - 05 11. Agenda 1: Annual Report Presentation - 05 12. Agenda 2: Annual Work Plan Presentation - 06 13. Agenda 3: Re-arrangement of EC members - 06 14. Agenda 4: Membership Drive - 06 15. Agenda 5: Institutionalize DP-Net and SWGs - 06 16. Agenda 6: Development of CBDP Manual - 07 17. Agenda 7: Any Other Business - 07 18. Closing and Sum Up - 07 19. The Budget and Expenditure - 07 20. Annexes - From 08 -1-
  3. 3. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS CBDP - Community Based Disaster Preparedness CBOs. - Community Based Organizations DP-Net - Disaster Preparedness Network DM - Disaster Management EC - Executive Committee HMG - His Majesty's Government NRCS - Nepal Red Cross Society NSET - National Society for Earthquake Technology SG - Secretary General SWG - Sectoral Working Group UNDP - United Nation Development Program -2-
  4. 4. 1. Introduction Nepal is a disaster prone country in the world which is exposed to several types of disaster. A wide variety of physiographic, geological, ecological and meteorological factors contribute to the high level of hazards in the country. In addition, low level of awareness and demographic factors such as rapid population growth, unplanned settlement and improper land use contribute to increase the vulnerability of the communities. Flood, landslide, earthquake, fire, epidemic, drought and hailstorm are major types of hazards in Nepal out of them flood, landslide and fire are common that occur almost every year with heavy loss of lives and properties. Ministry of Home Affairs/HMG along with many national/international organizations, CBOs and civil societies have been actively working in disaster management. So far the Disaster Management remains a great challenge in Nepal. From the past history it has been experienced that no single organization is sufficient to manage the disaster problems in Nepal in an effective manner. Realizing this reality, Disaster Preparedness Network (DP-Net), a loose federation of organizations working in DM, had been formed in the year 1996 in order to systematize DM system through establishing good coordination/cooperation mechanism among actors. Besides this, the charter of the network has also been finalized. In the year 2003, a workshop of the DP-Net was held at Kathmandu and an Executive Committee was formed at that time. The DP-Net has carried out some activities during the year 2004 but still there is a need of further strengthening this network in wider perspective. So a meeting of General Council of the network was held in Kathmandu on 6 March 2005 with participation of its member organizations. 2. The Participants All members and representatives from member organizations were invited for the meeting. Furthermore Coordinators of 3 Sectoral Working Groups (i.e. Food and Agricultural SWG, Health SWG and Logistic SWG) were also invited. Altogether 43 representatives from different governmental, non-governmental, UN agency and others participated in the meeting. The list of participants participated in the meeting is given in annex: "1". 3. Objectives of the meeting The meeting aimed to further strengthen coordination/cooperation among partner organizations and the network as well in disaster management in Nepal. The main agenda and program schedule of the meeting was as follows: -3-
  5. 5. Programme Schedule for DP-Net General Meeting Time Programme Remarks 09:00-09:10 Introduction of participants 09:10-09:30 Presentation on Kobe conference 09:30-10:00 Presentation on common understanding of basic DM By Man Bahadur Thapa terminologies. 10:00-11:00 Presentation on SPHERE By Shyam Sundar Jnavaly 11:00-11:30 Annual report presentation By Prajwal Acharya 11:30-12:15 Annual work plan finalization By Prajwal Asharya 12:15-01:00 Lunch 01:00-02:00 Re-arrangement of EC members By Man Bahadur Thapa 02:00-02:30 Membership drive 02:30-03:15 Institutionalize DP-Net and Sectoral Working By Man Bahadur Thapa Groups 03:15-03:30 Refreshment 03:30-04:15 Development of CBDP manual By Murari Bonod Pokhrel+ Prajwal Acharya 04:15-05:00 Any Other Business 05:00-05:15 Closing and sum-up Date : 6 March 2005 (23 Falgun 2061) Time : 09:00 a.m. Venue : Nepal Red Cross Society National headquarters, Red Cross Marga, Kalimati, Kathmandu. 4. The Discussion Sessions In the beginning of the meeting, Mr. Badri Khanal, Chairperson of the DP-Net welcomed all participants and all participants introduced themselves. After the introduction, the meeting initiated with presentation sessions that were: A) Presentation 1: Presentation on common understanding of basic DM terminologies: Mr. Man Bahadur Thapa from UNDP briefly described the DM terminologies in the meeting. The main aim of the presentation was to discuss and make common understanding on different terminologies being used in the field of disaster management. Also the presentation was focused on to bring conceptual and practical clarity among actors involving in disaster management in Nepal. He also informed that Mr. Amod Mani Dixit is preparing dictionary of DM terminologies in Nepali language. -4-
  6. 6. After the presentation, some of participants expressed their views on these terminologies. Mr. Tirtha Raj Onta, expressed that there should be uniformity and clarity in terminologies while preparing such documents. Mr. Dixit said that there should be a consensus among agencies working in DM. Likewise, Dr. Krishna Bahadur Shrestha, Joint Secretary of Food and Agriculture Ministry, expressed his views in this regard. Finally, the session was summed up by Mr. Badri Khanal. The paper presented by Mr. Thapa is attached in annex of this report. B) Presentation 2: Presentation on Kobe conference: Mr. Amod Mani Dixit from NSET presented a paper on Kobe conference recently held at Kobe, Japan from 17 to 21 January 2005. The aim of the presentation was to share the discussion and recommendations made in the conference. After his presentation he opined that there should be National Conference on DM in Nepal and should have a national consensus. C) Presentation 3: Presentation on SPHERE: Mr. Shyam Sundar Jnavaly from Action Aid Nepal presented a paper on SPHERE projects and its handbook. He focused on importance of the handbook as well as key areas mentioned in the book. He highlighted on minimum standards to be taken into account while carrying out relief operations in brief. After the presentation participants discussed on the priority sectors for effective disaster response. Also the meeting realized that it is better to organize trainings for members of the DP-Net based on the handbook. During the discussion, it was informed that Save the children U. S is translating the handbook into Nepali and that it is in process to be finalized. 5. The Plenary Session After these presentations, discussions were held and decisions made on following agenda. A) Agenda 1: Annual report presentation: Mr. Prajwal Acharya from NRCS presented the progress report of the DP-Net for the year 2004. The report had incorporated activities carried out throughout the year. Participants of the meeting discussed on the report. Likewise Mr. Murari Binod Pokharel, Treasurer of the DP-Net presented the financial report in the meeting. Finally the meeting approved the reports. The report is attached to this report in annex "2". -5-
  7. 7. B) Agenda 2: Annual work plan presentation: Likewise, Mr. Acharya presented annual work plan for the year 2005. The Work plan has targeted various activities to be carried out through the network. Participants of the meeting actively discussed on the work plan. Finally the meeting approved the work plan. The work plan is attached with this report in annex "3". C) Agenda 3: Re-arrangement of Executive Committee members: In line with the provisions of the Charter of the DP-Net, the EC was to be re- arranged. All participants actively discussed on the agenda and Mr. Badri Khanal, Chairperson of the DP-Net facilitated at that time. Following the provision made in the charter, the members of Executive Committee were re-arranged with consensus. The present composition of the Executive Committee is as follows: 1. Mr. Badri Khanal Chairperson 2. Mr. Murari Binod Pokhrel Treasurer 3. Dr. Jiba Raj Pokharel Member 4. Mr. Shyam Sundar Jnavaly Member 5. Mr. Tirtha Raj Onta Member 6. Ms. Jyoti Sapkota Member 7. Ms. Anjali Shakya Thakali Member 8. Mr. Gopal Dahal Member 9. Dr. Meen Bahadur Poudyal Chhetri Member 10. Mr. Lekh Nath Pokhrel Member 11. Mr. Prajwal Acharya Member D) Agenda 4: Membership drive: In order to increase the membership of the DP-Net, a discussion was held to make a request to all partner organizations/individuals as well as potential organization to be a member in accordance with its charter. All participants of the meeting took membership at that time. Furthermore, the meeting suggested to send request letter to remaining partner to subscribe their membership. E) Agenda 5: Institutionalize DP-Net and Sectoral Working Groups: Mr. Man Bahadur Thapa from UNDP presented a short presentation focusing on objectives, importance and progress of DP-Net and 3 Sectoral Working Groups. The meeting realized to further strengthen these two groups in the days to come. Participants of the meeting actively discussed it on and provided their feed back to establish either a good linkage between these two groups or establish a common platform for these groups in order to further strengthen them. -6-
  8. 8. F) Agenda 6: Development of CBDP manual: An active discussion was held in the meeting in order to develop a standard CBDP manual for future course of action. In this connection, Mr. Prajwal Acharya from NRCS presented a paper focusing on its existing manual and its components. After the discussion, the meeting requested Mr. Murari Binod Pokharel, Treasurer of the DP-Net to prepare a draft by reviewing CBDP manual developed by various organizations. G) Agenda 7: Any Other Business: As most of issues were covered by aforementioned agendas, there were no additional issues so the meeting was concluded. The minute of the Annual General Meeting is attached with this report in annex "4". 6. The Closing and sum-up At the end of the meeting Mr. Badri Khanal, Chairperson of the DP-Net expressed his sincere thanks to all for their active participation. During the meeting, all participants actively participated in discussion and put their valuable efforts to strengthen the network. The meeting also finalized the annual work plan for 2005. So, all the members and the Secretariat are very much concerned to accomplish planned activities throughout the year in effective way. 7. The Budget and Expenditure The DP-Net had its own account in Everest Bank and some funds have been deposited in that account previously. For organization of the meeting, some expenditure was made and that was managed from that fund. The detail of the expenditure is given with this report in annex "5". -7-
  9. 9. Annexes: Annex:"1" The list of participants of the meeting: Name Position/Organization E-mail Attendance Mr. Badri Khanal Chairperson of EC badri@nrcs.org √ Mr. Murari Binod Pokhrel Treasurer of EC nexus@mail.com.np √ Dr. Meen Bahadur Poudel Chhetri Member of EC chhetri1952 @yahoo.com √ Mr. Ram Prasad Luetel Member of EC ram.luetel@undp.org √ Mr. Bijaya Upadhya Member of EC bupadhyay@nset.org.np N/A Mrs. Bidya Mahat Member of EC bmahat@mos.com.np N/A Mr. Shyam Sundar Jnavaly Member of shyamsj@actionaidnepal.org √ Mr. Gopal Dahal Member of EC tl@lwf.org.np √ Mr. Ramesh Kumar Aryal Member of EC nscdmg@mos.com.np N/A Mrs. Mandira Shrestha Member of EC mshrestha@icimod.org.np N/A Advisor √ Mr. Man Bahadur Thapa Rep. from UNDP man.b.thapa@undp.org √ Dr. Jiba Raj Pokharel Rep. from NCDM jrpokhrel@ioe.edu.np; √ ncdm@wlink.com.np Representatives from partner organizations Mr. Dev Ratna Dhakhwa SG, NRCS √ Ms. Karin Hakansson Furga IFRC √ Ms. Anjali Shakya Thakali Save the children U.S ashakya@savechildren.org.np √ Ms. Jyoti Sapkota UNDP sapkotaj@yahoo.com √ Mr. Jayakrishna Karmacharya S.C. U.S jkarmacharya@savechildren.org.np √ Mr. Uddhav Raj Bhattarai urbhattarai@wlink.com.np √ Mr. Achyuta Nanda Bhandary Nepal Landslide Society mail@nels.org.np √ Mr. Tirtha Raj Onta 17 Ward DMC √ Mr. Toshikatsu Imai JICA imaita@nikken-com.co.jp √ Mr. Toshiya Takeshi DWIDP, JICA take4@mos.com.np √ Mr. Umesh K. Kattel WHO kattelu@who.org.np √ Dr. Krishna Bahadur Shrestha MOAC KBshrestha@moac.gov.np √ Maj. Roshan Sh. Rana RNA rshrana@hotmail.com; √ rshrana2211@yahoo.com Mr. Amod Mani Dixit NSET Nepal nset@nset.org.np √ Mr. Rahul Sen Gupta UNDP √ Mr. Om Ghimire CARE Nepal om@carenepal.org √ Mr. Ram Babu Koirala ITDG Nepal itdg@wlink.com.np √ Mr. Umesh Dhakal IFRC ifrcin159@ifrc.org √ Mr. Narendra Prasad Joshi SAP Nepal narendra@sapnepal.org.np √ Mr. Laxmi Narayan Parajuli SSS lnparajuli@hotmail.com √ Mr. Lekh Nath Pokharel MOHA lnpokharel@most.gov.np √ Mr. Rishikesh Silwal NRCS flood@nrcs.org √ Mr. Rajesh Lal Nyachhyon ESI info@esi.com.np; √ rajesh@multinepal.com.np Mr. Deepak Poudel NDMF deepak714@hotmail.com √ Mr. Gopal Prasad Dulal ECO Nepal sagardulal@hotmail.com √ Mr. Ranjan Shakya DWIDP ranjan2017@hotmail.com √ Mr. Singha Raj Uprety NASC upretysr@yahoo.com √ Mr. Sesh Kanta Kafle AFFAN skkafle@hotmail.com √ Mr. Bijay Ratan Khadgi ICIMOD vkhadgi@icimod.org.np √ Name Position/Organization E-mail Attendance Mr. Dipendra Purush Dhakal NCDM ncdm@wlink.com.np √ Ms. Savitri Tiwari NCDM ncdm@wlink.com.np √ Mr. K. P. Shrestha P. Hq. √ Mr. Kedar Babu Dhungana NRCS disaster@nrcs.org √ Mr. Prajwal Acharya NRCS disaster@nrcs.org √ 8
  10. 10. Annex:"2" Progress report For the year 2004 1. Background: Nepal is a disaster-prone country mainly due to its young geology, sloppy terrain and widespread poverty. Among the major disasters, flood, landslide and disease epidemic is the most recurrent one claiming several lives annually. As seismic faults pass through the country, it renders Nepal vulnerable to earthquake disaster also. In order to further strengthen the coordination and information mechanism in terms of disaster management, a loose association of organizations, the DP-Net, has been formed in 1997. The DP-Net is envisioned as a loose association of individual organizations within the development sector in Nepal, which are concerned with disaster preparedness and management with a total disaster risk management concept. The Network aims to assist individuals and organizations to prepare for respond to and manage disaster should it strike. In the year 1997, LWF played the role of secretariat and since 1998 NRCS has been coordinating as a secretariat of the DP-Net. Since its inception regular meeting of the network is being held and some activities have been carried out to this period. DP-Net is concerned with natural and human induced disasters. It will also cover disasters such as epidemics, fire and ecological hazard. DP-Net aims to assist and work closely with the HMG/N as a facilitator to all cycles of disaster management activities in Nepal. Therefore, it is essentials that the DP-Net should allow and encourage flexibility while at the same time promote coordination, communication, communication, exchange of experiences, flow of information and creation of a conducive environment to work in disaster management effectively. 2. Vision of DP-Net: DP-Net is envisioned as a mutually beneficial, service oriented, forum for exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences, resource and information center and focal point for agencies and individuals involved in disaster preparedness and management activities. 9
  11. 11. 3. Goal of DP-Net: Goal of DP-Net is to promote and advocate the development institutions and individual practitioners about the need and importance of linking disaster and the reduction of its negative impacts with the sustainable development initiatives of the country like Nepal. 4. Purpose: The main purpose of DP-Net is to enhance the capacity and improve the performance of its members/ partners to share, design and implement self-reliant practices to ensure the safety of communities in Nepal. In addition, DP-Net aims to promote and spread sustainable disaster preparedness and management activities with a view to link disaster with the development of the kingdom. 5. Objectives: DP-Net is a member-based organization, which exists to serve its members. DP-Net shall only do what will complement, not duplicate its member's efforts in sustainable disaster management through linking disaster to development initiatives. Following are the specific objectives of DP- Net: i) Organize and symposia, conferences, workshops and meetings to promote and advocate principles and share experience of sustainable disaster management. ii) Prepare and regularly update a resource directory of institutions and individuals, who can be available as resources for people and institutions needing assistance and support in sustainable disaster management and linking disaster to development, and to assist in making appropriate linkages as when possible. iii) Organize training programs for furthering development of skills and knowledge of trainers and practitioners and to bring synergy among members as and when needed, especially when such trainings are neither already being offered nor can be offered by any one member institution or individual. iv) Undertake methodological research, directly or through individual and institutional members, with the view of making advances in understanding and in practice of sustainable disaster management and linking disaster to development. v) Publish and disseminate regularly the news, views and experience to the DP-Net members. Also get involved in raising awareness among the local people about the negative impacts of disaster and the precautionary safety measures. vi) Liaise with HMG/N and other concerned institutions to prepare for, respond to and manage disaster most effectively in the instance of its occurrence in the nation. vii) Extend services to support local institutions, member institutions and the local NGOs to cope with the situation during disaster. Help coordinate the activities locally. 10
  12. 12. viii) Support in sustainable disaster management and engage in linking disaster with the development initiatives of the country. ix) Provide a common platform for those concerned about linking disaster with the sustainable development and disaster management. x) Provide advice and necessary support in developing understanding and skills and in linking disaster to development and sustainable disaster management. xi) Develop linkages with similar institutions and networks in the country and internationally to effectively achieve the aims and objectives of DP-Net. xii) Establish a specialized excellent multi-media and document resource center covering the entire subject of sustainable disaster management. 6. Progress made so far: General Meeting The general meeting of DP-Net was held at Nagarkot from 21-22 November 2003. Altogether 27 representatives from various partner organizations participated in the workshop. The workshop formed an Executive Committee. Also the action plan for 2004 was drafted at that time. The workshop had prepared Nagarkot declaration. Preparation of a detail report of the workshop is in process. Partner organizations (Action aid Nepal, Luthern World Federation, UNDP and NCDM) contributed funds and NRCS provided administrative support for organization of the workshop. The list of participants is attached with this report. Executive Committee Meeting: During this year, 6 meetings of DP-net Executive Committee were held at NRCS. The meetings discussed on many issues and as per decisions made in these meetings, some activities were carried out. Basically these meetings had suggested to open a separate bank account, prepare brochure, prepare stamp pad and systematize web-site that are almost carried out. Bank Account Opening: As per decisions made in Executive Committee meeting, a separate bank account has been opened at Everest bank (A/C no: 001 102760A). The Nepal Red Cross Society transferred NRs. 35,330.00 to that account from previous account of DP-Net. Also the Society is in process to transfer remaining amount NRs. 30086.51 to this account. Furthermore, amount collected from membership fee are also deposited in that account. 11
  13. 13. Stamp pad preparation: Following the decision made in EC meeting, a design of DP-Net logo is developed in order to prepare stamp pad. On the basis of the logo designed, stamp pad has been prepared. Update partners' profile: In order to prepare profile of DP-Net partners, brief questionnaire has been developed with revision of previous one. The Secretariat has forwarded to all partners for their feedback to finalize that. Feedback from partner organizations is yet to be received. The questionnaire will be forwarded soon to all once it is finalized. Systematize web-site: The web-site of DP-Net is gradually being updated during this year. Mr Shyam Sundar Jnavaly, member of EC, is continuously involving in updating and systematizing the web-site. Recently, he has opened new web-site in the name of DP- Net (www.dpnet.org.np). Mr. Jnavaly has kept information related to DP-Net in that web-site. Extension of membership: Extension of membership of DP-Net is gradually taking place. This year Save the children U.S became the member of DP-Net. The Save the children U.S as well as Luthern World Federation has already deposited their membership fee. Development of brochure: The Executive committee meeting held on 17 December 2003 formed a working group had been formed with 3 members from DP-Net members. The group prepared a draft brochure that was presented in EC meeting held on 14 October. The meeting suggested to revise the brochure and finalizing that in the next meeting. The development of the brochure is in process. Action plan preparation for 2005: The Secretariat has developed a draft action plan for 2005 incorporating possible activities to be carried out throughout the year. The plan will be presented in forthcoming EC and general meetings of DP-Net. The DP-Net has planned to carry out these activities in 2005 once it is finalized. 12
  14. 14. 7. Financial situation: A separate bank account of the network has just opened. So no major financial transaction has been done in this year. A brief income and expenditure statement of the DP-Net's account is attached with this report. 8. Conclusion: Considering the present context of Nepal there is dire need of further extension of DP-Net and its activities. In this connection, the Secretariat and member organizations carried out several activities. Still the network and its members should actively carry out DM activities in coming years collaboratively. So an action plan has been developed for 2005 and it is expected that the members of DP-Net will actively involve in carrying out these activities in that year. The list of participants participated in general meeting. S.N. Name Organization Contact No. E-mail 1 Mr. Tulsi Bhakta Tako Madhyapur Thimi 6630046 Thimi1@enet.com.np Municipality 2 Mr. Murari Binod Pokhrel 34 ward DMC 4496908 nexus@mail.com.np 3 Mr. Shyam Sundar Jnavaly Action aid Nepal 4436477 shyamsj@actionaidnepal.org 4 Mr. Damodar Dhakal MOHA 4226137 5 Mr. Martha WHO LadegaardT@sho.org.np 6 Ms. Manju Sharma MSN 4488853 7 Mr. Mohan Binod Pokhrel Nepal Police 4470642, info@nepalpolice.gov.np 4411569 8 Dr. Meen B. P. chhetri MOHA 4221699 mpoudyal@jhsph.edu 9 Mr. Baldeb Poudyal Nepal Police 6630266 10 Mr. Bishnu Dangol NELS 4479761 mail@nels.org.np 11 Mr. G. R. Chitrakar DMG 4410141 nscdmg@mos.com.np 12 Mr. Shyam Bahadur KC NGS 4473621 13 Mr. Bijaya Upadhyay NSET 4474192 bupadhyay@nset.org.np 14 Mr. Amod Mani Dixit NSET 4474192 adixit@nset.org.np 15 Mr. Rameswor Koju Bhaktapur 6616705 Municipality 16 Mr. Gopal Dahal LWF 4226508 tl@lwf.org.np 17 Mr. Gopal Dulal ECO-Nepal 4445320 Eco.nepal@hotmail.com 18 Mr. Ram Prasad Luetel DMDC 275574 rpluetel@wlink.com.np 19 Mr. Ritesh Prasad Gurung ICIMOD 5525313 rgurung@icimod.org.np 20 Mr. Krishna Pd. Dawadee UNDP Krishne.dawadee@undp.org 21 Mr. Gautam Adhikari Nepal Scout 4419001 nepscout@mail.com.np 22 Mr. Bishnu Das Shrestha DSCWM 4473634 23 Mr. Ramesh Kumar Aryal NGS 4410141 nscdmg@mail.com.np 24 Mr. Mahesh Nakarmi NSET 4474192 mnakarmi@nset.org 25 Mr. Man Bahadur Thapa UNDP 5536443 Man.b.thapa@undp.org 26 Mr. Badri Khanal NRCS 4270650 badri@nrcs.org 27 Mr. Adesh Tripathee NRCS 4270650 disaster@nrcs.org 13
  15. 15. The list of members of Executive Committee. S.N. Name Position Organization 1 Mr. Badri Khanal Chairperson NRCS 2 Mr. Murari Binod Pokhrel Treasurer 34 Ward DMC 3 Mr. Shyam Sundar Jnavaly Member Action Aid Nepal 4 Dr. Meen B. P. Chhetri Member MOHA 5 Mr. Gopal Dahal Member LWF 6 Mr. Remesh Kumar Aryal Member NGS 7 Mrs. Mandira Shrestha Member ICIMOD 8 Mr. Bijaya Upadhyay Member NSET Nepal 9 Mrs. Bidhya mahat Member ADRA Nepal 10 Mr. Ram Prasad Luetel Member DMDC Advisor 11 Dr. Jiba Raj Pokharel NCDM 12 Mr. man Bahadur Thapa UNDP The Financial situation. Income Amount Expenditure Amount (NRs.) (NRs) Balance in previous account 30086.51 Payment made to hotel (for DP- 50920.00 Net meeting-2003 Contribution from partners 86250.00 Publication of congratulation to 4950.00 to organize DP-Net meeting NSET in 2003 From membership fee and 6816.12 Bank balance at new account 37196.12 others Bank balance at old account 30086.51 Grand Total 123152.63 Grand Total 123152.63 14
  16. 16. The Nagarkot Declaration. 15
  17. 17. Target Vs Achievement of DP-Net activities For the year 2004 S.N Activities Unit Target Achievement Remarks 1 EC meeting Times 6 6 2 General meeting Time 1 1 3 Opening bank A/c Time 1 1 A separate account has been opened. NRCS has transferred NRs. 35330.00 from previous account and NRs. 30086.51 yet to be transferred. Also some amount collected from membership fee has been deposited. 4 Update and publish partners' time 1 1 The questionnaire has been revised and forwarded to all profile partners for feedback to finalize. Feedback from partners is yet to be received. 5 Stamp pad preparation Time 1 1 Order has been placed and stamp pad will be prepared soon. 6 Regional workshop/seminar Time 1 Information from Mr. R.P Luetel is yet to be received. 7 Systamatize DP-Net web-site Regular Regular The web-site is regularly being updated. 8 SPHERE training Time 1 9 Brochure development Time 1 1 Draft brochure has been prepared by working committee and presented in EC meeting. The meeting suggested revising the brochure and that is in process. 10 Extension of membership regular Regular Membership is being extending. This year Save the Children U.S became the member. 11 1-day seminar to formulate code of conduct for DM and standard relief services 16
  18. 18. Annex:"3" Annual Work Plan For the year 2005 S. Activities Target Period (in English Budget Responsible Others N. Calendar) (In NRs.) Actor/s 1. DP-Net's Executive The DP-Net secretariat will organize meeting of Executive Bi-monthly Secretariat Committee Meeting Committee in every 2 month as per convenience. The members of Executive committee will attend the meeting. 2. DP-Net sharing meeting The DP-Net secretariat will organize DP-Net general Quarterly Secretariat meeting in quarterly basis as per convenience. The representatives from DP-Net partner organizations will attend the meeting. 3. DP-Net General Meeting The DP-Net secretariat will organize DP-Net general Annually Secretariat meeting in annual basis as per convenience. The representatives from DP-Net partner organizations will attend the meeting. 4. Update and publish partners All partners will provide their information as mentioned in By October Secretariat profile questionnaire to the secretariat and a comprehensive profile of all partners will be published. 5. Develop and publish brochure Working group will prepare the leaflet of DP-Net and DP- By August Working group Net meeting will finalize in the meeting. Final version of the leaflet will be published then. 6. Documentation in the All partners will provide their information/ publications Regular Secretariat All secretariat regularly to the secretariat and the secretariat will develop proper documentation on the basis of these information. 7. Regional workshop/seminar All 8. Publication of Annual report A comprehensive annual report of DP-net and its activities December 2005 Working group carried out throughout the year will be published. 9. SPHERE training Working group 10. 1-day workshop on advocacy Working group 11. CBDP training manual Working group development 12 Update web-site Regular D:DP-NetACTION PLAN FOR 200 17
  19. 19. Annex:"4" NEPAL RED CROSS SOCIETY DP-Net Secretariat Minute of the meeting General Council meeting The meeting of DP-Net General Council was held on 6 March 2005 at Nepal Red Cross Society. The attendance and decisions taken by the meetings are as follows: The meeting was initiated with self introduction of participants. Agenda 1: Presentation on common understanding of basic DM terminologies. Mr. Man Bahadur Thapa from UNDP briefly described the basic DM terminologies that are commonly used in disaster management in Nepal. All participants actively participated in the discussion sessions. A brief report of the meeting is in process to be prepared and the paper presented by Mr. Thapa will be forwarded to all with the report. Agenda 2: Presentation on Kobe Conference: Mr. Amod Mani Dixit from NSET presented the key points related with Kobe conference held in Japan from 18-22 January. He briefly described the commitment held in that conference. Finally, the meeting suggested to request Ministry of Home Affairs to inform all stakeholders regarding achievement of Kobe conference in order to follow the recommendation made in the conference. Agenda 3: Presentation on SPHERE: Mr. Shyam Sundar Jnavaly from Action Aid Nepal presented the importance and provision made in the SPHERE handbook. He also highlighted the development of the handbook and considerations to be taken into account while carrying out relief operation. A brief report of the meeting is in process to be prepared and the paper presented by Mr. Jnavaly will be forwarded to all with the report. The meeting suggested to all stakeholders to follow SPHERE program/standards in their programs. 18
  20. 20. Agenda 4: Annual Report presentation: Mr. Prajwal Acharya from NRCS presented annual progress report (2004) of the DP- Net in the meeting. Likwise, Mr Murari Binod Pokhrel, Treasurer of DP-Net presented financial report of the DP-Net in the meeting. The meeting suggested to organize workshops/seminars at regional levels in co-ordination with its partners. The meeting approved the annual progress report presented in the meeting. The meeting also suggested its partner organizations to organize workshop/seminars in order to expand its activities at regional levels. In this connection, Mr. Ram Prasad Luintel from UNDP informed that he would take initiative for this at Eastern Region. Agenda 5: Annual Work Plan-2005 presentation: The DP-Net Secretariat has prepared annual work plan for 2005 and it was presented in the meeting. Participants of the meeting discussed on possible activities to be incorporated in the action plan. The meeting discussed the annual work plan and adopted it. Agenda 6: Re-arrangement of Executive Committee Member: In line with the provisions of the Charter of the DP-Net, the EC was to be re-arranged. Therefore all participants of the meeting actively discussed on that. Finally, the Executive Committee was rearranged with consensus. The meeting re-formed the Executive Committee of the DP-Net. Present composition of the EC is as follows: 1. Mr. Badri Khanal Chairperson 2. Mr. Murari Binod Pokhrel Treasurer 3. Dr. Jiba Raj Pokharel Member 4. Mr. Shyam Sundar Jnavaly Member 5. Mr. Tirtha Raj Onta Member 6. Ms. Jyoti Sapkota Member 7. Ms. Anjali Shakya Thakali Member 8. Mr. Gopal Dahal Member 9. Dr. Meen Bahadur Poudyal Chhetri Member 10. Mr. Lekh Nath Pokhrel Member 11. Mr. Prajwal Acharya Member 19
  21. 21. Agenda 7: Institutionalize DP-Net and Sectoral Groups: Mr. Man Bahadur Thapa from UNDP presented a short presentation focusing on objectives, importance and progress of DP-Net and 3 Sectoral Working Groups. The meeting realized to further strengthen these two groups in the days to come. Participants of the meeting actively discussed on and provided their feed back to establish either a good linkage between these two groups or establish a common platform for these groups in order to further strengthen them. The meeting suggested to study the possibilities to strengthen them and take necessary steps in coming days. Agenda 8: Development of CBDP manual: The meeting discussed to develop common CBDP manual to be developed for future course of action. In this connection, Mr. Prajwal Acharya from NRCS presented a paper focusing on its existing manual and its components. The meeting requested Mr. Murari Binod Pokhrel to review the existing CBDP manuals developed by different partner organizations first and prepare a draft of that which will be discussed and finalized in coming days. Agenda 9: Any other business (AOB): Summary: Finally, the meeting has committed on the following issues: The meeting suggested to make a request to Ministry of Home Affairs to inform all stakeholders regarding achievement of Kobe conference in order to follow the recommendation made in the conference. The meeting suggested to all stakeholders to follow SPHERE program/standards in their programs. The meeting recommended to make necessary arrangement to manage its resources in order to carry out its activities. The meeting recommended to send request letter to organizations working in DM to take membership of DP-Net in order to enhance its membership. In order to register the DP-Net, the meeting recommended to discuss in Executive Committee meeting and take necessary preparations for that. 20
  22. 22. Annex:"5" Details of expenditure made in the meeting. S.N. Particular Amount Remarks (In NRs.) 1. Lunch with Tea and Snacks 18,500.09 Managed from previous fund 2. Stationery and Printing Managed from NRCS 3. Others Grand Total 18,500.09 21
  23. 23. An Introduction to the What is Sphere? Sphere Project Sphere is based on two core beliefs: first, that all possible steps should be taken to alleviate human suffering arising out of calamity and conflict; DP Net Annual Meeting second, that those affected by disaster have a March 06, 2005 right to life with dignity and therefore a right to assistance. Kathmandu Sphere is three things: a handbook, a broad process of collaboration and an expression of commitment to quality and accountability. -- Shyam Sundar Jnavaly shyamsj@actionaidnepal.org What Sphere represents… Why the need for Sphere? Declaration that populations affected by conflict and NGO concern with quality & accountability calamity have a right to assistance has been ongoing Historic practice no longer sufficient A public commitment toward a defined and Increasing complexity of disasters measurable level of competence and delivery Numbers of disasters increasing A distillation of current global knowledge and Changing nature of humanitarian community experience into a practical tool for individuals, their and increasing diversity organisations, and the humanitarian community Increasing number of actors with different measures of success A challenge to all actors in the humanitarian Post- Rwanda 1994 community for increased accountability and quality Multi-donor evaluation “Unnecessary deaths” Context: Challenging times for humanitarians Internal Initial steps taken in response … External drivers: Partnership Make the argument for the universal right to assistance drivers: Decentralisation Globalisation Obtain NGO agreement on core principles and actions Demands for accountability Decreasing funds Complexity Change Collect minimum programming standards for disasters Achieve consensus on technical indicators Field realities: Increasing numbers of actors, Political realities: stakeholders and partners in the field funding links to donor politics Abuse of humanitarian resources The right to life with dignity… The Humanitarian Imperative To prevent and alleviate human suffering; to “We understand an individual’s right to protect life and health (improve human condition); and to ensure respect for the human life to entail the right to have steps being. taken to preserve life where it is It implies a right to receive humanitarian threatened, and a corresponding assistance and a right to offer it as fundamental to humanitarian principles. duty on others to take such steps. The humanitarian imperative implies an over all Implicit in this is the duty not to protection approach, i.e. the respect of international humanitarian law and human rights. withhold or frustrate the provision of life-saving assistance” 22
  24. 24. Accountability Assumptions Populations affected by disasters have a right “We expect to be held accountable to to disaster assistance this commitment and undertake to Populations affected by disasters have a right develop systems for accountability to determine the type of assistance they need within our respective agencies, Disaster preparedness provides interesting opportunities for rights-based participation consortia and federations. We Preparedness is an important step toward acknowledge that our fundamental good quality and accountability in a response accountability must be to those we seek to assist” An extraordinary process Sphere process so far... 1997/8 1994 2004 Two year consultation with over 800 people, 225 1998 2000 2000- organisations, 60 countries north and south 1996 1999 2003 1994-6 Sphere aims to quantify some international legal First final Revised instruments Launch edition of the SPHERE of Phase “The most practical articulation of the rights based The Code of First discussions Phase I handbook handbook between NGO Technical II and approach to date” Conduct Phase III headquarters discussions prelimin about Sphere around the ary Dissemination, edition Training, Consensus on technical indicators (not new Goma world leading to Piloting, information, but consensus) Multi-donor draft Training Revisions, programme Evaluation evaluation document starts What is inside the Sphere hand book? Extensive consultation … The Humanitarian 1997 2000 2004 Charter Initial hand book hand book The Code of Conduct consultation launched revised edition Summary of the Minimum Standards Glossary, Acknowledgements, Acronyms The index The index page for each technical chapter 4000+ 80 countries 400 people around the world organisations 23
  25. 25. Introduction What is Sphere? The Code of Conduct The Humanitarian Charter 2004 Edition Standards common to all sectors Each Chapter includes Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion • Minimum standards Food Security, Nutrition and Food Aid • Key indicators Shelter, Settlement • Guidance notes and Non-Food items Non- Health Services Principles of Conduct for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Crescent The Humanitarian Charter affirms the fundamental Movement and NGOs in Disaster Response Programmes importance of the following principles: 1. The Humanitarian imperative comes first 2. Aid is given regardless of the race, creed or nationality of the recipients and without adverse distinction of any kind. Aid priorities are calculated on the basis of need alone 3. Aid will not be used to further a particular political or religious The right to life with dignity standpoint 4. We shall endeavour not to act as instruments of government foreign policy The distinction between combatants 5. We shall respect culture and custom 6. We shall attempt to build disaster response on local capacities and non-combatants 7. Ways shall be found to involve programme beneficiaries in the management of relief aid 8. Relief aid must strive to reduce future vulnerabilities to disaster as The principle of non-refoulement well as meeting basic needs 9. We hold ourselves accountable to both those we seek to assist and those from whom we accept resources 10. In our information, publicity and advertising activities, we shall recognise disaster victims as dignified humans, not hopeless objects The Humanitarian Charter The Rationale… Humanitarian Imperative: “By this we mean that Imperative: “The Humanitarian Charter is all possible steps should be taken to prevent or concerned with the most alleviate human suffering….” basic requirements for “ We understand an individual’s right to life to sustaining the lives and entail the right to have steps taken to preserve dignity of those affected by life where it is threatened, and a corresponding calamity or conflict” duty on others to take such steps.” 24
  26. 26. The Humanitarian Charter…a statement of values Recognising vulnerabilities and capacities of disaster-affected populations & Cross-cutting issues Cross- “we define our role in relation to these primary roles and responsibilities …” The key vulnerable groups are women, “Legal obligations on “international law children, older people, disabled people, states or warring recognises that those PLWH/A and ethnic minorities ++. affected are entitled to Therefore cross cutting issues includes: parties to provide 1) children, assistance...” protection and 2) older people, assistance…” 3) disabled people, 4) gender, 5) protection, “We reaffirm our belief in the humanitarian imperative 6) HIV/AIDS and 7) the environment. and its primacy…on the basis of this belief…based on +++ the principle of humanity, that we offer our services as humanitarian agencies… Core ‘process and people’ standards 25
  27. 27. What is a Minimum Standard? What are key indicators? “The minimum level (of service) to be attained in humanitarian “Signals” that show whether a standard has been attained. assistance” see page 274 They provide a way of measuring and communicating both the impact, or result, of programmes as well as the process, or methods, used. The indicators may be General nutritional support standard1: qualitative or quantitative. Page 274 nutrient supply Key indicators The nutritional needs of the population are met. ● Levels of moderate malnutrition are stable at , or declining to, acceptable levels. ● There are no cases of scurvy, pellagra or beri-beri. Example from page 90. ● Rates of xeropthalmia or iodine deficiency disorders are not of public health significance (see guidance notes…) see page 90 Example of a water standard and its indicators What are Guidance notes? Water supply standard: People have adequate facilities and They disseminate experience, illuminate areas supplies to collect, store and use sufficient quantities of water of controversy, and help use indicators for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene… properly in context Indicators: •There is 250g of soap available per person per month Guidance notes • Each household has 2 water collecting vessels of 10 – 20 litres. Water collection and storage vessels have narrow necks “…deciding whether levels of malnutrition are acceptable and/or covers. requires analysis of the current situation in light of local norms...” see page 92 •Where communual bathing facilites are necessary, there are sufficient bathing cublicles for bathing at an acceptable frequency and an acceptable time, with separted cubicles for men and for women. APPLICATIONS Applications… RAPID ASSESSMENT COORDINATION Around the Project Cycle As a technical reference MEASURE PERFORMANCE MONITORING & EVALUATION •Assessments •Measure performance IMPROVE PERFORMANCE ECONOMIC USE OF RESOURCES •Rationalise resource use •Problem analysis ACCOUNTABILITY APPLICATION TO LOCAL NEEDS •International reference (to •Program planning CAPACITY BUILDING PARTICIPATION date in 17 languages) •Impact monitoring •Training curriculum ADVOCACY PROGRAMME PLANNING •Evaluations •Guidance on how to achieve systematic participation 26
  28. 28. Opportunities Piloting Sphere :Lessons to date •Performance management and staff skills audit •Review of organisational policies and procedures It takes a long time to mainstream a new •Mainstream cross-cutting issues such as gender, initiative or focus in an organisation protection, and the environment •Research agenda: how well does a particular Sphere is a successful advocacy tool approach achieve minimum standards … •Advocacy with duty holders Sphere is being used throughout the “project cycle” for humanitarian programmes •Co-ordination within the humanitarian community •Disaster management cycle (mostly in preparedness) Sphere is being used as a disaster preparedness tool Observations … In politically charged environments, the HC may be easier to use than the legal instruments Concerns … Some aid workers feel that it is too early to talk with affected populations about rights and entitlements while • Potentail Misuse by donors or « technocrats » others feel this is critical • Issues of generalised poverty Sphere is helpful in capacity building There needs to be increased clarity about the difference •Relationship to host populations between standards and indicators •Universality versus cultural specificity We all are struggling with monitoring and evaluation •Resources and access are needed first There is still much debate about the usefulness of Sphere within the NGO community The process continues! Sphere application to DP Thus…. If a good response requires certain standards, then People have a right preparedness measures need to consider these to minimum standards in anticipation of their use People have a right standards to life with dignity People have a right to be I -Process of preparedness Sphere supported in their own Sphere is (Participation and mitigation and preparedness co-ordination) activities directly II - Product of preparedness Has direct relevance and underpins the relevant to: (Concrete preparedness approach to disaster mitigation and preparedness measures) 27
  29. 29. Summing it up: HEAVY! Humanitarian crises continue Chaotic growth of humanitarian responders and agendas Pressures on humanitarians to better define, coordinate and account for humanitarian assistance The Humanitarian Charter Interagency process to clarify the humanitarian basis of action, based on an appreciation of basic human rights - Humanitarian Fine, but how do we move this this thing? Charter Tools needed to convert appreciation of rights to protection of rights in real terms - Standards Tools needed to plan programmes in which these standards can be met and measured - Indicators The Humanitarian Charter Tools to help us apply indicators in appropriate ways - Guidance notes MORE??? Visit: www.sphereproject.org Thank You!! 28
  30. 30. Basic Terms of Disaster Risk Reduction Source Living With Risk: A Global Review of Disaster Reduction Initiatives, ISDR 2002 A Global Report Reducing Disaster Risk: A Challenge for Development, UNDP 2004 Man B. Thapa United Nations Development Programme World Disaster Report 2004, IFRC Disasters Terms continue… Assessment: Survey of a real or potential disaster to estimate the actual or expected damages and to make recommendations for Capabilities: Capabilities are those positive prevention, preparedness and response conditions or abilities which increase ability to respond to needs effectively or which reduce Building Codes: Ordinances and regulations susceptibility. OR A combination of all the controlling the design, construction, materials, strengths and resources available within a alteration and occupancy of any structure, for community or organization that can reduce the the protection of public health, safety and level of risk or the effects of a disaster. welfare. Building codes include both technical Capacity Building: Efforts aimed to develop and functional standards (electrical, heating, human skills within a community, organization plumbing and sanitary works). or institution needed to reduce the level of risk. continue…. continue …. Community: A group with a commonality of Coping Capacities: Is the manner in which association and generally defined by location, people act within existing resources and range shared experiences, or function. of expectations of a situation to achieve various Community Empowerment: Means ends. strengthening the capacities of women and Counter measure: Relates to all measures men, so they can assume a predominant taken to counter and reduce disaster risk. function as decision makers for actions that relate to their own development as communities. continue… continue…. Early Warning: The provision of timely and effective Disaster: A serious disruption of the functioning of information, through identified institutions, that allow society, causing widespread human, material or individuals at risk of a disaster, to take action to avoid environmental losses which exceed the ability of or reduce their risk and prepare for effective response. affected society to cope using only its own resources. Disasters are often classified according to their cause Forecast: Statement or statistical estimate of the (natural or man-made). occurrence of a future event. Disaster Reduction: Involves all measures Hazard: A potentially damaging physical event, designed to avoid (prevention) or limit (mitigation and phenomenon or human activity, which may cause the preparedness) the adverse impact of natural hazards loss of life or injury, property damage, social and and related environmental and technological disasters. economic disruption or environmental degradation. 29
  31. 31. continue….. continue …. Management Disaster: The body of policy and Mitigation (disaster): Measures taken in administrative decisions and operational activities advance of a disaster aimed at decreasing or which pertain to the various stages of a disaster at all levels. eliminating its impact on society and Management Emergency: A range of measures environment. to manage risk to communities and the Preparedness (disaster): Activities designed environment. to minimize loss of life and damage, to organize Management Risk: The systematic application of the temporary removal of people and property management policies, procedures and practices to from a threatened location and facilitate timely the tasks of identifying, analysing, evaluating, treating and monitoring risk. and effective rescue, relief and rehabilitation. continue …. continue….. Prevention (disaster): Activities to provide Relief: Assistance and/or intervention outright avoidance of the adverse impact of during or after disaster to meet the life hazards and related environmental, preservation and basic subsistence technological and biological disasters. needs. It can be of emergency or Rehabilitation: The operations and decisions protected duration. taken after a disaster with a view to restoring a Resilience: The capacity of human stricken community to its former living societies to withstand disaster that is conditions, whilst encouraging and facilitating determined by the internal strengths and the necessary adjustments to the changes weaknesses of a given society. caused by the disaster. continue… continue… Risk: The probability of harmful consequences. Risk assessment: A process to determine the nature and Expected losses (of lives, persons injured, extent of risk by analysing potential property damaged, and economic activity hazards and evaluating existing conditions disrupted) due to a particular hazard for a of vulnerability/ capacity that could pose a given areas and reference period. Based potential threat or harm to people, on mathematical calculations, risk is the property, livelihoods and the environment product of hazard and vulnerability. (R = on which they depend. H X V/C) continue… Vulnerability: A set of conditions and processes resulting from physical, social, economical and environmental factors, which increase the susceptibility of a community to the impact of hazards. Degree of loss (from 0% to 100%), resulting from a potentially damaging phenomenon. V=H-C Vulnerability = Hazard - Coping H is: extent and duration of hazard impact C is: potential avenues of action based on prior experiences. Thank you 30
  32. 32. Sustainable Disaster Contents Management through • Background Effective Networking – Sectoral Working Groups (SWGs), and – Disaster Preparedness Network (DP Net) Man B. Thapa • Objectives of SWGs and DP-Net United Nations Development Programme Nepal • How to make these forums effective Background Food & Agriculture SWG SWGs DP-Net • Objectives: – To provide a channel of communication between Initiated 1993 1996 HMG/N and other actors in providing technical and financial support to the food and agri. Sector Membership HMG/N, UN, HMG/N, UN, following a disaster, I/NGOs, Donors I/NGOs, Donors – To assist HMG/N in performing assessments, Leadership HMG/N Mixed analysing and interpreting the data from the assessments, and formulating an appropriate Binding/ legal Sectoral DRI Charter intervention strategy, documents Manuals – To work closely with HMG/N to assist in identifying Meetings the quality of food required following a disaster situation, Achievements continue…. Logistics • To work with HMG to identify what financial and • To work closely with HMG/N to assist in the technical resources exist within the donor assessment of the extent of damage and to community to assist in their efforts to ensure assist in determining what is required to deal that food is made available to the people who with the problem, need it in a disaster affected areas, • To coordinate between HMG/N and Int. • To monitor longer-term efforts on an ongoing community members interested in providing basis, financial, technical and commodity support, • To provide a conduit for information exchange • To provide a channel of communication between Nepal and international crop between HMG/N and the int. community, monitoring facilities. continue.. Health SWG • To offer assistance in providing a channel of • To work with HMG/N to identify what financial communication, and technical resources exist within the • To identify what resources and capabilities international community to assist in their efforts exist within the health related donors and to ensure that the support is made available, I/NGO community, and work with HMG/N to and ensure that this support is coordinated with on • To provide guidance and act as an information going efforts, and resources to the int. comm. On current process • To offer assistance in providing logistics and and procedures of HMG/N for disaster planning support so that donated supplies and resources can be effectively distributed to the response. affected population. 31
  33. 33. DP-Net Current Status • SWGs • Objectives: – Sectoral Relief Implementation Manuals, – Share experiences, – Mapping, – Prepare and regularly update resource directory, – Joint assessment + assessment formats, – Enhance skills and knowledge, – Capacity building, – Undertake methodological research, – Resource mobilization (FASWG), – Regularly publish and disseminate news, views and – Meetings/ workshops/ sharing experiences, – Provide common platform, • DP-Net – Provide advise and necessary support, – Web page (info sharing/ dissemination), – Develop linkages with similar organizations, and – Annual meetings/ workshops, – Establish resource center. Proposed Organogram Road map to make viable platform DMN-Nepal FAS HS LS Conclusion • Innovation offers hope for future – Wider consultations with all the stakeholders/ actors – Develop a new charter – Revised objectives of both – Develop concrete activities, implementation Thank you and regular monitoring 32
  34. 34. CBDP TRAINING MANUAL Presentation on This training manual consists of four parts. CBDP Training Manual PART- I: DISATER MANAGEEMNT • Disaster: Definition, Types and Effects • Disaster Mitigation: Type, meaning, guiding principles and mitigation models. • Disaster Preparedness: Meaning, importance and components/activities and Our DP Plan: Consideration, components and steps for Nepal Red Cross Society • formulation of DP plan. Rescue and Relief Operation: Requirements for effective response 6th March 2005, Kathmandu • Rehabilitation • Reconstruction: Methods (damage assessment, plan formulation, implementation of plan, evaluation of plan, improvement/feedback), phases PART – II: MAIN TYPES OF DISASTER PART-III: CBDP AND MANAGEEMNT METHODS • Fire Model 1: Community Based Disaster Preparedness • Flood and Landslide Program Lesson 1: CBDP Program - What, When and • Earthquake Where ? • Epidemic Lesson 2: For what type of community is this • Other Disaster program suitable ? (Causes, effects, prevention, preparedness, Lesson 3: Who can run this program under what control and rescue and relief) type of coordination ? Lesson 4: How this program can be managed by the implementing agency ? Model 2 : You in the Volunteer Community of Model 3: Your Disaster Preparedness Disaster Preparedness. Program for your community Lesson 1: Volunteer/Workers Lesson 1 :You in your community Lesson 2: Managing body and your community Lesson 2 :Probable risk of disaster in your Lesson 3: Role of volunteers in the management of community and special programs to CBDP program be safe from effects of disaster. Lesson 4: Role of volunteers in the disaster preparedness program : »Before disaster »During disaster »After disaster. PART-IV: COMMUNITY BASED CBDP TRAINING: CONTD…. DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING • Background • Certificate • The need for training • Refresher training program • Types of training • Placement of trainers • Community based disaster preparedness training. General objectives • Feedback on programs Main objectives • Appendix - study design. Training Participation Why the training is necessary ? Curriculum Suggestions to trainers 33

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