…towards disaster risk-resilient society
DAO: 992/063/12/21 • SWC: 30255
Introduction
Disaster is not a new phenomenon but it is
one that increasing in intensity and frequency.
Every year, more t...
Strategies
Strengthen local alliance through linkage,
coordination and networking
Organise people and evidence-based
advoc...
Manual for DRR, Participatory Vulnerability
Analysis, CCA, Protection, Project Planning,
Design and Evaluations
DRR Monito...
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National Disaster
Risk Reduction Centre Nepal
(NDRC Nepal) was established
in 2003 and registered in 2007
by a group people who recognised
that there was a need for contributing disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) by knowledge management.

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  1. 1. …towards disaster risk-resilient society DAO: 992/063/12/21 • SWC: 30255
  2. 2. Introduction Disaster is not a new phenomenon but it is one that increasing in intensity and frequency. Every year, more than 200 million people in the world are affected by different natural hazards viz. including droughts, floods, cyclones, earthquakes, wildfires, epidemics, avalanches, rock fall, landslides, mud and debris flows, and glacier lake outburst floods (World Disaster Report, 2009). A flash appeal launched by the UN in 2007 revealed that since the 1970s the annual number of natural disasters attributable to both climatic and non-climatic hazards has quadrupled and that the average number of people affected each year had increased from an average of 100 million to an average of more than 250 million. Nepal is situated in the world’s hazard belt and is subject to multiple hazards. It is periodically struck by major natural disasters due to climatic and seismic factors. Though the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, which began in 1990, raised awareness in Nepal, the number of deaths and the extent of property loss have increased drastically since then. While the reasons for the increase in disaster risks are many, the primary one is the increasing exposure and vulnerability to weather and climate hazards and to environmental degradation. The rise in population density, global warming, and poverty all exacerbate the impacts of natural hazards. Climate change has impacted lives and livelihoods and has prevented millions of people from exercising their fundamental rights. Disaster affects the entire globe without discrimination. While natural hazards can affect anyone anywhere at any time, it is the poor; women, particularly those who are lactating or pregnant; children; the elderly; and persons with disabilities who suffer most from disaster as they lack the information, resources, capacities and social safety nets that could protect them. While many are well aware of the human misery and crippling economic losses resulting from disasters, few realise that the extent of devastation can be prevented or at least mitigated through people-led disaster risk reduction initiatives. Background Realizing above overall context, National Disaster Risk Reduction Centre Nepal (NDRC Nepal) was established in 2003 and registered in 2007 by a group people who recognised that there was a need for contributing disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) by knowledge management. Disaster in Nepal: At a glance 1000 death due to disasters every year 1,20,80,00,000 NPR, economic loss per year From 1971 to 2007, over 1,33,000 people were affected every year by disasters... over 9,350 houses were destroyed every year (MoHA) Nepal’s average temperature is increasing rapidly compared to global average in global warming. If the current trend of rising temperature continues, three-fourth of Nepal’s 3,000+ glacial lakes will dwindle by 2030 due to premature meltdown ICIMOD assessment illustrates that of the 2323 glacial lakes of Nepal, 20 are potentially dangerous and can result in Glacier Lake Outburst Floods According to various studies, among the major 200 cities of the world, Kathmandu valley is extremely vulnerable to earthquake and can result in mass scale destruction of lives and property. The joint study report of MoHA and JICA, 2002 estimates that if an earthquake of intensity equivalent to 8.4 Richter scale strikes Kathmandu valley (compared to 1934 earthquake), 40,000 people may lose life; 95,000 people are likely to be injured and over 60 percent of the buildings will collapse.       
  3. 3. Strategies Strengthen local alliance through linkage, coordination and networking Organise people and evidence-based advocacy and campaigning Develop local volunteers, human resources and institutions for synergy in DRR Work with the media to aware, advocate and disseminate DRR information Maintain political neutrality and practice the do-no-harm principle Promote equal and inclusive practices in DRR Enlarge national and international collaboration for effective DRR initiatives Advance knowledge management practices Key Involvement NDRC Nepal has been involved in following key actions and interventions with different national and international actors (Government of Nepal, NGO/INGO, UN and Bilateral Agencies in Nepal, and Academic Institution like Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and various institutions in South Asian Countries). Technical Feasibility, Need Assessment for DRR and Humanitarian Response DRR Capacity Building Training Specialized Study and Trainings on WASH, HIV and AIDS, Sphere, Inclusive Development Baseline; Knowledge, Attitude and Practice; Gap and Phasing Out Study and Documentation             It is registered with Kathmandu District Administration Office and affiliated with Social Welfare Council Nepal. NDRC Nepal has a pool of experienced human resources with expertise in the fields of good governance, DRR, CCA, the right-based approach, advocacy and campaigning, gender, and equity. It has reached DRR initiatives in 68 districts of Nepal. Objectives Build awareness and sensitize people at risks to prepare and cope with impending disaster Reduce the vulnerability caused by different hazards and promote sustainable mitigation measures Advocate for favourable and supportive policy environment for effective implementation of DRR initiatives Increase the effectiveness of civil society and promote the role of civilians to contribute towards building resilient communities Conduct research, case studies, lessons learned and good practices for wider dissemination      Vision A disaster risk resilient society Mission Mainstreaming DRR into development programs and policies and actions Goal Enhance the capacity of people and institutions towards disaster resilience lives and livelihoods
  4. 4. Manual for DRR, Participatory Vulnerability Analysis, CCA, Protection, Project Planning, Design and Evaluations DRR Monitoring and Evaluation, Good Practices and Lesson Learn Studies Socio-Anthropological Studies and Action Research on Climate Change and DRR Collaborative Partners and Stakeholders Action Aid Nepal Kathmandu and IDS at Sussex, UK DP Net Nepal Kathmandu Association of INGOs in Nepal Kathmandu Canadian Cooperation Office Nepal Kathmandu Handicap International Nepal Kathmandu Mission East Nepal Kathmandu Plan International Nepal Kathmandu Ministry of Youth and Sports Ministry of Local Development UNDP National Society for Earthquake Technologies (NSET) Ministry of Home Affairs SAGUN ECO-Nepal Federation of Nepal Good Governance Clubs DIPECHO Project Partners Nepal Values and Guiding Principle Maintain and adhere the humanitarian principle and respect human rights based approach Honour local beliefs, cultures, sentiments, experience, and knowledge                      design&printproduction:WPS,5550289,printnepal@gmail.com Maintain standards and accountability; transparency and responsiveness in all activities Organisational Governance As a registered legitimate entity, NDRC Nepal is governed by a constitution that calls for an executive committee to serve as its apex decision- making body. NDRC Nepal has 7-member executive committee that is selected by the general assembly held in August, 2010. This committee is solely responsible for apprising, designing, planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring programme activities. It also runs capacity-building programmes in the coordination with civil society organisations and government agencies. It has adopted administrative, financial and personnel policies to govern its operation. Community aspirations are collected and discussed in executive committee meetings and development projects are implemented once the committee provisionally endorses them, makes amendments to them, and re-endorses them. There are 42 members in NDRC Nepal’s general assembly. It has a seven-member advisory committee that provides strategic direction, clear vision and facilitates the organisation in achieving its ultimate mission.  National Disaster Risk Reduction Center Nepal Dhruba Gautam, Ph.D. Chairperson/Executive Director New Baneshwor-34, Kathmandu GPO Box 19532, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel/Fax: +977-01-4115619, 98510-95808 Email: mail@ndrc.org.np, drrgautam@gmail.com URL: www.ndrc.org.np For further information

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