Dipecho v aan hfa drr orientation brief report

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Dipecho v aan hfa drr orientation brief report

  1. 1. January 2010, Kathmandu Surakshit Samudaya II Building Disaster Resilient Communities, Nepal ORIENTATION ON HFA/DRR REPORT ActionAid Nepal DIPECHO Project Publication The Context ActionAid Nepal is implementing a project Education, and 4) Local resource What is HFA? titled “Surakshit Samudaya II”, a DIPECHO mobilization. project in two disaster prone districts of The World Conference on Disaster Risk Nepal, towards building disaster resilient In order to contribute in building communities through disaster management. enabling policy environment in Disaster Reduction held from 18 to 22 January, The project is funded by European Risk Reduction(DRR); four events of 2005 in Kobe, Hyogo Japan that Commission Humanitarian Aid department orientations on Hyogo Framework for adopted present Framework of Action under fifth DIPECHO Action Plan for South Action/DRR to the government bodies, 2005-2015: Building resilience of Asia and co-financed by Australian NGO leaders, political leaders and other Government through AUSAID. stakeholders were organized in Sunsari Nations and communities to disasters. and Banke districts during November- This framework is well known as AAN-DIPECHO V project has main four December, 2009. Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA). components, 1) Capacity Building 2) Enabling policy environment 3) Awareness and HFA Priorities of Action 1. Ensure that disaster risk reduction is a national and a local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation 2. Identify, assess and monitor disaster risks and enhance early warning 3. Use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels 4. Reduce the underlying risk factors 5. Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response at all levels Objective and methodologies Objective of the orientation events, disaster data and fact presentation, analytical presentation of existing mechanism The objectives of the orientation and current gaps in disaster risk reduction workshop were: initiatives in Nepal.  To sensitize Government Officers, NGO A set of questions was distributed to the leaders, political parties, journalists and participants to evaluate the effectiveness of other stakeholders on the issue of the program. Disaster Risk Reduction and Hyogo Framework of Action Facilitation  To enhance awareness and sensitivity of The programs were facilitated by renowned the participants towards persons in DRR sector. Dr. Meen Bahadur implementation of Hyogo Framework Poudyal, and Mr. Lekhnath Pokhrel. for Action, and mainstreaming DRR into Moderating work was taken care by Mr. development Deepak Acharya and Mr. Bishnu Hari Wagle. Methodology Ms. Vera Van Ek of Handicap International also took session on mainstreaming disability The participants were sensitized on the in DRR. Briefing about DIPECHO project were issues using different methods of carried out by Shyam Sundar Jnavaly and information sharing that included Pratima Shrestha. presentation of photographs of disaster
  2. 2. Surakshit Samudaya II: Building Disaster Resilient Communities, Nepal Participants There were 171 participants representing government officials, NGO Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) leaders, journalists, political parties in the orientations. The program, orientation dates and venues are as follows: The concept and practice of reducing disaster risk through systematic efforts to analyse and manage Title of orientation No of Date and Venue the causal factors of disasters, including through participants reduced exposure to hazards, lessened vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land Orientation to NGO leaders 57 November 22, 2009/ Hotel on DRR & HFA Phulbari, Inaruwa and environment and improved preparedness for adverse events. Orientation to Government 48 November 23, 2009/Hotel (UNISDR, 2009) Officers on DRR & HFA Phulbari, Inaruwa Orientation to NGO leaders 31 December 30, 2009/Hotel on DRR & HFA Om Tandori, Nepalgunj Orientation to Government 35 December 31, 2009/ Hotel Officers on DRR & HFA Om Tandori, Nepalgunj Training procedure, evaluation and outcome Proceeding Finally documentary on DIPECHO works in Nepal was presented. The closing session The orientations program begun with the ended with the participants evaluation, and Outcome welcome speech from the organizer. It is vote of thanks provided by the organizer. The programs have achieved the result of followed by the sharing of the sensitizing and enhancing awareness orientation objectives in detail. The chief Evaluation building of the participants about DRR and guest inaugurated the program along HFA. with inauguration speech. The evaluation was carried out providing formats to each participants. The Then the facilitator presented compilation of participants evaluation of The orientation programs were successful photographs contextual to DRR, disaster one of the orientation is: to sensitize on the issue of DRR and HFA database, the mechanism of disaster  100% participants found the program not only to government officials and NGO management. He then briefly discussed effective to increase the level of leaders but also to the political leaders as about the Hyogo Framework of Action. understanding on the need of DRR well as journalist in some extent. The facilitators made a spell binding  92% felt the existing DRR policy presentation that captivated the framework in not sufficient for risk audience towards mainstreaming DRR reduction in Nepal Risk reduction is not the responsibility of into development.  100% participants felt need of strong DDRC alone, but should be the business of DRR policy framework in Nepal all. I am sure this orientation program will The presentation followed by the topic  88% participants felt DRR makes help us to integrate disaster management mainstreaming disability into DRR. The economic sense not only in theoretical aspects but in AAN DIPECHO project approach and practicality. I request all of the participants  96% participants felt DRR should be modality were also presented. The to study HFA book provided; and do inclusive especially to PWDs question answer sessions were kept accordingly in days to come. open in any time between the presentations. -Shared by Mr. Ram Prasad Thapaliya, Chief District Officer, Banke

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