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Safety net campaign0208

  1. 1. Safety Net Campaign: Right to Human Security in Emergency and Disaster “ Saving Lives, Protecting Rights” [email_address] February 27, 2008
  2. 2. Introduction: <ul><li>Safety-Net Campaign is an initiative under taken by the Emergency and Disaster Management Theme of ActionAid Nepal. It carries the value of &quot; Human Security &quot; in the center with Rights Based Agenda to Disaster Management. Under this, Awareness, Organization and Advocacy are the key intervention areas followed by capacity building and resource mobilization for Risk reduction efforts. This also address the issues of vulnerability and hazards of the poor, excluded and vulnerable groups. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction… <ul><li>This initiative is developed in collaboration with local NGOs and stakeholders (all institutions at community, VDC, district, and national level) to influence the decision makers and development actors to come out with a development program, to integrate disaster risk reduction in favor of the rights holders i.e. poor, women, boys and girls for building resilience to Disaster. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction… <ul><li>In addition, &quot;Safety-Net Campaign&quot; analyzes the underlying causes behind people’s vulnerability to Disaster Risk and enacts social security and protection measures to sustain their livelihoods - Right to Lives with dignity ; before, during and after an emergency and disaster. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Aim of SNC: <ul><li>Its main aim is to build capacities, mobilize resources and influence decision makers and powerful development actors to create a regular and sustainable program to deal with disasters in favour of vulnerable people. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Objective of SNC <ul><li>Strengthening Accountability for Social Security and Protection in Disaster Management </li></ul><ul><li>Saving Lives and Protecting Rights in Emergency </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting culture of “Safety” </li></ul><ul><li>Readiness to Rescue, Relief and Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Organize and Disseminate information/ knowledge to Right Holders </li></ul>
  7. 7. Approach to SNC: <ul><li>First, aware and prepare various stakeholders (line-agencies, village development committees, district development committees, development planners, politicians, community development workers and the social workers) at district level. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Approach to SNC… <ul><li>Secondly, links the concept of human security through a rights-based approach for disaster management in collaboration with various civil society organizations (at community, local, district, and national levels). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Actors in SNC: <ul><li>Change Activists </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Society </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Local Government </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Social Political Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Education Institution and Academia </li></ul><ul><li>Donor Community </li></ul>
  10. 10. Actions under taken by SNC: <ul><li>Facilitate claiming compensations for the victims and survivors from the Govt. </li></ul><ul><li>Collect and distribute Relief to the victims and survivors </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilizing resources for Hazard mitigation to the Vulnerable area </li></ul><ul><li>Rescue the victims of “social evils” </li></ul><ul><li>Provide medical aid and protection, psychosocial support to the victims and survivors </li></ul>
  11. 11. SNC in Operation: <ul><li>The &quot; Safety-Net Campaign &quot; is currently ongoing in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rupandehi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chitwan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makwanpur </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rautahat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dhanusha and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Udayapur districts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot; Safety-Net Campaign &quot; (SNC) is also running in collaboration with DiMaN members in Kanchanpur, Nawalparasi, Kathmandu and Lalitpur, Bara, Parsa, Mahottari, Sindhuli, Saptari and Sunsari Districts without DP activists. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. SNC Activities: <ul><li>Under the &quot; Safety-Net Campaign &quot; Partner NGO/Activist helped the vulnerable (poor, excluded and disaster survivors (victim/affected) to get </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on their RIGHTS, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rights to Information on Human Security, Protection, entitlements from the state and process to claim it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similarly, vulnerable people also able to secure the quality/standard relief from the DNDRC, NRCS, DDC, VDC on time when emergency strike. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People with strong threat of Natural Hazards are able to secure support/resources for Hazard Mitigation/Disaster Risk Reduction works from DNDRC/DWIDP/DDC/DSCO. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Ongoing Activities: <ul><li>Struggle is ongoing for the Rehabilitation and resettlement of flood victims, </li></ul><ul><li>compensation of disaster loss (land) or alternative livelihoods, </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access to Micro Finance (PAF)/Institutions (ADB)  for Disaster Recovery, </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of crop insurance and   </li></ul><ul><li>Review over Relief Standards. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Other intervention of SNC : <ul><li>Promoting the integration of Disaster Preparedness with all ongoing Development intervention in the area: such as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and Awareness / REFLECT on DP, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DP for Safer Motherhood and Health & Sanitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Epidemic DP and DWS, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food security and Climate change, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Resource Management and Resource Conservation, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure and Disaster Risk Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Building Safety etc. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Challenges: <ul><li>Sustainability of the Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Additional support to Change Activists </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Social Security Act – Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of clear policy guide lines to enact </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of elected body at Local Government </li></ul>
  16. 16. Future direction: <ul><li>Safety Net Campaign to expand all protection and security issue </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Advocacy for “Safety Net” to support the vulnerable groups </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Net to be strengthened by the Government and Corporate sector </li></ul><ul><li>Linkage between Safety Net and Social Corporate Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Donor education on Safety Net </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank You. Feedbacks, Suggestions are welcome!

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