Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP)

 Hon'ble Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Mr. Kamal Thapa inaugurating the e-BPS launch, 06 Dec 2015

UNDP has been implementing the Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP) since 2011 as part of the Strategic Partnership Framework (SPF), signed between the Geneva-based Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (UNDP/BCPR) and UNDP Nepal and in accordance with the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium. The programme aims to strengthen the institutional and legislative aspects of disaster risk management (DRM) in Nepal by building the capacities of the Ministry of Home Affaris (MoHA), the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development ( MoFALD), National Planning Commission (NPC), other partner ministries, departments and local governments  as well as empowering vulnerable communities toward increased resilience...Read More

What have we accomplished so far

  • Institutional & Legislative System

The strengthening or establishment of ILS involves preparation and formalization of policy frameworks, the creation of national structures for DRM, the preparation of national plans and other planning instruments, the review and revision of existing legal and regulatory frameworks or the development of new legislation and the creation of national capacity building, resources and management support programmes and partnerships (international and national level

  • Strategic Linkages with the other Sectors (Mainstreaming)

Nepal is a country with high disaster risk and low disaster risk management capacities. Recurrent disasters, particularly at the local level, are compromising the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While there is clearly a need to strengthen capacities of focal institutions dealing with the consequences of disasters, in order to achieve sustainable reduction in disaster risk, it is equally important to integrate disaster risk reduction concerns in the workings of key development sectors that are exposed to natural disasters. The NSDRM fully recognizes this and has accordingly made provisions for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in nine (9) different sectors. This programme area will aim to advance this aspect of the NSDRM.

  • Nepal National Building Code and Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning

Although the National Building Code (NBC) came into existence in 1994, it was approved by the government Nepal only in 2003 through a decisionof the Cabinet. The Bureau of Standards and Metrology has initiated a process for defining the draft Building Code as a Nepal Standard. Several of the 22 documents prepared for the National Building Code, which focuses on seismic safety, were accepted as Nepal Standards. The Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC), under the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works, is the lead agency for the implementation of the building code.... Read More

Latest Updates

NRA sets up helpline for quake-affected

In Nepal, a new toll-free helpline launched by the National Reconstruction Authority with UNDP's support is set to connect quake-affected people directly with the government Tomore 

E-governance initiative for resilient construction in Kathmandu Valley

Three municipalities in the Valley have made an official shift in favor of improved governance in building practices and compliance with the National Building Code withmore 

A future in sight: UNDP helps a visually-impaired man come home

UNDP’s Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme was able to help visually-challenged Khil Bahadur from Sindhupalchowk acquire both his identity papers and a roof over his headmore 

UNDP-piloted EQ-safe housing technologies included in Government catalogue

Two technologies for EQ safe housing piloted by UNDP have been approved by the Government of Nepal and included in the “Catalogue for Reconstruction of Earthquakemore 

Photo: Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi/UNDP
Nepal’s airports prepare for future natural disasters

A four-day training and assessment programme involving airport authorities, military and humanitarian partners is being held to develop a customized disaster response action plan for Tribhuvanmore 

A step towards better disaster governance: Report on lessons learned from the 2015 earthquake

A new report from the Ministry of Home Affairs—prepared with technical support courtesy of UNDP—provides insight on how overall governance, institutional mechanisms, resource mobilization, capacities, coordination,more 

Wheels in motion: UNDP offers free construction counseling and drawing-preparation services for vulnerable households in quake-hit areas

UNDP’s CDRMP—with support from the Japanese government and in collaboration with the Institute of Engineering—has offered free construction counseling and drawing-preparation services to earthquake-affected households inmore 

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