Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP)

Dr. Narayan Khadka, Honorable Minister of Urban Development formally launched the Video Toolkit on Earthquake Safe Building Constructions

What have we accomplished so far

  • In 2014, UNDP with funding from Korea, UK and UNDP/BCPR continued supporting the Government of Nepal to ensure effective implementation of the National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management (NSDRM). Advocacy has led to concerned ministries allocating an average 4.85 percent of their annual budgets to disaster/climate risk management issues.

  • Developed with the support of UNDP, the Electronic Building Permit System (e-BPS) promotes earthquake safe construction practices, through a simplified online system compliant to National Building Code for Nepal. UNDP support for building code implementation now covers six VDCs and five municipalities of Kathmandu Valley.

  • In 2014, UNDP has extended its programme through two initiatives, funded by Republic of Korea and UNDP/BCPR respectively, linking livelihood and CRM in order to further improve community resilience in Chitwan and Sindhupalchok.

  • UNDP also promoted synergy among programmes, resulting in the integration of a disaster risk assessment and training programme into enterprise development, and providing entrepreneurship training to improve the sustainability of cardamom and broom grass farmers in Dolakha. These fast growing and high yield crops act as soil erosion controlling measures, reducing landslide risks to the communities.

  • Disaster sensitive policy development was also supported through:

    • Aiding the National Planning Commission (NPC) to integrate DRM into the current Three Year Plan (2013/14 to 2015/16) and review its mainstreaming into sub-national level planning.

    • Supporting MoSTE and MoHA efforts to mainstream CRM through a C/DRM system.

    • Supporting MoHA efforts to enhance coordination among DRM stakeholders in the preparation of a ten-year (2005-2014) progress report on the Hyogo Framework for Action.

    • Completing a study on fire risk management existing mechanisms, effectiveness and future needs in Nepal.

    • UNDP has also supported the GoN in institutionalising D/CRM training and educational programmes into formal training curricula. Public national training institutions, such as Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) and Local Training Development Academy (LDTA), have developed courses to be integrated into existing training for new government officials, and trained over 100 this year.

    • UNDP has supported the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) to initiate the installation of an early warning system (EWS) in the downstream of Tsho Rolpa glacial lake in Dolakha and mobilized private sector to support this initiative.

Latest Updates

  • Mr. Rameshwor Dangal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ms. Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Deputy Country Director, Ms. Sapana Malla Pradhan, Senior advocate and former Constituent Assembly member launch the Training Manual on Integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion into Disaster/Climate Risk Management.

    Towards Gender Inclusive Disaster Risk Management

    Experts and stakeholders working in disaster risk management (DRM) have made a call to better integrate gender equality and social inclusion into DRM, in order tomore

  • A glimpse of the training. Photo: UNDP Nepal

    Fire Fighting Training ( Phase 2)
    UNDP_NP_CDRMP news section

    Today the 2nd phase of the Fire Fighting Training started at Special Task Force Battalion of APF (Armed Police Force) in Halchowk, the training will gomore

  • Basic Fire Service Training

    Summary: A four-week “Basic Fire Fighting Services Training from 30 October to 30 November 2012 were held held in the National Police Training Academy, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu.more

Project Overview


Project duration:
February 2011 to December 2015

Geographic coverage:
Policy level project at central government level Also in 21 hill, 12 Terai and 6 mountain districts

Focus Area:
Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Implementing partners:
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Urban Development
Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development
National Planning Commission

UNDP focal point: Vijaya P. Singh
Assistant Country Director, UNDP
PO Box 107
Tel: (+977-1) 5523200 Ext. 1028