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 Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP) since 2011 as part of the Strategic Partnership Framework (SPF), signed between the Geneva based 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 MoHA, MoFALD, other partner ministries, departments and local governments as well as empowering vulnerable communities toward increased resilience. The programme intends to contribute towards achieving Nepal’s UNDAF Outcome 7, which states: people living in areas vulnerable to climate change and disasters benefit from improved risk management and are more resilient to hazard-related shocks. 

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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 2016

Geographic coverage:
Policy level project at central government level. Also in 54 districts ( Terai: 19 districts, Hills: 27 districts, Mountains: 8 districts) representing all 5 development regions.

Focus Area:
Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Implementing partners:

Primary Partner:
Ministry of Home Affairs.

Other partners include:
Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Ministry of Urban Development,
National Planning Commission,
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation and Ministry of Agriculture Development
Kathmandu Valley Development Authority

National Government Training Institutions:
Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC)
Local Development Training Academy (LDTA) and
Tribhuvan University-Central Department of Environmental Science (TU-CDES).

UNDP focal point:

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