Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP)
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.
What have we accomplished so far
Ensuring that Nepal can withstand future shocks is at the core of UNDP’s earthquake recovery.
In 2015, with UNDP support Nepal has strengthened its building codes and has begun investing in compliance through an integrated electronic permit system. Prior to the earthquake, UNDP and the Government had developed safer construction guidelines and video toolkits for masonry trainings and guidelines for retrofitting buildings. Engineers and masons are undergoing safe construction trainings to build back better and stronger.