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

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.

Latest Updates

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 

From one to many

Women have a critical role to play in promoting safer construction practices in their communitiesmore 

Capacitating Masons for Safer Construction

With the aim to generate pool of skilled human resources (engineers/sub-engineers and masons) to support safer construction, 30 engineers and architects including two women from earthquakemore 

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