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

Chitra Bahadur Damai from Sindhupalchowk. Photo: CDRMP
Resolving reconstruction dilemmas: NRA's toll-free helpline

With help from the National Reconstruction Authority’s toll-free inquiry service, Chitra Bahadur Damai was able to sort out issues with the release of his reconstruction grant and resume rebuildingmore 

Nir Bahadur Basnet from Dolakha. Photo: CDRMP
Tracking the flow: NRA’s helpline gives homeowners vital information on reconstruction grants

Nir Bahadur Basnet and his fellow Dolakha villagers were able to better understand the process of releasing reconstruction grants thanks to operators of the National Reconstruction Authority’s toll-free servicemore 

Photos: CDRMP/UNDP
Charting futures: Free drawing preparation initiative to build back better

UNDP recently joined hands with the Chautara Sangachowkgadhi Municipality in Sindhupalchowk to guide earthquake-affected homeowners in the district towards safer and more resilient reconstructionmore 

NRA launches toll-free helpline

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 

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