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
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
Two technologies for EQ safe housing piloted by UNDP have been approved by the Government of Nepal and included in the “Catalogue for Reconstruction of Earthquakemore
A new report from the Ministry of Home Affairs—prepared with technical support courtesy of UNDP—provides insight on how overall governance, institutional mechanisms, resource mobilization, capacities, coordination,more
A four-day training and assessment programme involving airport authorities, military and humanitarian partners is being held to develop a customized disaster response action plan for Tribhuvanmore
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 in Melamchi to help them build back bettermore
February 19, 2015
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 to address the issues of women, children, persons with disabilities, poor and other vulnerable groups.
Video toolkit on earthquake safe construction launched
May 20, 2014
Dr. Narayan Khadka, Nepal's Minister of Urban Development formally launched the video toolkit on earthquake safe building Construction in Hotel Himalayan today.
Fire Fighting Training (Phase 2)
February 11, 2013
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 go on from 11th February till 8th March 2013.
Basic Fire Service Training
December 05, 2012
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.
Female Masons Trained in Earthquake Safe Construction for the First Time in Nepal
September 14, 2012
For the first time ever in Nepal, an exclusive training for female masons on earthquake resilient construction techniques was organised from 10 to 14 September 2012 in Kathmandu.
National Planners trained on mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management and Climate Risk Management
April 17, 2012
Sustainable Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Climate Risk Management (CRM) and the protection of development gains in Nepal requires the mainstreaming of these approaches into planning, policies and programmes.
Kirtipur masons trained on earthquake resilient building
March 30, 2012
Thirty two masons from the Kirtipur municipality were trained in earthquake resilient technology in building construction from March 26 to 30, 2012.
Nepali Planners Getting ready for Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning
March 12, 2012
UNDP Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP) is supporting for an e-learning courses on Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning (RSLUP). The key objective of the course is to orient and sensitize the planners and engineers of Government and Municipal staffs on Risk sensitive land Use Planning.
Policy makers, bureaucrats discuss disaster, climate risk...
May 07, 2012
Policy makers and bureaucrats of Nepal have been working to integrate Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Risk Management (CRM) agenda into development plans.
Handover of fire safety equipment to 5 Municipalities of Kathmandu Valley
December 20, 2011
A number of recent reports have underscored that making Nepal safer will require strong first response capacity. In Nepal, every year fire causes significant loss of life and property.
Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management issues in Planning Process
September 30, 2011
The National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management (NSDRM) has acknowledged that absence of mainstreaming disaster reduction in the development process in the past resulted not only in the loss of physical properties and human lives, but also destructions of basic infrastructures.
Sensitizing the CA member for DRM issues
September 30, 2011
The Ministry of Home Affairs organized a sensitization workshop on 29th September 2011 and an Earthquake drill on 30th September for the Constituent Assembly members in Kathmandu to raise the awareness on Disaster Risk Management issues among the policy makers.
Enabling Communities to Manage Water Induced Disaster Risks
June 14, 2011
Bringing government departments in closer collaboration around the issues of disaster management and soil conservation can help safeguard livelihoods and contribute to more effective government investments in Nepal.
Planning for Early Recovery
June 10, 2011
UNDP is global early recovery lead agency within the international system. In high disaster risk countries like Nepal UNDP needs a plan outlining how it will both support coordination and programming that will help the government and the community to rebuild the victims’ lives and livelihoods in the wake of a medium to large scale disaster.
Automated system to digitize building permits in Kathmandu
A new automated system supported by UNDP will make obtaining building permits easier in two municipalities in the Kathmandu Valley. The system expected to go live in June this year will integrate safer building codes into existing building permit approval system.
Villagers no longer abandon their homes when they see rain clouds
Villagers throughout Nepal eagerly wait for the monsoon season to begin as the rain carrying clouds help irrigate farms and fields that support livelihoods of over 70 percent population. But it is also a season that brings untold sufferings—uprooting communities and leaving death and destruction in their wake.