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Increment of investment commitments for flood resilience

The video is a panel discussion on DRR and flood resilience fund increment dialogue at province-7 organized by ZFRA.

A Practitioner's Guidebook on Climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction Interventions in Agriculture...

This guidebook has been developed to be used by local government employees, and other practitioners, engaged in mainstreaming climate smart disaster risk reduction into development planning at local government level in the Asian Region.

Report on Climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction Interventions in Agriculture Sector - Flood Hazard

Climate Change is inevitable and the agriculture and water sectors are the most vulnerable. Recent studies have shown that due to climate change, the world is moving towards scenarios of either too much, or too little, water. Agriculture is an open system and provides livelihoods for 60% of...

Gender Transformative Early Warning Systems: Nepal

Early warning systems (EWS) that do not explicitly consider gender are likely to increase the marginalization or vulnerability of marginalized gender groups. Research in Nepal explores the interaction between gender and flood early warning systems, extracting key findings, and distilling a...

Communicating complex forecasts: an analysis of the approach in Nepal's flood early warning system

Early warning systems have the potential to save lives and improve resilience. However, barriers and challenges remain in disseminating and communicating early warning information to institutional decision-makers, community members and individuals at risk, including unequal access, insufficient...

Cost-benefit analysis of flood early warning system in the Karnali River Basin of Nepal

Nepal is severely flood-prone and ranks 20th worldwide in terms of flood-affected population. Although it is widely acknowledged that both national and community-based early warning systems (EWS) can reduce the impact of floods, studies quantifying the cost-benefits remain scarce. This study...

Water Source Management in Flood Prone Area

Apart from the physical threat, flood influence on human health is an increasing concern across the globe. During flood, there is an increased risk of contamination of drinking water source due to bacteria and any other contaminants that may be present in the flood water. Thus it is important to...

Case study: Nepal earthquake 2015 - engaging communities to build resilience and accountability...

UNICEF Nepal’s Communication for Development (C4D) response in the immediate aftermath adopted a step-by-step approach, starting with media channels that were still functional, for the immediate dissemination of life-saving messages, collection of feedback on the needs and concerns of affected...

National Climate Change Policy, 2076 (2019) of Nepal- English

Climate Change is a serious problem emerging at global level. Poor and developing countries like Nepal are affected more compared to rich and developed ones.Despite its negligible contribution to total global emissions of green houses, Nepal is one of the countries that as high risks of adverse...

Characterization of hydro-meteorological drought in Nepal Himalaya: A case of Karnali River Basin

Himalayan river basin is marked by a complex topography with limited observational data. In the context of increasing extreme events, this study aims to characterize drought events in the Karnali River Basin (KRB). Firstly, historical data for 34-years (1981–2014) from ten different stations were...

Resilience Building Handbook

From the heart of Tanzania to the mountains of Ethiopia to the borders of Bangladesh and Nepal; VSO’s resilience programming is rapidly increasing. Volunteers, staff and partners have all played such a key role in this and already there is a positive impact on the children and adults involved....

Seasonal Disaster Review-Monsoon related disasters in Nepal 20 June to 12 October 2019

The Seasonal Disaster Review 2019 is the second volume of its type published by Ministry of Home Affairs Nepal (the first one published in 2018). The review includes the loss and damage data, the initiations undertaken and lessons while managing the disaster during monsoon period of 2019. This...

Consultations with members of parliament on disaster risk reduction and management in Nepal

The consultations held by International Organization for Migration, with financial support from USAID/OFDA, are part of the project “Technical Support to Government of Nepal to Implement the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act”.This project was formulated in June 2018 with an aim to...

Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation in Nepal: A Pathway towards Climate...

This paper mainly focuses on reviewing the progress made in implementing the Nationally Determined Contribution of Nepal with a special focus on three sectors: energy, transport & industry. Other relevant policies and strategies related to these sectors, that have the potential to contribute to...

Climate services to build resilient communities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Climate services involve the production, translation, transfer, and use of past, present, and future climate data and information to support climate-informed planning, policy, and practice in key sectors. These services are an essential component of a country’s efforts to address climate- related...

Needs and Capacity Assessment of Fourteen Rural and Urban Municipalities on Disaster Risk...

Nepal’s 2015 constitution set the course for a major shift of power from the Federal to the Provincial and Municipal levels of government. The constitution places the responsibility for ‘Disaster Management’ with local government. The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Act, 2017 and...

Budget governance for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation under Nepal's new...

Floods affect more people globally than any other type of natural hazard, with over 734 million people affected in the last ten years (IFRC, 2018). With climate change, flood impacts on countries and communities are projected to increase. Nepal is exposed to a multitude of natural and...

What Nepal can teach the world about resilience

This case study from communities in Nepal shows that it’s possible for even those with limited resources to better equip themselves to face flood risks – helped by committed individuals and Zurich’s flood resilience alliance.

Voices from Karnali, Nepal

When monsoon rains caused the Karnali river to burst its banks in July 2014, communities along the length of the river were forced to flee. While many made it to safety, numerous people lost assets, their livelihoods were interrupted, and property was damaged. This case study shows how...

Nepal in the Monsoon – tragedy tinged with hope

This case study gives an overview of floods in Karnali, Nepal, in 2014, how the early warning systems in place were able to save lives, and what we learnt from this event that has since been incorporated in the work of Practical Action and the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance.

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