Exposure Visit and Multi-stakeholder Event : Application of Nature based Solution (NbS) in Nepal Local Road Network

With the support of the European Union (EU), Scott Wilson Nepal (SWN) organized a two-day Exposure Visit from 4 to 5 March 2024 to the Dharan-Dhankuta road, under the Pratibaddha-II project. The exposure visit was followed by a multi-stakeholder event on 6 March 2024, which was organized by the Department of Local Infrastructure (DoLI) and co-organized by SWN.

The key participants included: the Department of Roads (DoR), the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Authority (NDRRMA), the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport-Bagmati Province (MoPIT), the Chamber of Commerce and Industries (NCC), the National Association of Rural Municipalities in Nepal (NARMIN), Barhabise Municipality, Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality-Sindhupalchok district, Naukunda Rural Municipality, and Uttargaya Rural Municipality-Rasuwa district.

The focus of the exposure visit was to assist the officials of the local government and Bagmati Province in observing and learning about the best practices of bioengineering, enabling them to apply these practices for slope stabilization and effective landslide mitigation in the municipalities of Bagmati province. Following the exposure visit, a multi-stakeholder event took place in Kathmandu, exploring the theme ‘Review of applications of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in local road networks in Nepal for enhanced disaster and climate resilience’ to promote quality, safety, and resilience through the adoption of best practices in road construction and landslide mitigation works’.

The project, Pratibaddha-II (Together for Disaster Preparedness and Early Action in Landslide Affected Hill Areas of Nepal), is led by People in Need, with its consortium partners: CSRC, Save the Children Nepal, and S.W. Nepal Pvt Ltd.

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