blog client

Client

People in Need (PIN), Czech Republic

blog project period

Project Period

July 2020- Oct 2021

blog project area

Project Area

Bhotekoshi and Barhabise Mun of Sindhupalchowk district, Bigu and Tamakoshi Mun of Dolakha district.  

practice area

Practice Area

Land Risk Management/Capacity Building /Local Governance/DRR/DRM

service area

Service Area

cross cutting

Cross Cutting Issues

Capacity Building

The project “Risk Informed Landslide management in Nepal’s Hill Areas” is a European Commission funded program under ECHO that aims to improve resilience of hill communities in four municipalities in Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha districts through strengthening risk-informed landslide management at the local level. SWN is in a consortium with PIN, NSET, Durham University (DU), UK and Newcastle University (NU), UK.

Objectives of the project

The objective of the project is to build capacity of Local Government authorities and disaster management institutions and national government to increase their understanding of landslide hazards, the risks they pose and impact of human disturbance on communities exposed to hazard risks. The specific objectives are to:

  • Develop capacities of key local authorities on a risk-informed participatory planning
  • Ensure sufficient resources for DRRM are included in municipal budgets and local plans
  • Introduce safe and risk-informed road construction practices and advocacy for minimum technical standards
  • Raise awareness of communities on landslide risks and mitigation measures
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Key activities and services by SWN

SWN undertakes key activities to build capacity of a range of local government, and communities through:

  • Conduct 16 events of participatory workshops
  • Prepare and disseminate IEC materials.
  • Conduct 116 events of awareness campaigns.
  • Assist local authorities to apply risk-informed landslide management in local planning
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Expected Outputs of the assignment

The project envisages achieving the following outputs at the end of the assignment period:

  • Mainstream landslide mitigation measures into local policy/plans/budgets
  • All four municipalities will include mitigation measures and ensuring sufficient resources for DRRM in local plans/budgets
  • At least 10% of local budgets for 2021-2022 fiscal year will be allocated for DRRM

Keywords:

Disaster, Landslide Hazard, Advocacy, Risk Informed Planning, Local Government