Introduktion af modeller som skal mindske risikoen for katastrofer i uvejsomme lokalområder i Karnali Zonen i Nepal. | Mission East

Introduktion af modeller som skal mindske risikoen for katastrofer i uvejsomme lokalområder i Karnali Zonen i Nepal.

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Project Aims:

Principal objective: Building resilience to natural disasters for the most vulnerable groups in the remote Karnali region of Nepal, by enabling safer and inclusive environment

Specific objective:
Communities, civil society organisations and local government of Kalikot district and Karnali region are capacitated to advocate for, and mainstream inclusive CBDRR, into local development initiatives.


Project Background:

Nepal is highly affected by natural disasters. Floods, landslides, earthquakes, fires, drought, epidemic are taking their yearly toll on life, livestock, assets and destruction of the cultivated land, reducing food stock. UNDP ranks Nepal as 11th most at-risk country for earthquakes and 30thfor floods. Similarly, it is ranked as 4th in the most at risk from climate change over the next 30 years.

Poverty makes Karnali population more vulnerable to effects of natural hazards. From a vulnerability perspective, districts in Karnali are the poorest and the most vulnerable as per recent UNDAF report 2012. Local population of these districts suffers from chronic food shortage and malnutrition, limited access to clean water and sanitation & health facilities, leading to increased health risk for children, women and other vulnerable groups. If hazards observed in Karnali remain of limited scale, they are numerous and their impact on local economy is important, keeping population in a vicious circle of poverty. Major natural hazards in Kalikot district are drought, landslides, mudflow, erratic rainfall, and storm. Moreover Kalikot lies on the major earthquake fault.

Disasters affect first the most vulnerable groups. Marginalised groups such as Dalits and remote and isolated communities are more affected because they have limited access to land, which usually lay in the most hazardous area in the community. Children, women, people with disability and elderly people suffer from health issues and other risks during disaster. These groups have very limited knowledge and capacity for disaster preparedness and response.


Project Action:

Activities in the project will be geared towards achieving three main results:

Result 1 will see communities in 6 VDCs of Kalikot District mainstream inclusive CBDRR in their development initiatives and communities at high disaster risk will implement preparedness and mitigation measures.

Result 2 will focus on Civil Society actors of Kalikot advocating for Inclusive CBDRR and mainstreaming it in their mandate and practices.

Result 3 will direct Village and District Development Committees of Kalikot to mainstream standard CBDP model into their annual development plan and allocated budget to implement it.



Lauritzen Fonden

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Karnali Region, Nepal