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Risk to Resilience through Collective Local Actions (Nexus Project)

Background 

ISET Nepal with the financial support of Dunchurch Aid (DCA) and Changunaryan Municipality is implementing the “Risk to Resilience through Collective Local Actions (Nexus Project)” referring to the priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The project envisions promoting resilient and sustainable urban growth through collective local actions. The collective Local Action refers to the active participation and involvement of local government representatives, Ward Disaster Management Committee, Tole lane Organizations (TLOs), Humanitarian volunteers, Women Champion, Leaders, and Private Sectors. The objective of the project is to reduce the impact of disasters and building resilience of the communities in urban areas of ChanguNarayan Municipality of Bhaktapur District. The project activities will be implemented in the core city, peri-urban and semi-urban context. All the activities of the project such as open space identification, fire preparedness, air pollution monitoring, and mitigation, and preparation of resilience strategy targets to increase preparedness and response capacities of local authorities and communities collaborating with the private sector in the urban context.

Objectives

Overall: To contribute to reducing the impact of disasters and building the resilience of the communities in urban areas

Specific: Targeted municipalities are better prepared to respond to disasters and managing urban risk

Activities

Municipal Kick-off Meeting

The meeting was held on 1st March 2021, in the Changunarayan municipality hall. The Mayor, deputy mayor, chief executive officer, ward chairpersons, members of the municipality’s executive body, representatives from DCA and ISET-Nepal participated in the discussion. The meeting’s main agenda was to inform relevant representatives of Changunarayan municipality about this project and seek their support in implementation. Detailed information on the activities to be carried out under the project was shared among the participants. This session also collected views of the participants on the project activities and sought their support.