Urban DRR Toolkit Release

On 3rd March 2020, Urban Disaster Risk Reduction (UDRR) Toolkit was jointly released by Honorable Minister Hridayesh Tripathi, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA), Mr. Yadav Prasad Koirla-Secretary of MoFAGA and Mr. Anil Pokharel-Chief Executive of National Disaster Risk Reduction Authority (NDRRMA) in a consultative meeting held at MoFAGA seminar hall.

ISET-Nepal and the consortium members provided technical support to the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFAGA) to develop this toolkit and worked in close consultations with project wards, DRR experts, officials of, Ministry of Urban Development and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA). The toolkit aims to enhance the capacity of municipalities, local people and wards to reduce disaster risks in overall disaster management cycle: preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The kit consists of 26 different tools that can be applied for local level vulnerability and capacity assessment. It is a guideline for assessment of local priorities on disaster risk reduction and development of local level disaster management plan.

Salient Features of the Toolkit

  • Composite of the existing toolkits and modified to suit the urban context.
  • Use of Climate Resilience Framework (CRF) that assess vulnerability of a community and identify strategies to build resilience and adaptive capacity
  • Helps in implementation of disaster risk reduction plans using scientific method in a practical way.
  • Helpful to prevent people’s vulnerabilities to disasters and aware the policy makers and stakeholders on the existing tools to manage DRR as well as strengthening the DRR policy framework in the country.
  • Risk reduction, plan formulation and implementation are important tools mentioned in this toolkit.
  • Useful for municipalities, organizations working on DRM, elected representatives, officials, local people, community leaders.
  • Effectively engage local communities with DRR activities and link their concern with government priorities.
  • Systematic disaster management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Use of sets of tools based on technical, economic and human resources available at the local level.