Draft Report on Flagship 2 Thematic Workshop on Urban Search and Rescue

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Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium/ DP Net

Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and DPNet-Nepal jointly organized a half day national workshop on NRRC Flagship 2 programme: Urban Search and Rescue Capacity in the country Nepal. The workshop was organized in collaboration with Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC) and the United Nations Office for coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Altogether 55 participants attended the workshop from 33 institutions representing a cross section of Government agencies, UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs, Donors, Academic Institutions and Civil Society.

The main objective of the workshop was to build a common understanding among the inter-agency members (Government Agencies, UN Agencies, Red Cross, Cluster Leads, Donors and I/NGOs) and other Search and Rescue stakeholders on the current status of Search and Rescue capacity in the country including gaps and challenges, and jointly develop a plan of action for the future.  The workshop was also aimed at to discuss steps and ways to address current gaps and challenges to fulfil the overall flagship objectives and activities. The draft National Strategy on Search and Rescue was to be presented and discussed to help finalize the document.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Participants are informed on the current status of Search and Rescue capacity, including gaps and challenges.
  2. Increased engagement of all Search and Rescue stakeholders in identifying gaps and challenges as well as to develop a joint plan of action for the future.
  3. Interlink other flagship programme activities developed.