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.
This report presents findings of a capacity assessment project conducted in Nepal in August, 2012. The project was sponsored by the United Nation Development Programme and Nepalese government. The goal of the project was to
- Assess Nepal's capacity to respond to disasters
- Provide constructive suggestions to help the nation establish immediate search and rescue capability while
- Building up a sustainable emergency management system in the long term.
Based on Chapter G of the INSARAG Guidelines as well as lessons learned from previous USAR capacity development projects, the focus of this scoping mission was expanded from purely USAR to include emergency response capacity.