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.