Nepal is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world because of its topography and climate
conditions. It ranks 4th, 11th and 30th in terms of climate change, earthquake and flood risks. Other major
disasters in Nepal are landslides, fires, droughts, epidemics, storms, hailstorms, avalanches and the Glacial Lake
In the aftermath of disasters and conflicts, affected countries often experience a sense of urgency to rapidly re-
start development. Countries are under pressure to fast track reconstruction but are challenged by restricted
capacities and tools for efficient decision-making. New development activities in such contexts can therefore have
negative environmental impacts, which undermine long-term economic growth, and create or exacerbate local
vulnerabilities to disasters.
Nepal experienced a 7.8 Richter scale of earthquake in April 2015, which killed nearly 9,000 people,
injured 30,000 and destroyed over 800,000 buildings. Nearly 14 million tons of waste was generated within a
couple of days, 4 million tons of waste alone from Kathmandu, which is equal to waste generated over 11 years
under normal conditions (PDNA 2015). Mixed with hazardous wastes, this large amount of disaster related waste
resulted in adverse impact to public health and the environment. (REA, MoEST, 2015).
LEAD Nepal has been identified as an implementing partner to facilitate and support the Government of Nepal in
convening a workshop / training event and translation of published materials to support capacity-building of key
planners and stockholders.
Objective of the DWM Guideline
The objective of this workshop is to learn from the Asia Pacific Guideline prepared by the Japanese Government
and replicate the best practices in Nepal.
Specific objectives are to:
1. Share DWM Guideline of Asia and the Pacific
2. Share DWM guideline of Nepal
3. Extract suggestions for DWM Strategy and Action Plan of Nepal
1. Participants will be aware on the DWM Guideline of Asia and the Pacific.
2. Participants will be informed on the current scenario of DW of Nepal and the data will be
validated from the line ministries and departments and experts
3. Participants are made updated of the DWM strategy and Action Plan and feedbacks/suggestions
Target group :
a. Political leaders
b. Government line agencies/departments
c. Local Government
e. Private Sector
f. Bilateral agencies, UN agencies and I/NGOs
h. Community leaders
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