Mainstreaming livelihood centred approaches to disaster management

Practical Action Nepal

Project: Mainstreaming livelihood centered approaches to disaster risk reduction
Implementing dates: January 2007 - December 2010
Total project budget: £233,648
Co-funding: None

Practical Action's Nepal office implemented the disaster management project entitled “Mainstreaming livelihood centered approaches to disaster risk reduction” from 2007 to 2010 with financial support from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom.

The project enabled poor communities to build secure lives and cope better with hazards such as floods, landslides, droughts and wildlife intrusions that has impact on livelihoods and assets of the communities. It focused on the current threats of prevailing hazards as well as increasing resilience of the communities to cope with their extent in future events.

Target beneficiaries were 718 households directly through trainings, input support, physical infrastructure improvement, social and institutional networks and better management of natural resources. The project component included:

  • community level integrated disaster risk reduction and development planning for different hazards such as floods, landslides, wildlife intrusion and fire by constructing embankments, spurs and dykes, fences
  • strengthening local communities’ capacity to protect themselves, identify and implement appropriate land use and farming technologies to increase their livelihood by reducing the risks of crop failure and promote productivity in the long term.

The field activities of the project were implemented in Chitwan and Nawalparasi districts in partnership with MADE Nepal and Sahamati respectively.

Project objective: The objective of the project was to reduce the loss of lives and property of the vulnerable communities from disasters, especially water induced by building their capacity for preparedness and disaster management.

Contact person: Dinanath Bhandari

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