Safer Cities 1: Community Based Initiatives in Kathmandu Valley
ADPC: Safer Cities 1: Community Based Initiatives in Kathmandu Valley
Published on: 01/30/2002
Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Department: Resilient Cities and Urban Management
Type: Impact Stories and Case Studies
File size: 5.70 MB
This case study focuses on community-based initiatives under the Kathmandu Valley Earthquake Risk Management Project (KVERMP) (1997-2001). It highlights lessons learned from a pioneering community-based disaster management process developed in Ward 34 of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and the implementation of a participatory approach in KVERMP’s School Earthquake Safety program.
Ways in which spin-offs have emerged from KVERMP’s pilot efforts are included: the adoption of disaster management activities in other wards neighboring Ward 34; the escalation of earthquake
awareness in Nagbahal community of Lalitpur; and the initiation by Ward 8 of Gorkha District to seek
assistance in developing an earthquake-safe community.