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Safer Cities 1: Community Based Initiatives in Kathmandu Valley ADPC: Safer Cities 1: Community Based Initiatives in Kathmandu Valley

Published on: 01/30/2002

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Resilient Cities and Urban Management

Type: Impact Stories and Case Studies

File size: 5.70 MB

 

Publication Overview/Description

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.