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Mainstreaming put to the test: One official's experience in Bhutan ADPC: Mainstreaming put to the test: One official's experience in Bhutan

Published on: 02/28/2013

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Safer Development Planning and Implementation

Type: Impact Stories and Case Studies

File size: 33.32 MB

 

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THIMPHU, Bhutan1 – As a Planning Officer in Bhutan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MoAF) Mr. Sangay Chophel, understands that Disaster Risk Management is essential for the overall wellbeing of the Bhutanese people.

Influenced by an ADPC training course on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management, Mr. Chophel has taken it upon himself to devise a Mainstreaming strategy for the MoAF to propose in Bhutan’s 11th Five Year Plan.

“In Bhutan natural hazards can be devastating. Storms, flash floods, landslides and earthquakes can destroy a farmer’s entire crop yield. Many people here rely on agriculture for their livelihood. If you take way their crop, you are taking away their means to survive,” he explained to ADPC in a recent interview.