SCDRR NEPAL

Nepal, a tiny Himalayan country, is considered one of the most vulnerable nations to disaster. The entire country lies in a zone that is prone to high seismic activity. Earthquakes, floods, landslides, storms, hailstones, avalanches, fire hazards and epidemics are common natural disasters that expose Nepal to a high degree of risk. Besides the threat of these natural calamities, climate change is another factor that creates a significantly profound challenge to the environment. Over the past decade or so, several initiatives have been taken by international and regional agencies to support the national effort to protect and prepare Nepal for these challenges. However, a lot more still needs to be done to make Nepal a disaster resilient country. To complement international frameworks and to strengthen actions that reduce climate change risks, a group of experts in related subjects from different walks of life decided to establish a nongovernmental organization to meet these challenges. The main objective of this organization is to support Nepalís efforts to build disaster risk resilienceóboth present and future. Since its establishment in 2011, the NGOís mission has been to mainstream disaster reduction and climate change adaptation in country development strategies in order to minimize vulnerabilities to natural hazards.

Establishment

  • Board Decision for Establishment -11.11.11 (11th November 2011)
  • Registered at CDO Office, Lalitpur - 23 November 2011 (Reg. No.  3430/068)
  • PAN Registration at Internal Revenue Office - 07th December 2011 (Reg. No. 305266706)
  • Registration at Social Welfare Commission - 11th December 2011 (Affiliation Reg. No. 33882)

Name

The name of organization is the "Strategic Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction Nepal". To address popularly in short form it is called as SCDRR-Nepal.

Type

It is an independent, nonprofit and nongovernmental organization.

Core Values

Humanity, Integrity, Commitment, Quality and Social Inclusion

Vision

Assist and collaborate with national and international efforts by adopting disaster risk reduction measures to mitigate and prepare for all potential disasters in Nepal

Mission

To protect and prevent loss of life, property and environment from disaster by preparing the Nepalese community through pre disaster risk reduction, mitigation, education, outreach and training programs.

Objectives

  • Minimize Human Suffering in disasters and emergencies.
  • Advocate for the right of the people in Need related to disasters.
  • Promote Preparedness and Prevention.
  • Prevent economic impact caused by disaster.
  • Enhance Disaster Response Capacity at Community level through trainings and capacity building.
  • Facilitate Sustainable solutions related to disasters.

Focus Areas

Main focusing areas are follows:

  • Carry out Consultancy Service on disaster related subjects
  • Focus priority on Climate Change
  • Research and Survey
    • Seismic Assessment (Vertical and Horizontal)
    • Vulnerability Assessment of existing infrastructures.
    • Identification, Selection and Conduct Research and Survey on other related subjects as and when required.
    • Assessment of floods and landslide prone zone.
  • Safety
    • Identify available Critical Infrastructures and recommend suggested measures for risk reduction and retrofitting.
    • Assessment and Capacity building of Medical Treatment facilities.
    • Focus activities to promote concept of Private Public Partnership on related issues.
    • Identification of Vulnerable people and capacity building.
  • Holistic approach on planning and review of Community and Individual citizen's response capacity building.
  • Conduct or Coordinate Training, Education and Awareness Program
  • Trained and educate communities on SAR.
  • Focus on Priorities on environmental issues related to natural and manmade disaster and climate change.
  • Information sharing with other national and international partners.
  • Coordination with UNOCHA, Governmental, International and nongovernmental agencies on HA/DR operations.
  • Coordination with MOHA, Other related ministry and departments, local government bodies, Security forces and nongovernmental agencies and municipalities and VDCs for disaster and emergencies.
  • Establish Relationship with educational institutions, local communities, and commercial authorities to disaster risk reduction and enhance the capacity in emergency crisis management.