Geographic coverage 12 highly flood-prone localities of Madi Municipality
Project duration January to June 2016
Budget NPR 21,82,092
Funding partner/s  Shapla Neer, Japan
Target groups 1,789 households

 
Introduction

As an extension phase of Community Initiative for Disaster Risk Reduction in Chitwan (CIDP) implemented from 2011 to 2015, the follow-up action has been implemented for 6 months in 12 localities of Madi Municipality. The final evaluation in November 2015 reported that not all the community-based people's organisations (CBPOs) were adequately capacitated for flood disaster management as per the project’s expectation. To further capacitate the 12 CBPOs, separate approaches were adopted for additional six months.

Objectives

To develop management capacity of villagers living in flood-prone areas in terms of flood related information and local resources.

Expected results

  • Shared disaster and environment related information to local communities,
  • Strengthened existing coping mechanism against flood at local level, and
  • Enhanced villager’s skill to advocate on local issues and strengthened the capacity on the mobilisation of local resources.

Key achievements (As of June 2016)

  • 52 meetings were conducted to share DRR knowledge to 12 CBPOs,
  • 240 households updated their household contingency plan and 686 households maintained ‘Go Bag’ for emergency situation,
  • 9 CBPOs established emergency /repair and maintenance fund amounting NPR 683,880 and also mobilised successfully during flood and emergency period,
  • 12 CBPOs have prepared their disaster management plan (DMP),
  • 11CBPOs prepared hazard map and displayed in the public place to deliver DRR information in the community, and
  • 656 households have practised existing coping mechanism of flood and they also applied during monsoon in June/July.