Strengthening Community Resilience To Climate-Induced Disaster Risks In Urlabari, Morang

Strengthening Community Resilience to Climate-Induced Disaster Risks in Urlabari, Morang
RRN Executive Director, Dr. Arjun K Karki and Yuji Takeshita, Country Representative, Shapla Neer signing the contract for the SCRCDR Project

Geographic Coverage

Urlabari, Koshi Province

Project Duration

2023/05/01

Budget

NPR 25,36,92,459

Project Status

Ongoing

Target Groups

and Beneficiaries

The target group of the SCRCDR Project are the residents in river corridors of Ward no. 2 and 3 of Urlabari Municipality

Funding Partners

Shapla Neer/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan

Project Summary

The project aims to understand Morang District’s profile in Nepal, where there is a high risk of flooding, leading to human casualties, property damage, and displacement. These floods disproportionately affect low-lying communities, causing house damage, loss of life, and farmland destruction. Meanwhile, upland communities heavily rely on forest resources, contributing to deforestation and other ecological losses. The project’s primary objective is to bring together both upstream and downstream communities to address the causes and impacts of floods in Morang District. It aligns with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, emphasizing the importance of considering local contexts and the needs of vulnerable populations. Additionally, it aligns with Nepal’s National Water Plan, aiming to reduce losses from water-induced disasters through a mix of structural and nonstructural measures.

Approach

The project focuses on institution-building and community-managed climate-resilient infrastructure. It aims to reduce social and economic losses stemming from water-induced disasters while enhancing the resilience of flood-vulnerable families and communities. The project will involve the development of flood forecasting and early warning systems, alongside the implementation of community-based disaster risk management approaches.

Strengthening Community Resilience to Climate-Induced Disaster Risks in Urlabari, Morang
Project kick-off event, organized by Urlabari Municipality and facilitated by RRN
Strengthening Community Resilience to Climate-Induced Disaster Risks in Urlabari, Morang
Exposure visit for Urlabari Municipality's Local Disaster Management Committee (LMDC), Ward Disaster Management Committee (WDMC), and Community Disaster Management Committee (CDMC)
Strengthening Community Resilience to Climate-Induced Disaster Risks in Urlabari, Morang
Distribution of GoBags/ Jhatpat Jholas (a vital component of disaster preparedness) to 80 households near the Teli River

Expected Results

  1. Result 1: Strengthened disaster management capacity of communities and local government.
  2. Result 2: Promoted community-based/managed flood protection infrastructures and bioengineering reducing the potential loss of life, livelihood, and environmental assets.
  3. Result 3: Promoted watershed management for water recharge and irrigation to flood-vulnerable communities.