Sensitizing and Orienting DPNet-Nepal Members on Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal

  Dec 20, 2018

The person with a disability are one of the most vulnerable groups and are disproportionately affected in disasters due to their difficulties in mobility, loss of assistive devices, access to information and social-cultural discrimination. A person with a disability are often been ignored and their needs and concerns are rarely addressed during the humanitarian response and neither are highly prioritized in the development plans, program, strategies and approaches. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) provides multiple references to accessibility, inclusion and universal design, provides an outline that can lead to a safer, more resilient world for all. Nepal as a signatory of SFDRR has the responsibility to build a disability inclusive disaster-resilient nation.

In light of this context, knowledge sharing and sensitizing representatives of organizations working in the DRR about disability inclusion is highly essential to ensure the meaningful participation of a person with a disability in DRR&M activities. Sensitizing DRR stakeholders on disability inclusion would be fruitful to address the concerns of a person with a disability and mainstreaming disability issues in a development plan, programs and strategies. Thus, the program is developed to share the issues of disability inclusion in development program by sensitizing member organizations of organizations of DPNet-Nepal and strengthening their capacity on mainstreaming it into development planning. Following activities will be conducted in with the technical and financial support of CBM.

The activities under the collaborations are as below:

Sensitization training on disability inclusion-Kathmandu

Sensitization training on disability inclusion-Butwal

Two-Disability inclusive learning sharing dialogue for INGOs/ UN agencies