Scaling up Early Warning Systems in Nepal


This paper covers various essential topics, including the establishment of DMC (Disaster Management Committee) as an approach to community-based disaster risk reduction. It emphasizes the significance of Community-Based Early Warning Systems (CBEWS) in building resilient communities and developing disability-inclusive EWS. Additionally, the paper discusses how EWS training empowers women, the importance of preparedness with EWS, and the integration of old and new practices. It highlights the role of local song competitions as a source of edutainment, small-scale mitigation measures for building safer communities, and initiatives for sustainable EWS implementation. The paper also emphasizes the key elements of an early warning system, such as risk knowledge, monitoring and warning services, response capabilities, and dissemination and communication methods.


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Practical Action Nepal

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