IOM plans to train all 753 local level officials in Nepal on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

Representative of Bagamati Province Ministry for Internal Affairs and Law, Pesal Pokhrel facilitating a session at the training.

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Kathmandu: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) plans capacity-building training for all elected representatives and officials of all 753 local levels of Nepal on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM).

The training seeks to enhance local authorities’ capacity on DRRM that will greatly assist in the development, drafting or revision of local DRRM Acts and/or strategic action plans in the local context.

“Disaster Risk Management does not only curb losses from disasters but enhances the wellbeing and resilience of our communities,” said Sara Nyanti, the UN Resident Coordinator for Nepal, in her video message for the participants of provincial-level training of trainers (ToT) for Bagmati province organized on 10-13 August in Kathmandu.

“DRM is our collective responsibility and I look forward to the collaboration between the UN and all of you as we strengthen the capacity of our communities and systems to understand risk, mitigate the impacts of disasters and transform to more resilient, stronger, healthy and prosperous communities in the future,” she added.