In May 2013, the Government commissioned this Review to take stock of the NRRC’s progress and achievements, as well as assess whether its strategies, architecture and investments were appropriately aligned with Government priorities and the planned new DRM structures. The Review will also inform current and future DRM work plans and advance planning for the post-2015 context, when the current phase of the NRRC is due to end.
The Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC) is an innovative structure that brings together a wide range of Governmental, development and humanitarian partners, including Ministries, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and international financial institutions. In the absence of approved structures and policy for disaster risk management (DRM), the NRRC aims to support the Government of Nepal in developing a long-term Disaster Risk Reduction Action Plan to address the high risk of natural disasters, both large and small in scale, which Nepal faces.
The NRRC has generated considerable national and international interest. The Flagship programmes incorporate ongoing activities in the majority of Nepal’s 75 districts. The NRRC has also supported the mobilisation of significant donor resources, both technical and financial. While the establishment of the NRRC is rooted in the absence of formal national policy and structures to address these issues, it embodies the commitment of the Government of Nepal and international community to mitigate the high disaster risks facing the country
The NRRC Review Report has been approved by the Steering Committee in the 9th Steering Committee meeting held on 6th September 2013. Based on this approval, the NRRC has developed an action plan to implement the recommendations of the report.