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August 14, 2014


Nepal has a long history of earthquakes and faces a high continuing risk. The first recorded earthquake in Nepal took place in 1255 AD, killing one-third of the total population of Kathmandu, including the then king Abahya Malla. The Great Nepal Bihar earthquake of 1934 caused casualties among the highest for any recorded earthquake. There is a growing
consensus among stakeholders that public infrastructure in Nepal is particularly susceptible to seismic risk. For example, a study in 1988 revealed that a third of all schools in the Kathmandu valley were structurally dilapidated and needed to be demolished and rebuilt.

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The project coordinates long-term earthquake risk reduction planning with the Government of Nepal, schools, and communities to increase earthquake awareness and preparedness.

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BCIPN supports municipal governments in Nepal to develop and administer building permits and control systems to improve seismic performance of new building constructions.

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The project aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries and the negative socio-economic impact caused by disasters by building the response capacity of the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) and communities in Nepal.

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The project aims to increase disaster awareness and promote public-private partnerships and investment in disaster risk management in Nepal.

August 13, 2014

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project aims to strengthen the institutional and technical capacity of the National Health Education Information Communication Centre, Ministry of Health and Population to design, implement and evaluate Social Behavior Change and Communication (SBCC) programs for family planning. 



This 2014 wall calendar produced by USAID Nepal with the theme "Building a Resilient Nepal" showcases some of the strong, resilient people and communities who have eagerly embraced the opportunity to provide a better future for themselves and their families.

Last updated: August 20, 2014

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