3rd Annual General Meeting
The 3rd Annual General Meeting of Duryog Nivaran will be held on the 27th of January 2016.
All member are requested to attend via skype (address - dnsecretariat ).The meeting will commence at 3.30pm Sri Lankan time.
Duryog Nivaran Member Explores Common Narrative for International Humanitarian System
Duryog Nivaran (DN) member, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) has explored the utility of common humanitarian narrative for the international humanitarian system. AIDMI argues that can there ever be a “common narrative” as humanitarian action unfolds at so many levels by so many stakeholders creating narratives for so many uses. The strength of humanitarian action in South Asia is its vibrancy and diversity. Rapidly changing narratives cooperate, collaborate, and collide as the humanitarian actions unfold. Common narrative has a purpose, place, and period of usefulness, but may not be as “common” as it may claim to be. For example, the voices of excluded, Southern, local, and smaller organizations may be left out. Ways must be found to have both, common and multiple narratives for international humanitarian action. Individuals and organizations are being invited to jointly develop this idea further with field evidence from South Asia.
Nepal Recovery: Way Ahead
Duryog Nivaran members All India Disaster Mitigation Institute of India and Practical Action of Nepal participated in a panel on “Nepal: Beyond Disasters: Building Resilient Communities in Nepal” organized by TIFAC. Sara Ahmad, co-chaired the panel with Mihir R. Bhatt, DN Chair. The two members—Mihir R. Bhatt and Achyut Luitel—made a plea to make the ongoing recovery for better funding local NGOs to develop long term partnerships, and involve local organizations in decisions making around the resource transfer. Both members valued the efforts of people of Nepal to recover from the historic loss. The other panelists included Prof Mohsen Ashtiany, IIEES, Iran, John Mathews, NRSC, ISRO, India, Achyut Luitel, Executive Director, Practical Action, Nepal, Ajaya Dixit, ISET- Nepal, Prof Misra, World Bank, Nepal, and William Berger, USAID. The DN members suggested a case study of Nepal to be presented to World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 to the World Bank and USAID.