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.