At the same time, we are supporting the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and Humanitarian Country Team, who work with the Government of Nepal and major aid organisations in the country, to ground their earthquake and monsoon disaster preparedness plans in the best available interdisciplinary science. We are also working with the RCO and HCT to build greater awareness of the socio-political context in which their planning sits, allowing them to evaluate variations in risk caused by changing hazard as well as changing population exposure and vulnerability. We are working directly with the Government of Nepal through the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, supporting the development of the Bipad portal (https://bipadportal.gov.np/) as a primary source of multi-hazard and risk information in Nepal and building capacity to understand earthquake- and monsoon-related hazards at a national scale.
Finally, our project is helping to develop the next generation of hazard and risk specialists in Nepal by supporting 10 early-career researchers based at NSET, the Social Science Baha, and Tribhuvan University. We are delivering skills training and professional development for these researchers to provide the foundations for the future leaders of this sphere of work in Nepal.