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Concept Note on Information Education & Communication (IEC)

Hariyo Ban Program (HBP) and Centre of Resilient Development (CoRD) are organizing a series of field level practical trainings, with the objective of improving local capacities for environmentally responsible disaster risk reduction, recovery and reconstruction in Nepal. The training program will focus mainly on “building back safer and greener” after the 2014 Terai floods, and in general building the resilience of communities and natural systems in the Terai region in future disasters.
HBP and CoRD intend to use the Green Recovery and Reconstruction Toolkit (GRRT) as the basic frame work for this training. The GRRT was launched by WWF and American Red Cross in 2010 (http://green-recovery.org/ ). The GRRT helps make communities stronger and more resilient by making environmental issues an integral part of the disaster management process. The toolkit is made up of ten modules covering key issues such as assessments, monitoring and evaluation, project design, shelter, construction, materials and the supply chain, water and sanitation, livelihoods and DRR. WWF has conducted GRRT workshops in Sri Lanka, Indonesia Chile, Pakistan and Thailand training participants from local and international government offices and civil society institutions.
The main technical partners for the project are WWF-Nepal and CoRD. WWF-Nepal is currently conducting a nationwide program (Hariyo Ban) aiming to reduce adverse impacts of climate change and threats to biodiversity with USAID funding. CoRD has been involved in conducting numerous projects related to disaster risk reduction in Nepal ranging from developing engineering design manuals to community level awareness building. This program is also supported by WWF-USA, who has deployed an expert trainer on green recovery for one month to Nepal.
Each field level training focuses on one district and will be conducted over 2 days, which will include one day of classroom sessions and one full day of practical hands-on training. The course curriculum covers themes such as; flood risk reduction, bio-engineering methods in flood risk management, green communities, environmentally responsible material sourcing and sustainable construction practices. The hands-on training will include a visit to a recent reconstruction or risk reduction project site and a half day community based activity on planning flood risk management and green recovery. The outline of the curriculum is attached.
The expected outcome of the program is to develop skills at the field level in both government and non-governmental sectors to plan and implement environmentally responsible and climate smart in disaster risk reduction, recovery and reconstruction. All participants will be provided a certificate.

IEC Materials.

  1. Matrix for How to Build Back Safer – Download (pdf)
  2. Some Tips for Site Selection – Download (pdf)
  3. Tips for Greener and Resilient – Download (pdf)

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