56th WASH Forum on DRR- Roles of Youth and Humanitarian Agencies in Nepal


Paschim Paaila, in collaboration with ENPHO, organized 56th Series of WASH Forum entitled “Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) – Roles of Youth and Humanitarian Agencies in Nepal” on December 29, 2017 at ENPHO Hall, Thapagaun, New Baneshwor. The main objective of the forum was to share about current status of disaster and risk reduction in Nepal, efforts of humanitarian agencies and government and, a role of youth for DRR. Ms. Janakee Kiran Shrestha, Program Officer-DRR at Oxfam, resided as resource person for the program.


Ms. Ritu Sharma, Senior RC Associate from ENPHO, welcomed resource person and participants in the program and shared activities of ENPHO on Disaster Risk Reduction and input of Paschim Paaila. The program was commenced with an introduction of Paschim Paaila, objective sharing of the program and introduction of participants in facilitation of Ms. Merina Rana Magar, Advocacy Coordinator of Paschim Paaila.


Ms. Janakee Kiran Shrestha shared about Nepal being prone to multiple hazards and Nepal ranks in 11th position for the vulnerability of earthquake and 30th position for flood. Also, the information on seven steps of community based DRR approach was presented during the program. The presentation of resource person ended with a motivation to youth for initiating DRR activities.


Altogether 46 participants from various colleges, organizations including ENPHO staff members attended the forum. Furthermore, question- answer session with resource person made the program more interactive and participatory.