Communities bear the brunt of disasters in Nepal, disasters that cost not only lives and property but also set back development gains. These same communities are also at the forefront of disaster risk reduction and preparedness. It is important that work undertaken by Flagship 4 partners in the community is coordinated at both the policy and operational level with the other flagships. This collaboration will create opportunities to capitalise on efforts already being made, increase coordination and information pathways at the community level and prevent the duplication of efforts.
So far points of intersection have been discussed with Flagship 1: school safety and Flagship 1: hospital safety, and national level workshops have been held in the first part of 2013 to further this work. Other linkages will continue to be developed.
See the details about the collaborative workshop with Flagship 1: school safety here.
Visit NRRC website http://www.un.org.np/coordinationmechanism/nrrc to learn more about other Flagship's.