During Flagship 4's national level workshop held on 28 March 2013, Practical Action presented the idea of testing the early warning systems for floods from the community to national level.
This booklet provides an overview of SEWIN Project’s activities and how these activities have helped the community to become resilient towards flood in the form of different case studies.
Amrit Bhandari's (Practical Action) article about establishing a community based early warning system in Bardiya.
Contribution to increasing the resilience of communities and capacity of local bodies to integrate disaster risk reduction into development to reduce the risk and manage hazard stresses and disasters. Working paper.
This book documents the lessons learned during the project implementation in Nepal. It describes the prevailing physical, institutional and socio-economic context, and details teh activities and its interventions. This book is a compilation of initiatives and their evaluated outcomeson improved and diversified livelihood strategies, including the adoption of new income earning opportunities which has increased incomes and food security, and improved health and resilience of targeted cpommunities while reducing their exposure to prevailing and future hazards.
Language of this document is Nepali.
IIn January 2007 Practical Action Nepal Office joined Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Peru and Zimbabwe in the implementation of the DFID CHF funded project entitled “Livelihood Centred Approaches to Disaster Management.” The project focuses on the roles and linkages between poor communities and district and national institutions in relation to both disaster management and development.
In January 2007 Practical Action Nepal Office joined Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Peru and Zimbabwe in the implementation of the DFID CHF funded project entitled “Livelihood Centred Approaches to Disaster Management.” The project focuses on the roles and linkages between poor communities and district and national institutions in relation to both disaster management and development.
This report contains a number of case studies from around the world. Together with the short film project ‘ Local voices, global choices’ they highlight what can be achieved when local voices are respected and different actors come together to form strategic partnerships to work collaboratively to reduce disaster risks.
Practical Action has been working on community based EWS (early warning systems) in Nepal since 2002 - specifically on systems which give early warning of flood. As a result of its own learning, on-going community feedback, and “real time” evaluation, Practical Action has become convinced of a number of key issues.This publication summarises Practical Action’s learning in EWS and offers practical insight in to how such systems can be replicated and developed elsewhere.