Nepal: For Earthquake-resilient Buildings

Community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) approach could be a reliable vehicle to identify and use the resources at the community level. At present, the flow of resource for CBDRM is ‘trickling down’, and it is not community owned, identified and governed, therefore, it isn’t providing any significant advancement in resilient buildings. Resource flow has to be ‘horizontal’, and approach should be participatory. The top-down resource flow for CBDRM is never participatory, and most of the time mandatory.