21 International Organizations From South Asia Share Lessons learned and Good Practices on Disaster Risk Reduction

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Twenty-one international organizations from South Asia, which receive support from the Disaster Preparedness program of the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (DIPECHO), wrapped up a regional conference on disaster preparedness in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. The two-day workshop was the first of its kind in South Asia. Participants identified good practices and lessons learned from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. They highlighted the importance of building a culture of prevention in communities that are highly vulnerable to natural disasters and of developing community-level disaster preparedness methods.