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Communicating disaster risks in Langtang, Gosaikunda Rural Municipality


Gosaikunda Rural Municipality Office, Syafru, Rasuwa

Date & Time

29 November 2022


About the workshop

The Gosaikunda Rural Municipality Office, with support from our Cryosphere Initiative is organising a stakeholder workshop in Syafru, Rasuwa district, Nepal. The workshop is organised to share the tools and application developed by ICIMOD to communicate disaster risks in the Langtang region.

The mobile application will be launched at the workshop and handed over to the municipal office along with the disaster risk map and signposts for various disaster risks which will be installed in Ward 4, Langtang, Gosaikunda Rural Municipality.



  • Share learnings on communicating disaster risks with the district representatives, the local government, and other stakeholders
  • Launch the disaster risk map and risk communication mobile application
  • Enhance the local government’s ownership and accountability towards disaster risk management



Workshop participants include representatives from the Gosaikunda Rural Municipality Office, District Administration Office Rasuwa, Langtang National Park, Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Ward Level Disaster Management Committee – Langtang and the local communities.



ICIMOD through its Cryosphere Initiative along with the Gosaikunda Rural Municipality office, Langtang National Park Office, and other stakeholders at the federal, district and local levels completed a participatory hazard mapping and vulnerability assessment of the area. The mapping exercise identified key risk areas, based on which ICIMOD developed relevant signposts indicating different risk areas. The signposts will be installed along the Langtang trail.

Upon the request of the District Administrative Office Rasuwa and the first responders based in the district, ICIMOD also developed a detailed integrated hazard risk map of Ward 4 Gosaikunda Rural Municipality with a participatory multi-stakeholder engagement approach.

Upon the request of local stakeholders, ICIMOD also developed a mobile application to communicate timely alerts during disasters.

This support from ICIMOD complements the efforts of the Ward Level Disaster Response and Management Committee in Ward 4 Gosaikunda Rural Municipality.



Time (NPT) Programme
28 November 2022
18:00–20:00 Reception dinner
29 November 2022
09:30–10:30 Participants’ arrival, registration, and lunch
Facilitated by Gosaikunda Rural Municipality
10:30–12:00 Chairing of the programme
Welcome remarks – Pratima Tamang, Vice Chair, Gosaikunda Rural Municipality
Langtang calling: an insight into climate change (short video)
Overview of ICIMOD’s work on cryosphere monitoring and disaster risk communication – Arun Bhakta Shrestha, Regional Programme Manager, River Basins and Cryosphere ICIMOD
Launch of the disaster risk map of Langtang by Chief Guest Nawaraj Jaisi, Chief District Administration Officer, District Administration Office, Rasuwa
Launch of the risk communication mobile application by the Chief Guest and Kaisang Nurpu Tamang, Chairperson, Gosaikunda Rural Municipality
Short demo of the mobile application – Aria Technologies
Remarks – H.E. Torun Dramdal, Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal

Remarks – Pema Gyamtsho, Director General, ICIMOD

Remarks – Nawaraj Jaisi, District Administration Office, Rasuwa

Closing remarks – Kaisang Nurpu Tamang, Gosaikunda Rural Municipality