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Fieldwork

Fieldwork focused on communicating research outcomes for disaster risk management

Venue

Langtang Valley, Rasuwa, Nepal

Date & Time

26 August 2021 to 04 September 2021

Contact

Binaya Pasakhala & Amina Maharjan

In partnership with the Institute of Crisis Management, we have been conducting a study on ‘Community led participatory disaster risk assessment and preparation’ in Langtang village, Rasuwa district, Nepal. The study team conducted a social vulnerability assessment and social network analysis, and developed hazard maps based on participatory mapping and topographic analysis. The team also consulted with stakeholders including representatives of the District Administration Office, Rasuwa, Langtang National Park, Nepal Army Unit at Langtang National Park, and the Gosaikunda Rural Municipality office.

Based on recommendations from the stakeholders, the study team will be sharing the research outcomes, particularly maps, to develop strategies for disaster risk management and planning in Langtang village.

 

Objectives
  • Validate the hazard mapping and vulnerability assessment with local communities and representatives of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality and other government line agencies
  • Understand interactions and relationships of the local communities with governmental and non-governmental agencies, including the private sector, in relation to disaster risk management
  • Develop a way forward based on community led disaster risk assessment, in consultation with local communities and government agencies

 

Activities

As part of the fieldwork, we will be conducting the following activities:

  • Present the hazard mapping and vulnerability assessment to local communities and representatives of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality and other government line agencies
  • Discuss with local communities and other stakeholders for uptake of research outputs
  • Conduct key informant interviews with local leaders and representatives of governmental and non-governmental agencies