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Koshi Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Hub (KDKH) Nepal Country Consultation: Building a resilient Koshi basin

To gain a better understanding on disaster risk reduction (DRR) related to water-induced disasters, a national-level consultation is to be organized in Kathmandu from 23 to 24 September 2019 to bring together representatives from the public and development sectors to discuss strategies to improve disaster risk reduction (DRR) within the Koshi basin. The aim of the consultation is to strengthen the Koshi Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Hub (KDKH), a transboundary collaborative initiative which fosters cooperation among the basin member countries – China, Nepal, and India – to address disasters and their management collectively.

Programmes

River Basins and Cryosphere, Koshi Basin Programme

Venue

Hotel Himalaya, Kathmandu, Nepal

Date

23 September 2019 to 24 September 2019

The consultation is being organized with the Nepal Planning Commission and ICIMOD, with support from theCentral Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal;Disaster Preparedness Network–Nepal; the International Water Management Institute; Lutheran World Relief; UNDP; andUNICEF.

Objectives

The consultation aims to achieve the following goals:

  1. Identify issues and opportunities for transboundary collaboration and strengthening science–policy–practice interlinkage in the Koshi basin on waterrelated DRR from Nepal’s perspective.
  2. Discuss the structure and formation of the Nepal country chapter with appropriate governance and identify priority areas for the KDKH

Expected outcomes

The expected outcomes of the consultation are as follows:

  1. Identification of the key priority areas for transboundary collaboration and strengthening science–policy–practice interlinkage to reduce water-related disaster risks
  2. Formation of the Nepal country chapter with an appropriate governance structure and working group leads and co-leads for the KDKH

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KDKH Nepal Country Consultation: Building a resilient Koshi basin

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