In response to the 2015 earthquakes, our approach was a three-tiered response launched within 48 hours:
- Immediate: direct support & life-saving supplies
- Intermediate: technical & logistical support for prioritized needs
- Long-Term: rebuilding & preparedness for future crises (ex: First Aid Train-the-Trainer Programs)
- Localization of response & power of locally-led solutions
- Readiness, immediacy, & resiliency
- Robust humanitarian strategy & tactics
- Focus in 5 most earthquake-affected districts
- Support through community-based response, addressing locally-prioritized needs
- Assisted delivery of >$180K in life-saving supplies
- Trained >84 participants, representing 16 schools, & 4500 enrolled students
- emBOLDened programs involving livelihoods, agricultural diversity, & resilience with displaced populations
Read our thought leadership about this response:
- First Aid Train-the-Trainer Report
- Lather, Rinse. Repeat.
- First Friday: Strength
- Media about our response
- Using local networks and supporting education in disaster relief
We are currently working on proposal with women’s empowerment organization active in 69 of 75 districts.
Goal: To build upon critical experiences and lessons learned coupled with strong foundation and impact to advance disaster preparedness and response throughout Nepal.