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Dissemination Workshop

NDRI, in support of UN Women, organized a Dissemination Workshop A Study on the Impact of Nepal’s Earthquake on Livelihood, Housing, Land and Property Rights and Citizenship Rights on 13 June, 2017 at Lalitpur. The aim of this workshop was to disseminate the key findings of the study during the assessment the impacts of Nepal's earthquake on socio-economic status of women, in six earthquake affected districts, including issues related to rights to land, property and citizenship that contributed or hindered their progress in recovering from the disaster. Also, the publication of this study was released on the same workshop. Participants included representatives from concerned ministries and departments of the government, Nepal Reconstruction Authority, NGOs/INGOs, public institutions, etc.
Awareness Program on Menstrual Hygiene

On 19 February, 2017, one day session on Menstraul Hygiene was conducted at Baleshwori Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Bhardeu VDC of Lalitpur among the adolescent students. This effort, in collaboration with Change Action Nepal, was made to aware how the women and girls can manage hygiene during their menstrual period. A training, highlighting the use and importance of sanitary pads along with its consequences on health hygiene, was provided to them. Eventually, hygiene kits were distributed to all the young participants of the program.
Free Health Camp on Nanglebhare, 2015

Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI), in collaboration with Nepal Eye Hospital & Turkey Foundation and Kantipur General & Dental Hospital , successfully organized Free Health camp on December 12, 2015 in Nanglebhare-02, Shankharapur municipality, Kathmandu. The camp facilitates the local patients with the various health services such as general checkup, dental checkup, gyneological checkup and counselling,including medicines and reading glasses distribution at no cost. Along with these, the local patients were provided with free surgery for Cataract, sponsored by Nepal Eye Hospital & Turkey Foundation and Uterus prolapse by Kantipur General & Dental Hospital. The medicines and reading glasses , were provided by Logistic Management Division, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health, GoN and CDRA Nepal, Banepa respectively.
Post-Earthquake Activities of NDRI in Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction

The attention of NDRI has been gravely drawn to the great earth quake of 7.9 Richter Scale of April 25 that destructed massive infrastructure in 14 districts of Nepal, claiming lives of 10,000 people and injuring 20,000 people. To response this earth quake ruination NDRI has broadened its research and developmental horizon by initiating its involvement in post-earthquake relief, recovery and reconstruction activities by conducting various activities such as brain storming interactions, press conference, counseling for community school, fund raising and visiting affected areas and preparing for reconstruction.
NDRI Press Conference on Earthquake

NDRI held a press conference on 11th May, 2015 at NDRI's Meeting Hall, Pulchowk, Lalitpur. The program was facilitated by Dr. Jaya Kumar Gurung, Executive Director, NDRI. The program disseminated scientific facts and findings on Earthquake from Engineering and Geological aspects among 30 participants, especially to the news reporters/ journalist working for the coverage of earthquake and related issues. Mr. Lok Bijaya Adhikari (Chief, National Seismological Center, DMG, GoN), and Dr. Tara Nidhi Bhattarai (Ass. Professor. Of Geology, TC) shared scientific theories and views regarding the Nepalese earthquakes. Mr. Adhikari focused on the earthquake history, present earthquake and its possibility and Dr. Bhattarai clarified the science behind earthquake. The third speaker Er. Viajya Lal Nyachhyon (Structural Enginner &Director, MDC Pvt. Ltd) raised the importance of structure to reduce the effect of earthquake and structural analysis of damaged/ destroyed buildings. On the other hand, Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha (Urban Development Planner, NDRI) shared his experiences of Japan and Isarel regarding earthquake resilient and preparedness planning.
Interface Workshop: The Role of Think Tank Organization

NDRI organized a brainstorming session with its key experts, policy makers and staff on May 15, 2015. The interaction program was conducted as part of the organization's involvement in disaster relief, recovery and reconstruction and research operation after a major Earthquake struck Nepal on April 25. The objective of the workshop was opinion sharing on role of think tank organization like NDRI in post disaster management. Following are some key points raised that NDRI shall carry out.

• Documentation collection and archiving for future research, even the statement of the leaders and other people
• Critical review of Common Stricture (Rastra Sankalp) promulgated by house of parliament and identify the challenges to implement it effectively
• Focus on prevent/ control Epidemics - WASH, innovative ideas of debris management
• Need to emphasizes in food security caused by earthquake in the affected areas
• NDRI shall conduct research and design of infrastructure for community, school and village ( eg: low cost earthquake safe houses, school, toilet etc)
• NDRI could contribute in long term reconstruction to the Government
• Stress management and counseling is very important that NDRI shall work on
• NDRI shall review the experiences of other countries how the Think Tank Organizations had contributed to the government is such crises: Japan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Haiti etc

Counseling for Community Schools

The earthquake and its recurring aftershocks have created psychological problems/ traumas to all in the affected areas and particularly more critical in students. To address the issues in order to relieve both the teacher and students, NDRI plans to conduct counseling program in community schools. A Training of Trainers (ToT) will be conducted by NDRI to its staffs and will be mobilized as a team for different community schools of Kathmandu and Lalitpur district. The program is expected to start by Jestha 17, 2072 (31 May, 2015).
Affected Area Visit for rapid assessment

A multidisciplinary expert team from NDRI visited some affected areas on 18th May, 2015 (Jestha 4, 2072). The team of diverse experts; agriculture expert, WASH expert, engineering geology expert, livelihood expert and two researchers covered Indrayani, Sankhu, Lapsephede and Nanglabahre of Kathmandu district and Jaisigaun, Dandagaun and Nimbugaun of Sindhupalchowk district. The affected areas are found supplied relief materials thinly and are hugely under supplied. Among the many necessities the Paddy Seed is urgently needed that agencies are not seriously thinking. (Here attached is the report of site visit)
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