COMMUNITY- BASED APPROACH TO REDUCE EARTHQUAKE VULNERABILITY IN KATHMANDU VALLEY

https://doi.org/10.22146/ijg.2398

Punya Sagar Marahatta(1*)

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Abstract


Nepal is a vulnerable country in terms of multiple disasters and one of them is earthquakes.
Disaster risk management experts believe that one of the ways to reduce the
vulnerabilities is by adopting a community-based disaster risk management approach.
Unfortunately, Nepal has limited resources; the culture of insurance against disasters
does not currently exist. This paper describes the findings of research conducted in
traditional settlements of Kathmandu Valley multiple case studies, household surveys,
and community-based participatory research have identified that the culture of
participation in local development activities and fundraising at the local level could
contribute to disaster risk management in traditional settlements of Kathmandu Valley. This
paper thus suggests developing resilience governance at the community level through
consumer cooperatives in order to reduce vulnerability to earthquakes and capitalize on
already existing financial, human, and social capital and resources.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/ijg.2398

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