Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal

Training Workshop of radio journalists focused on community resilience held under Building Code Implementation support program

A Training Workshop of radio journalists has been held focusing on various dimensions of building community resilience and what and how media can contribute in the process. NSET organized the program under USAID/OFDA supported Building Code Support program “TSBCIN”. Total 15 participants, including journalists & program producers from 5 local radios of different provinces partnered and also NSET coordination team took part in the learning and sharing processes. The program was held during March 1-2, 2019 at NSET, Lalitpur with filed visit to city core area of Patan, Lalitpur.

With the support from USAID/OFDA, NSET is implementing “Technical Support for Building Code Implementation (TSBCIN)” -  'Daro Ghar Digo Basti' program in 30 municipalities. Under the program, NSET is working in partnership with five local radios from various provinces with the view to support promote safer construction practices in the various urban and rural municipalities.

The workshop focused on various aspects of community resilience including concept of resilience, existing legal and policy provisions related to building community resilience, retrofitting as a step towards community resilience among others. A vulnerability tour was organized as part of training workshop where participants observed the vulnerabilities and capacity of city core area of Patan, Lalitpur - one of the medieval cities in Kathmandu Valley.

The workshop has also reviewed the radio programs produced and broadcast so far, shared the experiences, problems, challenges and lesson learned by the production teams as part of process of production and dissemination. The workshop also set new directions and work plan for the upcoming episodes of radio program.  

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