In September 2011 an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter magnitude scale affected the eastern region of Nepal causing extensive damage in four districts including Bhojpur, Khotang, Tehrathum and Sankhuwasabha.
Following this, the Department for International Development (DFID) aimed to increase resilience to climate change and natural disasters in Nepal by establishing the Earthquake Recovery and Disaster Risk Reduction (ERDRR) project.
The programme was designed to aid these four districts to recover from the earthquake and improve their resilience to future disasters.
IMC, in partnership with the National Society for Earthquake Technology, was contracted by DFID to assist with the recovery and retrofitting of selected community infrastructure, raise awareness and increase the capacity for construction and development of earthquake resilient buildings.
The DFID-funded project supported the recovery and retrofitting of selected schools, health posts and other public infrastructure damaged during the earthquake.
Support to an extensive capacity building programme to help communities be better prepared for future earthquakes was established.
IMC Worldwide was responsible for the design and implementation of the ERDRR project through the existing Rural Access Programme (RAP), which IMC has managed in Nepal since 1999.
IMC is providing the following services:
Earthquake recovery and disaster risk reduction in Eastern Nepal
February 2012 - March 2013
UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Regional Director, Asiasuraj.email@example.com
August 31, 2018