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Disaster risk reduction in action: live Nepal case study

Time (GMT +01) 11:00 12:30


Wendy Fenton – Humanitarian Practice Network Coordinator

Panel in Kathmandu (via videolink):

Jamie McGoldrick – UN Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative, Nepal

Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel – Vice President, National Planning Commission

Amod Dixit – Executive Director, National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET)

Panel in London:

Dr John Twigg – Senior Research Associate, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London (UCL); Author, Good Practice Review 9 on Disaster Risk Reduction

Elizabeth Drew – Head of International Institutions, International Alert

Bruno Haghebaert – Learning Coordinator, Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)


​This spring, two devastating earthquakes struck Nepal, killing over 8,600 people and leaving at least two million Nepalis homeless. Did years of disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts prevent further loss and destruction? And can using DRR concepts help rebuild Nepal to better withstand future disasters?

Through the lens of the Nepal earthquakes, this event will launch the revised Good Practice Review 9 on Disaster Risk Reduction, a guide for humanitarian and development practitioners.

With panels in both London and Kathmandu, speakers will examine not only the immediate response to the 2015 earthquakes but also long-term issues of preparedness, conflict and governance.

Refreshments will be available from 12:30.