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Mainstreaming Gender in Disaster Risk Reduction

The Government of Nepal has taken key strides to show its political commitment to climate change and disaster risk reduction. The Government developed its National Strategy on Disaster Risk Management (2009) in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. The National Strategy has outlined national level priorities and strategies in the broader areas of disaster risk management with key focus on building a disaster resilient Nepal. The Government has also made considerable progress in terms of defining its Climate Change Strategy (2010), National Adaptation Programme of Action (2009) and developing its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (2016). Currently the Government is taking steps to review its progresses made and develop plans for the implementation of the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) which will fit into the next five-year National Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction. In light of the development of the National Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal, this issue of the Gender Equality update highlights key considerations and makes recommendations for mainstreaming gender equality into the plan.

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Geographic coverage: Nepal
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