The webinar entitled “Low Cost Landslide Mitigation” was organized by DPNet in collaboration with Shree Swanra Integrated Community Development Center (SSICDC) and CARE Nepal on May 21st, 2021. The program was facilitated by Mr. Bimal Gadal, Team Leader and Technical Advisor for DPNet Nepal. The program was chaired by Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Chairperson of DPNet Nepal. Dr. Raju Thapa welcomed the participants and shared the objective of the program. Altogether 41 participants joined the webinar.
Dr. Raju Thapa shared the video produced on low cost landslide mitigation technology that was experimented and accept by the community, local government officials and concerned stakeholders in Siranchol Rural Municipality of Gorkha District. Prof. Dr. Jib Raj Pokhrel, former Vice Chancellor of NAST, presented the content of the handbook prepared on “Low Cost Landslide Mitigation Technology”. He emphasized about how an indigenous practice helps to reduce the landslide risk. His presentation included the following:
Major Discussion Points
Mr. Rishi Acharya, Under Secretary of MOFAGA gave his closing remarks and highlighted that government is ready to adapt the technology if this benefits the public those are living with the landslide and facing all kinds of risk being posed by the landslide hazard.
Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa thanked the guest, resource persons, participants for their valuable time and feedback. He also thanked Atullya Foundation for providing the zoom service for organizing the program virtually.