Program organized for standardizing the relief data tracker form

  Jan 21, 2024

On January 2, 2024, NDRRMA under the coordination of DPNet Nepal organized a program to standardize the existing Relief Data Tracker Form. The event saw participation from various stakeholders, including representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA), the Association of International NGOs (AIN), UN agencies and various relevant organizations. Dr. Raju Thapa, Vice Chair of DPNet, brought attention to the diverse relief data tracker forms currently used by different entities such as district administration offices, Karnali Province Government, AIN, the Social Welfare Council (SWC), and the Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC). DPNet Chair Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa requested all participants to consider adopting a unified and broadly accepted relief data tracker form. This initiative aims to alleviate the burden of completing similar documentation for various government and non-government agencies. The stakeholders provided valuable feedback to refine the form, ensuring its broad acceptance. DPNet has taken the responsibility of integrating these suggestions into the form's content and will circulate it among stakeholders for further feedback. After a round of revisions incorporating this feedback, DPNet will submit the revised form to NDRRMA for additional review within 15 days. NDRRMA will then consult with key government stakeholders, including the SWC, to integrate the Relief Data Tracker Form into their MDSA system, completing this process within another 15 days. Mr. Dhurva Bahadur Khadka, Spokesperson for NDRRMA, stated that the final relief data tracker form will be included as an annex in the upcoming revised relief standard.