Subjective Committee Discussion Program (Private Sector) under the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
Feb 13, 2022
The Subjective Committee Discussion Program (Private Sector) under the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was organized by DPNet in collaboration with National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) virtually on 28th January, 2022. The program was chaired by Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Chairperson of DPNet. He said that the NPDRR concept help to mitigate the disaster trend in Nepal. He further highlighted about the NPDRR, 9 thematic group of NPDRR and its objectives. He further said that NPDRR is chaired by CEO of NDRRMA and secretariate by DPNet. He further said that the plan of private sector, its learning and knowledge will be addressed by NPDRR.
- Dr. Dijan Bhattarai, Under Secretary of NDRRMA gave presentation NPDRR Platform and its guideline. He further shared about its authority, working area, priority area and its challenges. He further said that private sector could contribute to make the private sector establish this platform as a strong institution in terms of disaster risk reduction and management, to make development, physical infrastructure and trade and disasters work in a sensitive manner, to identify the possible risk of disaster and to draw the attention of the concerned bodies, to train and orient its employees in disaster risk reduction relations, to get your employees trained in disaster risk reduction and orientation, to organize minimum mandatory amount in joint cooperation of all for disaster risk reduction and management, to have arrangement of deposit and construction and operation of basket fund, to formulate and mobilize cooperation plan for disaster risk reduction and response and so on.
- The subjective committee of private sector was formed. FNCCI was appointed ad Coordinator and FWEAN was appointed as co-coordinator.
- It was discussed about the role of private sector in disaster risk reduction and management. It was discussed about the contribution in relief and rescue process. Private sectors should be sensitive towards disaster and respond to the risk as common concern of all parties.
- Road accidents are also major disaster in Nepal. So, it was also discussed about the gaps in in the Ambulance Service Operation Guidelines, that bars to import comfortable and well-equipped ambulances in Nepal.
- It was discussed about the emphasizing the necessity of implementing the plans and urge the private sectors to be more responsible to mitigate the risk of disaster.
- Private sectors have resources for mitigating the risk of disaster. So, Private sector is very important group for disaster risk reduction.
- Private sectors to collaborate with others sectors in taking collective action to identify and reduce the risk of disaster.
Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Chairperson of DPNet gave final vote to the participants and closed the program.