This paper investigates their disaster response knowledge, preparedness, and perception, and to identify gaps and suggest recommendations. The prevailing competency of Nepalese local authorities doesn’t warrant an effective response during the time of disaster. They lack awareness and preparedness. Amidst their positive perception towards the need of disaster response capacity building, in the void of an effective mechanism, the government has failed to enhance their competency.
Shrijan Bahadur Malla, Ranjan Kumar Dahal, and Shuichi Hasegawa
Geo-environmental Disasters, 7 (1)