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UNDP with support of European Union has identified the need to support the newly formed Local Government in building emergency response and disaster risk reduction capacity, thus enhancing urban resilience and strengthening the disaster governance in Nepal, under its Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) 2019-2021.ECHO, therefore, has sought UNDP’s engagement to implement the project titled “Reducing disaster risks and enhancing emergency response capacities in multi hazard-risk prone urban areas of Nepal”. This project will be implemented in core urban areas of 3 at-risk cities, one each from terai (Bharatpur), hills (Bhimeshwor) and valley (Lalitpur), that are representatives of other cities across Nepal. In achieving its aim, the project contributes to enhance understanding of the communities and local authorities of at-risk urban areas and private sector about underlying multi-hazard risks and vulnerabilities, identifies and supports in key areas to undertake system strengthening and demonstrates possible structural and non-structural interventions to enable effective, coordinated emergency response and risk reduction.
With the growing urban areas one of potential hazards in urban area is fire, as it is one among those hazards with a high likelihood of occurrence with complexity in response mechanisms. Haphazard urbanization leading to densification of housing stock and population, with inadequate infrastructure particularly access and other services, along with limited capacity of the municipality to respond to incidents are key factors that aggravate in degree impact and scale of loss. The frequency of fire incident has increased with at least 1 reporting of big incident every month.
Hence, the overall objective of this assignment is to enhance understanding on causes of fire incidents and response undertaken by various stakeholders, identification of key gaps for effective and coordinated response for major fire incident in the past. This assignment will also provide opportunity to document the major fire incidents that might occur in selected high-risk urban areas leading to inputs and advocacy for effective and coordinated emergency response and risk reduction measures
Project name: Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP)
Period of assignment/services (if applicable): 40 days, spread over 8 months
Proposal should be submitted by email to email@example.com not later than 1730 hours (Nepal Standard Time) of 02 April 2020 mentioning reference No. UNDP/PN/19/2020 – Documentation Officer