Disaster Resilience for Sustainable Development in Nepal

  • Charles Pradhan
  • Raju ChauhanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Disaster Risk Reduction book series (DRR)


“Disaster resilience” has been conceptualized in different context of social, ecological, and environmental interactions. The term came into light after 2005 when 168 nations agreed to adopt Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015 to build the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 was endorsed in 2015 to strengthen resilience by implementing integrated and inclusive measures for disaster risk reduction as a successor instrument to the Hyogo Framework. The same year almost all nations agreed on the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Nepal, one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, is also committed to implement both post-2015 agendas. With many themes overlapping between the two global agendas, there are many opportunities to integrate sustainable development with disaster risk reduction. For a country like Nepal which has limited financial and technological capacities to work separately on the two global agendas, “resilience” would be an intersection and thus disaster risk reduction can be integrated with the sustainable development goals of nations. This chapter explores the initiatives of disaster resilience in Nepal and discusses its linkage with sustainable development goals. The chapter also assesses opportunity and challenges for integrating disaster resilience in planning for sustainable development and concludes that if all the 753 local governments of Nepal work with honesty and transparency for the next 13 years by integrating the risk of natural and nonnatural disasters in the development planning and implementation, Nepal’s dream of generating, sharing, and sustaining prosperity will come true.


Disaster risk Resilience Development Nepal Sustainability Sendai 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mountain Research and Development FoundationKathmanduNepal
  2. 2.Amrit Campus, Tribhuvan UniversityLainchour, KathmanduNepal

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