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Flood Early Warning Systems in Nepal : A Gendered Perspective - ICIMOD Working Paper 2014/4

  • Shrestha, M. S.
  • Kafle, S.
  • Gurung, M.
  • Nibanupudi, H. K.
  • Khadgi, V. R.
  • Rajkarnikar, G.

For flood early warning systems to be fully effective, they must reach the end users and also meet the different needs of women and men. This publication captures the findings of a study on flood early warning systems in Nepal that assessed the institutional arrangements, key stakeholders, legal provisions, coordination and linkage mechanisms, and four key elements of early warning systems from a gender perspective. It also gathered experience from two villages with functioning community-based flood early warning systems. <p> <p> This report aims to improve understanding of the existing flood early warning systems in Nepal, and suggests ways to make early warning systems more effective and responsive to the needs of vulnerable groups, and women in particular. By promoting the integration of the gender perspective into disaster risk management efforts, this study contributes to the Hyogo Framework for Action. The report can be a valuable tool for use by key national stakeholders, policy makers, planners, and community members who are risk from flood hazards in Nepal.

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  • Publisher Name:
    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • Publisher Place:
    Kathmandu, Nepal