The Government of Japan has decided to extend financial assistance of US Dollars 102,473.00, equivalent to approximately Nepalese Rupees 10,187,865 to Shapla Neer – Citizen’s Committee in Japan for Overseas Support under the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects Scheme.
Shapla Neer is a NGO based in Japan and working with Nepalese partner agency, the National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET) to implement the Project for Training & Campaign for Earthquake Non-structural Mitigation in the Kathmandu Valley.
A Grant Contract relating to this project is scheduled to be signed and exchanged Embassy of Japan in Nepal between Masashi OGAWA, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, and Ms. Maki MIYAHARA, Country Representative of Shapla Neer - Nepal Office.
This project, aiming for the mitigation and prevention of damage in case of earthquakes, will be implemented in Kathmandu Metropolitan City and Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City. The major elements of this project are as follow:-
Media Campaign for Earthquake Disaster Prevention Messages: To provide messages on earthquake disaster prevention, this project will use (a) Public Service Announcements (PSAs) aired through community and private FM radio, (b) flex boards on tempos and micro/mini buses demonstrating prevention methods, and (c) a documentary shown at a variety of events, at a mobile information desk, and on SAJHA buses.
This includes training Program for Community Leaders. This project will conduct trainings through an “Earthquake Information Booklet” to community leaders who are interested in Disaster Risk Reduction at community level and who are then expected to, in turn, train their community, especially the women.
Other component is House-to-house Visits. To check the risks to individual households, this project will make door-to-door visits to around 250 households and distribute furniture stoppers along with an “Earthquake Information Booklet” and provide training to householders on how to use the tools.
Disaster Risk Reduction Workshops for Women is another part. This project will conduct workshops on Disaster Risk Reduction to local women’s groups.