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Collaboration for sustainability of reconstruction stressed


KATHMANDU: The South Asian Conference on the role of local level in the area of disaster management, reconstruction, energy and climate change concluded here today adopting seven-point Kathmandu Plan of Action.
The regional conference has urged the federal government and local governments to collaborate for sustainability in post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation and inclusive entrepreneurship in the South Asia.
Recognizing Nepal government’s reforms at local level and progress on post-earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation, the action plan has stated that the local government would be encouraged to frame own disaster risk reduction policy and strategy in consistent with the national framework.
The conference has also called on the government to realize the need of involving local government for ensuring the provisions related to clean and renewable energy to reduce negative effects of climate change.
Also, the conference has urged the government to provide assistance to the local governments to institutional, organizational, financial and technical capacity to implement global issues at local level.
Likewise, the action plan has stressed the need to provide or allocate resources at federal, provincial and local levels to ensure gender equality and social inclusion in the formulation of public policy, planning and decision making process.
Also speaking on the occasion, Chief Executive Officer of the NRA, said it was a spectacular achievement to collaborate with local governments for post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation. “The collaboration we did with local governments on reconstruction could be a a model at international arena”, he added.
Home Minster Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ on Monday inaugurated the conference.
The conference was attended by participants from Nepal along with India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Among the issues discussed in today’s session were renewable energy and climate change. RSS

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