Japanese support for post-disaster psychosocial care
Kathmandu, February 21
Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Masashi Ogawa today signed a grant contract for the Project for Improvement of Community-Based Disaster Risk Management and Post-Disaster Psychosocial Care for Socially Vulnerable People in Nepal.
The grant contract was signed between the embassy and Mayumi Yoshida, representative director of Japan IsraAID Support Programme.
The Project for Improvement of Community-based Disaster Risk Management and Post-Disaster Psychosocial Care for Socially Vulnerable People in Nepal is funded under the grant assistance for Japanese NGO Projects Scheme.
The total grant assistance is USD 267,745 (approximately Rs 27 million), said a press release issued by the embassy.
JISP, an international NGO based in Japan, will work with Nepali partner Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation to implement the project.
With the goal of improving comprehensive community-based disaster risk management, three kinds of support will be provided to civil servants of Kathmandu Valley, local non-government relief organisations, specialised nurses, and public universities and schools who engage in supporting citizens during times of disaster.
The support include training on disaster risk management and psychosocial care for socially vulnerable people, improvement of disaster prevention systems at evacuation points for citizens and establishment of a network among participants of the training programme.
“In order to encourage exchanges of information and cooperation, a mid-term plan will be formulated to secure sustainability of the efforts to improve the community based disaster risk management system,” the embassy said.