Disaster Risk Reduction Hub For Koshi River To Be Developed

A recent UNESCAP disaster risk-focused report has identified transboundary river basins in South Asia as disaster hotspots. One such area in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region is the Koshi basin.

The Nepal country consultation was organized by the Koshi Basin Initiative (KBI) at ICIMOD, in collaboration with the National Planning Commission. It was supported by the Central Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (CDHM), Tribhuvan University; Disaster Preparedness Network – Nepal (DpNet-Nepal); the International Water Management Institute (IWMI); Lutheran World Relief (LWR); UNDP; and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). A similar national stakeholder event was held in Bihar, India, in July 2019. Each country chapter is expected to share its progress and discuss challenges during the Annual KDKH Dialogue, scheduled to be held in December 2019 in Kathmandu.


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