Tapping the untapped – Private Sector on Disaster Risk Management
Among others, engagement with the private sector on Disaster Risk Reduction makes PRAGATI Project unique. PRAGATI is an urban Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project being implemented in Sankharapur Municipality in Kathmandu and Changunarayan Municipality in Bhaktapur District. Realizing the importance of partnership with private sector, the project is working closely with the private sector, identifying areas of collaboration and investment, building their disaster risk management capacity and preparing them for effective response. The project has facilitated the preparation of Disaster Risk Sensitive Tourism Development Plan (DRSTDP) for Changunarayan municipality. It is working with hotels and homestays together with small and medium enterprises in both the municipalities by providing technical support on the preparation of their business continuity plans.