Post 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake: Recovering Resilience
Seminar on emerging challenges in post earthquake scenarios in Nepal, w/ Ajaya Dixit and Shuvechha Khadka, both at ISET-Nepal.
In the mid day of April 25, 2015 a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale hit central Nepal bringing death and destruction. The phase of relief is over but reconstruction is yet to start in a meaningful way though the National Reconstruction Authority has been formed and the government formally began this process. Dixit and Khadka will present the resilience framework to unpack how different factors worked in tandem to lead to the damage. They will highlight how local entities worked together to assist in the immediate crisis and argue that the rebuilding will be localized if strength of entities involved in managing water, forest, distributing electricity in Nepal’s sub-national level used.
Ajaya Dixit is Executive Director of the Institute of Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal. He previously worked as a trainer in US Peace Corps for a decade, and from 1993 to 2014 he served as chairman of the board of directors of Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH).
Shuvechha Khadka is senior researcher at the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal (ISET-N), and previously worked as a research analyst in the International Crisis Group, in Kathmandu.