The proposed action PRAGATI brings together three different organisations (Dan Church Aid-DCA, Adventist Development and Relief Agency-ADRA and Volunteer Service Organisation-VSO) in the consortium to manage, plan, implement, monitor and document this action. The members have significant years of experience and have expertise in the areas proposed under this action. There will be two local implementing partners namely Friends Service Council Nepal (FSCN) and National Disaster Risk Reduction Centre (NDRC) Nepal – which are active in Kathmandu Valley, and have significant years of experience working in DRR/DRM and humanitarian response.
DCA is a Danish International Humanitarian Organisation and is the member of ACT Alliance, which has been active in Nepal for last 35 years. DCA is currently working in 13 districts in Nepal. In Nepal, DCA has a strong coordination with the government line agencies, Disaster Preparedness Network, the clusters and the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium Flagships. DCA was among the first responders during the 2015 Earthquake and is continuing its effort on recovery and reconstruction in Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Dhading and Gorkha Districts of Nepal through the funding support of ECHO and DFID among others.
ADVENTIST DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF AGENCY – ADRA is an independent humanitarian agency that specialises in providing individual/community development, and disaster relief support. It is a part of global ADRA network having presence in more than 130 countries. ADRA was active immediately after the earthquake to provide emergency relief support to affected people in Kathmandu Valley and neighbouring districts. ADRA has built strong local relationship with the communities and is fully informed of the plans developed by the CBOs and municipal authorities regarding reconstruction in Shankharapur.
VOLUNTEER SERVICE OVERSEAS – VSO in Nepal works closely with the government partners including the government line agencies through its international expert volunteers approach. Since the 2015 earthquake, a core part of VSO’s governance work in Nepal has focused on strengthening governance in the disaster management to more effectively manage disaster risks. VSO is leading a project funded by DFID on “National Disaster Recovery Coordination Secretariat (NDRCS) in 14 earthquake affected districts of Nepal; of which DCA implemented its interventions in three districts of Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur).