Building resilience in Nepal

Disasters can have a devastating effect on people, homes, communities, industries and the wider economy. Complex crises, especially those that hit conflict-affected countries, demand collaborations that address all dimensions of vulnerability and recovery.

As part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience, International Alert's Head of International Institutions, Elizabeth Drew, co-authored the study, Building resilience in Nepal through public–private partnerships.

Launched on 16 October 2015, the report explores how public–private partnerships can increase resilience to hazards and risks, including for crucial economic sectors such as tourism and construction.

In her blog on the World Economic Forum’s Agenda site, Drew highlights the socio-political dimensions of disaster vulnerability and how building resilience means building peace.

She also recently spoke on the topic of disaster risk reduction and peacebuilding in Nepal on a panel discussion at the Overseas Development Institute, which you can watch here.

You can read the Building resilience report here.