Strengthening peacebuilding - integrated risk analysis in Nepal

KATHMANDU,NP - CIRCA AUGUST, 2012 - Kathmandu main square flooded with water after heavy monsoon rain.

The civil war in Nepal has been over for more than ten years. Since then, the country has been in a state of drastic political transformation, which is not yet complete. Many of the drivers of the conflict that led to civil war, especially the marginalisation and exclusion of various minorities, still exist today. At the same time, Nepal is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) therefore commissioned an assessment of the various disaster, conflict and fragility risks. adelphi supports this process with an integrated risk analysis. The aim was to identify the changes in the country’s vulnerability since 2015 as well as essential peace and prevention needs, in order to develop recommendations for the German Development Cooperation on how to improve their efforts. To ensure successful transfer of the recommendations into the design of programmes, adelphi also facilitated a workshop for German development programmes in Nepal so that such information can be incorporated.