SATHI-SOUTH ASIA TOGETHER FOR HUMANITARIAN IMPERATIVE: LAUNCH EVENT REPORT
South Asia region is prone to various natural hazards due to its unique geo-climatic conditions and pre-existing socio-economic vulnerabilities of the people. The region is facing the wrath of natural disasters with greater frequency and intensity. During the recent years countries in the region have suffered a series of catastrophic disasters such as devastating earthquakes, landslides, avalanche, floods, flash floods, glacial lake outbursts, cyclones and droughts which sharply affected various sectors of development and poor communities. Therefore, rising frequency and intensity of disasters in the region has galvanized the South Asian countries to enter into regional cooperation regimes.
Many disasters in the region are trans-boundary in their origin and can be prevented and better managed through bilateral and multilateral cooperation between South Asian Nations. The Governments and Civil Society Organizations in the region have shown a lot of commitment to reduce disaster risks and manage disasters. Several initiatives have been taken in recent years to institutionalize the regional cooperation to mitigate disaster risk. Therefore, the collaboration and common road map between network organizations can help to better strategize, advocate and deliver humanitarian imperative.
Keeping this in mind 2 days Regional Workshop on “SATHI (South Asia together for Humanitarian Imperative) and Sendai Spring” was held during 23 – 24 February, 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal to establish an effective collaboration among relevant stakeholders from South Asian countries to achieve the positive result in the humanitarian actions.
The regional workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Narayan Gopal Malego, Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), the Government of Nepal and Chaired by Mr. Ram Chandra Neupane, the Chairperson of Disaster Preparedness Network Nepal (DPNet Nepal).
Seven countries were represented: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives.
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