Nepal Earthquake Recovery Apeal Strategic Overview(2).pdf


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2. AIM OF NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY APPEAL 2015:
The aim of the Nepal Earthquake Recovery Appeal 2015 is to
identify capable, competent and trusted grassroots initiatives and
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) working on the ground
in Nepal and support them with grants for urgent earthquake
relief aid and seed funding for projects and initiatives focusing
on recovery and rebuilding. By supporting small competent and
capable organisations that know the local context and community
of their work well, allows for a much more hands on direct approach
to rebuilding and recovery, which should deliver tangible results
efficiently, whilst preserving cultural and contextual sensibilities, so
as to empower local communities to guide the rebuilding of their
own communities.
This mid-term recovery phase, when the media coverage of the
situation dies down and relief aid has exited and before the start of
the imminent monsoon has been identified as the time when there
will be the greatest need for support.
Therefore the majority of NERA funds will be utilised for mid-term recovery, to support sustainable efforts,
delivering projects with long-term impacts in the most affected districts.
Once organisations capable of both getting relief aid out immediately and who will also be competent
partners for recovery/rebuilding efforts have been identified they will be profiled as grant recipients through
the Bulldog Trust website through a summary report and short films giving them a platform to be showcase
their work and providing donors a secure route through which donations can be channelled, giving them
peace of mind that their funds are reaching those in the most need.
It was confirmed last week in a statement by the government that all donations (from institutions or
individuals) to help earthquake victims must be channelled through the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief
Fund, unless an organisation is an existing NGO (this is not applicable to NGO’s set up after the 25th of
April 2015) and that those who flout the rules will be punished. Therefore this strategy is the safest way to
ensure that all of your donations are spent on victims and not being syphoned off through unaccountable
channels one is unable to monitor. Also this strategy ensures that donations can be used for recovery in
the mid-term and long-term, which many of the current relief operations formed by unregistered groups
will not be able to guarantee.

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