Nepal Earthquake Recovery Apeal Strategic Overview(2).pdf

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The most important need is to ensure the population have access to food/water, medical attention,
hygiene and sanitation and shelter.
Organisations working in the above areas and with vulnerable communities, such as marginalised
castes (Tamang1 and Dalits), women and children and those with disabilities or health problems,
such as burns survivors and leprosy-affected persons will be prioritised as beneficiaries for support.
On ground assessments communicating with a range of actors (government, INGO’s, NGO’s and
beneficiaries) has highlighted the need to channel resources to areas at risk of falling through the
cracks of larger initiatives.
Maintaining good channels of communication with grant recipients, as well as a variety of other
organsitions and networks working on the ground is key to maintaining an effective and efficient
approach for support.

Alison Marston (AM), who has both extensive humanitarian emergency and relief experience in Nepal from
her work with the International Committee of the Red Cross during the 10 year long internal conflict has
broad grant-making knowledge from her current role at The Bulldog Trust, from which she is on secondment
while is in Nepal between the 1st May to 17th May 2015 to identify grant recipients. The aim of this visit
is to compile a network of 10-20 grassroots organisations through which the Nepal Earthquake Recovery
Appeal 2015 funds will be channelled. During this visit Alison will meet a range of small organisations run
by contacts or trusted individuals. These organisations will all be working on the ground addressing the
priorities stated above.
A contextual analysis of the situation and needs assessment is being compiled through communications
with government representatives, army contacts, international aid and relief representatives, NGO’s and
grassroots organisations, well connected individuals on the ground and by visiting affected areas outside of
Kathmandu to inform the basis of this strategy. Needs on the ground will be assessed as an on going process,
so as to ensure that support is adapted to shifting priorities in the medium to longer-term.
Working progresses such as grant giving/applying and monitoring tools have been formulated specifically
in line with the strategy, to support organisations to keep transparent records of what the funds will be and
have been spent on and the impact of these projects without creating onerous or bureaucratic systems that
impend the work of often small organisations.

1 Tamangs are a Tibeto-Burmese speaking people, making up the single largest ethnic group in Nepal. Despite their large presence they remain highly marginalised. They are concentrated in the high hills of east, west, north and south of Kathmandu valley,
which are the areas most impacted by the 2015 earthquake and aftershocks. Tamangs are concentrated in seven districts Sindhuli,
Makawanpur, Kavrepalanchowk, Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot, Dhading and Rasuwa. (