Strengthening traditional institutions for community-based disaster risk reduction

Prakash Kumar Paudel; Meena Bohara; Raja Ram Chandra Timilsina & Rabin Bastola


The Koshi River in Nepal is prone to recurrent flooding. Local communities have been using their indigenous resources and knowledge to manage disasters through local institutions. However, government-led initiatives have largely ignored these institutions, resulting in missed opportunities to utilize proven and widely accepted practices at the local level to address the problem.


Paudel, P. K., Bohara, M., Timilsina, R. R. C., Bastola, R. (2023). Strengthening traditional institutions for communitybased disaster risk reduction. Policy Brief No. 02. Center for Conservation Biology, Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal.