Tag Archives: Emergency Preparedness

Health & Safety: In the midst of a disaster!

(Photo Source: Google) Under any disaster situation, the immediate disaster responders have to work in a very close proximity with the victims. Besides there is high probability that the circumstances under which they are performing the job, inherently carry certain … Continue reading

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Gorkha Earthquake 2015: Preparedness Lessons

Recalling the immediate moments after the major shaking of 25th April, 2015, Ms. Sita Shrestha a resident of Thankot, Chandragiri Municipality, Nepal, said “As soon as the shaking stopped, I took my son and daughter out of the house along … Continue reading

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What is BCP & Why Businesses Need One?

(Photo Source: Google) The concept of BCP (Business Continuity Plan) is relatively new in developing countries such as Nepal but simply put, BCP helps businesses to better prepare for disasters and mitigate their impacts greatly. A BCP is a management … Continue reading

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A Brief Review of Escalating Number of Disasters in Nepal

(Photo Source: Google) Mid April 2014, a deadly avalanche on Mt. Everest killed over a dozen Sherpa guides. After a long dispute between the Nepalese government and the Sherpas, few of the insurance, compensation and safety related demands were met … Continue reading

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BCM in Nepal: Are we there yet?

(Photos Source: Google) Introduction Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a management process that seeks to ensure organizations are capable to resume or continue operations under adverse or abnormal conditions (Source: Business Continuity Institute, United Kingdom). In recent years, a pressing … Continue reading

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