Enhancing protection against lightning
Nepal is one of the 20 most disaster-prone countries in the world. Lightning was the second most frequent with 354 incidents during 2020 and 2021 according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) data. These occurrences have resulted in 92 deaths and 338 injured. This presentation will explain how Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP), its national steering committee, the Nepal Preparedness Partnership (NPP), and local partners implement knowledge sharing, organize training to comprehend the risks associated with lightning, conduct lightning risk assessments, support to identify possible risk reduction measures and publish findings to promote information sharing from the community to national levels.
Speaker: Shyam Sundar Jnavaly
National Disaster Risk Reduction Centre Nepal (NDRC Nepal)
BNDCC 1-Ground Floor