Managing Risk Through Economic Development (M-RED)

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Managing Risk through Economic Development (M-RED) program aim to develop
and implement a sustainable model of integrated disaster risk reduction (DRR) and
economic development activities, building sustained and market-driven approaches
to DRR that increase resiliency to multiple disasters. The program targets
vulnerable communities in Kanchanpur, Activities initiated at the community and
household levels will be those that both mitigate disaster risks and increase income
levels. Communities will increase their DRR knowledge and capacity. While at the
same time, increasing their economic opportunities by engaging in the production,
value addition, and sale of crops utilized for disaster mitigation with the dual
purpose of increasing household incomes. The program will reinforce new or
improved economic opportunities by enabling communities and households to
access markets for inputs and sales of high-demand/ high-value commodities.

Thematic Area Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Resilience
Project Name Managing Risk through Economic development (M-RED)
Funded By Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
Implementing Agencies NEEDS Nepal
Lead Partner Mercy Corps
Geographical Coverage 13 Communities of Belauri, Krishnapur Municipality and Laljhadi Rural Municipality of Knchanpur
Objectives 1. To strengthen assets, capacities and behaviors for the disaster readiness of vulnerable communities to prepare and respond to natural hazards which will also focus on building economic incentives through risk-sensitive livelihoods and nexus interventions with a new emphasis on localization, transformation and early action. 2. To Strengthen the system approach by partnering with national and provincial government agencies, district/municipal governments, private sectors actors which will focus on build an enabling environment that can sustain the disaster ready capacities of communities before, during and after disaster, utilizing market incentives for private investors and supporting local government to scale best practice. 3. To build and share evidence to influence government, donor and peer agencies about the model’s relevance and efficacy and leverage partnerships and relationships to advance the principles of localization and influence transformational change.
Target Groups Dodha Flood prone area Community Peoples
Duration 1 Dec 2022 to 31 Dec 2024


National Environment and Equity Development Society Nepal
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