Strengthening community-based disaster management institutions to tackle COVID–19 and local disasters

Poudel, D.P., Upadhyaya, R., and Prasad Timsina, N
Tomorrow's Cities
May 2020

The effects of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 have been very apparent as people, politics,

and economics of the world have been brought down to a grinding halt. Almost all of the

governments around the globe are grappling to contain the spread of the virus, and the

government of Nepal is not an exception. A glimmer of hope in this lockdown is on the

skills of global medical science. We all believe that sooner or later medical science will

guide us back to a post-pandemic society. However, while dealing with it at present, it has

laid bare the capacity of our government and other institutions which are involved in risk