NSET'S EFFORTS ON RECONSTRUCTION - A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

2 May 2019

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A photography exhibition entitled NSET's Efforts on Reconstruction was organized by NSET from April 25 - 30 2019 at NSET Office premise. The main aim was to share experiences and showcase stories gathered during reconstruction activities of NSET through the USAID supported Baliyo Ghar program. Groups of visitors from government offices, municipalities, media, communities, rotary, DRR practitioners, teachers, students and NSET's staffs observed the exhibition and shared their reflections, experiences and ideas. The exhibition started with informal sharing session among NSET's staff.

Addressing the Closing Session, Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Mr. Sushil Gyewali highlighted the achievements made in reconstruction so far. "Though delayed with some obstacles, we have been marching towards successful reconstruction which eventually would be a model for rest of the world. Till date, we have finished above 50% of the reconstruction tasks which we are committed to accelerate in the forth year," Mr. Gyewali stated.

 

Former Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and senior artist, Mr. Kiran Manandhar shared on how fine arts could help in promoting public awareness on earthquakes and other disasters and also in enhancing culture of safety in our societies. Senior Litterateur Mr. Santa Das Manandhar, who is the writer of an award-winning book on earthquake education “Hajuramako Katha” (Grandma’s Story), stressed on the importance of civic education to tackle disaster adversities including earthquakes.

Dr. Amod Mani Dixit, General Secretary of NSET urged NRA to organize an international conference to share and showcase the learnings of Nepal's reconstruction. Mr. Andrew Golda from USAID Nepal briefed about USAID support for Nepal's reconstruction efforts to achieve “Build Back Better”. On the occasion, Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha, Executive Director of NSET had highlighted the experiences of reconstruction that NSET has collected and emphasized on the objectives of organizing photo exhibition.

The exhibition commenced on April 25, 2019, the day to commemorate the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake. The exhibition includes six major themes; Resilient Communities, Happy Families, Reconstruction Heroes, Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Baliyo Ghar Program Activities among end users; and Inclusion in Reconstruction. More than 100 photos collected from Baliyo Ghar Program areas were displayed during the exhibition. With the support from USAID, NSET is providing technical assistance in reconstruction of Nepal through Baliyo Ghar Program.

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