In 2015 earthquake, almost 95% of the households were damaged which are still in the process of rebuilding. Irrigation canal and drinking water systems and other common facilities are also disrupted which are yet to be repaired. To help the community in restoration, Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LIBIRD) designed Rebuilding Family Farming (RFF) Program for responding to the 2015 earthquake which includes phase-wise approach to responding earthquake affected households’ needs: i) livelihood provision, ii) livelihood protection, and iii) livelihood promotion. Enhancing economic and social resilience of earthquake-affected community in Sindhupalchok (ESRS) is a project funded by Mercy Relief (Republic of Singapore). The project is designed building on the outcomes of the phase I and II of the RFF program in Sindhupalchok district and is in line with the programmatic framework in RFF phase III i.e. focusing on increasing income, employment and building resilient livelihoods.
ESRS aims to capitalize and harness these potentials for improving the economic and social resilience of the disaster hit communities in Sindhupalchok. The economic resilience is supposed to be enhanced through improved agriculture value chains for improving income, employment and food security, while the social resilience to be enhanced by integrating LDRMPs and CBDRMPs into income generating activities and building the local capacity for planning and implementing LDRMPs and CBDRMPs by mobilizing local resources.