NASC Discussion Series-56

Theme:Opportunities and Challenges of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) in Federal Context

Speaker: Mr. Sushil Gyewali

The aftermath of a powerful earthquake of 7.6 magnitudes on 25 April 2015 with its epicentre at Barpak, Gorkha district resulted in at least 9000 casualties and affected nearly one third of the total population of the country.  The earthquakes partially or fully damaged/ destroyed nearly a million houses in 31 of the 77 districts, out of which 14 districts were declared severely affected and 17 partially affected in central-west districts of Nepal. With the changed context of federal governance system, three levels of governments are autonomous with their rights rendered by the constitution.

In contrast to high expectation from general public in expedition of the reconstruction process, contemporary political dynamics has added complexities for the post disaster reconstruction.

In this discussion series, speaker will discuss on the changed role, opportunities, initiatives taken and challenges faced by NRA to deliver the expectations from earthquake affected population after reinstatement of local governments.

Date: December 30, 2018 (Poush 15, 2075) Sunday

Time: 10.00 am to 12 Noon

Venue: Prithvi Hall, Nepal Administrative Staff College, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur


Mr. Sushil Gyewali is the Chief Executive Officer at National Reconstruction Authority.