The program is designed in the context of the International Recovery Platform (IRP) for the fulfillment of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disaster. Taking into account, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has developed risk reduction strategies based on the recommendation of HFA. The UNDP/BCPR (Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery) with the support of Government of Japan initiated an Earthquake Risk Reduction and Recovery Preparedness (ERRRP) program in fi ve high risk South Asian countries: Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. This project is a part of a fi ve country regional programme in South Asia that seeks to support regional cooperation through knowledge sharing and development of best practices in the context of the SAARC Comprehensive Framework on Disaster Management agreed in February 2006.
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