LWF's Dr Prabin Manandhar joins disaster committee in Nepal

LWF Country Director Nepal, Dr Prabin Manandhar, (center, with blue vest) at a team meeting coordinating the LWF earthquake relief work. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
LWF Country Director Nepal, Dr Prabin Manandhar, (center, with blue vest) at a team meeting coordinating the LWF earthquake relief work. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner

Dr. Prabin Manandhar has been appointed to the “Disaster Management Coordination Committee” in Nepal.  The first of its kind, the Nepalese government formed the high level national committee on May 3. The purpose is to respond to the  recent earthquakes in Nepal.  Comprised of key ministries, social welfare councils, international non-governmental organizations and the United Nations, the committee will focus on relief and reconstruction activities.

Dr. Manandhar currently serves as the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Country Director in Nepal and is already on the ground in Nepal, working together with members of the ACT Alliance Forum and the LWF. The team has already distributed relief materials to almost 13,000 families. Dr. Manandhar will be one of four people representing the committee on behalf of international NGOs in Nepal.