DEC Collective Learning Initiative: Strengthening earthquake recovery plans of aid agencies in Nepal from collective learning experiences
Commissioned by World Vision
The earthquake in April 2015 transformed the work of the Nepal government and agencies operating in Nepal to prioritise the needs of earthquake affected families. In the subsequent two years, extensive work was completed by the responding agencies, government bodies and quake- affected communities themselves. However, there has not yet been an opportunity for a collective learning event for partners to join together, share and reflect on thematic successes and challenges faced during the earthquake response.
On 14th November 2016, DEC contacted its agencies involved in the Nepal Earthquake Response and introduced the Collective Learning fund. This fund was to be used specifically for activities which focus on collective learning and accountability in the Nepal response. A consortium of seven DEC agencies (CARE, Oxfam, British Red Cross, Tearfund, Plan, World Vision, ChristianAid) joined together for this research and launched the Collective Learning Initiative.