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Nepal Earthquake: Lessons on Recovery and Resilience

Featuring Honourable Gangalal Tuladhar, Member of Parliament and Former Education Minister of Nepal, and Ky Luu, Executive Director of Tulane University's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy. 

Honourable Tuladhar is the Coordinator for the National Campaign for Disaster Risk Reduction Nepal (NCDRR), a network of Members of Parliament working to promote the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal. Honourable Tuladhar, an advisor to former Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister during the recent Nepal Earthquake Emergency Response and Coordination, organizes regular academic and parliamentarian seminar series for evidence based local risk management system and policies in Nepal. Mr. Luu is a founding member of Tulane University's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA) and serves as the Executive Director and Clinical Associate Professor. Before coming to Tulane, Luu through presidential appointment, served as Director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) where he led the U.S. Government office responsible for providing humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. Prior to joining OFDA, he served for three years as Vice President for International Medical Corps (IMC) in Washington, DC, where he played a key role in strategic planning, policy and program development, and emergency global response.

Honourable Tuladhar and Mr. Luu speak about the recent earthquake in Nepal and key lessons on how to reduce disaster risk and promote resilience in vulnerable communities at this event presented by Forum Tulane. Attendees had the chance to receive further information on volunteering with International Development Volunteers (IDV), a UK-based NGO currently seeking volunteers to assist with its earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. Winter break, semester, and summer options are available.