Psycho-social support for vulnerable communities affected by the earthquake in Nepal (WB-P159486)

  • Nepal
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  • World Bank (WB)
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$ 3.00 million
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$ 3.00 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 9, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 3, 2016

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Project Description
The project will pilot an innovative bottom-up approach to enable the vulnerable communities with particular focus on women in two post-earthquake districts to be re-integrated in the social fabric of society through the provision of post-traumatic training and a package of a multidisciplinary skills. Global evidence shows that supporting psycho-social well-being can enhance to help people cope in context of post natural disasters has great impact for enhancing access economic and social opportunities. Particularly, the project will focus on women recognizing that their social networks, livelihood activities, and their usual day-to-day practice had changed in the last few months (post earthquake) without having the necessary technical, financial, and emotional skills and support to cope with the changes. This innovative pilot will use a multi-disciplinary approach to trauma sensitive training by integrating socio-emotional skills with soft skills (and other necessary skills that the needs assessment will highlight-such as employability, mental health, etc...) to capture the links between social vulnerabilities and social responses in post-disaster areas.
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  • World Bank (WB)
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