An Interaction on ‘Integrity in Post Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (IPERR)’ took place in Kathmandu on 23rd March 2017. High level representatives of National Reconstruction Authority, District Administration Office Kathmandu, MOFALD, CLPIU, DLPIU, district government offices, civil society, political parties, media and others involved in the post-earthquake reconstruction shared their work and challenges, at the event.

TIN President Shree Hari Aryal drew the attention of concerned authorities on the need of speedy reconstruction by presenting a TIN document listing reconstruction related issues. He highlighted government’s inability to communicate policy level decision to the earthquake victims and asked for better coordination among stakeholders. During the program, TIN Officers based at the most affected 14 districts presented their district specific problems. Kathmandu CDO Bal Krishna Panthi expressed support to all reconstruction activities. Chief guest, NRA Executive Committee member Dhurba Sharma addressed the interaction by listing the ongoing reconstruction hurdles. He highlighted the efforts made by NRA to complete reconstruction on time. Mr. Sharma also assured to address the major issues raised by TI Nepal.

In parallel, the Annual Review Meeting of the ‘Integrity in Post Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation’ (IPERR) program also took place in Kathmandu on 22-24 March 2017 with the participation of IPERR district officers, central team and Board members.  The meeting reviewed IPERR annual work progress at the 14 districts. IPERRR District Officers presented their work of the last 9 months and reconstruction activities taking place in their respective districts. Orientation on admin, finance and grievance redressal was also a feature of the review. Ms. Odile Humblot, Attache’ at the European Union spoke about the EU-TI Nepal partnership and interacted with the district officer on major issues affecting reconstruction. Finally the review ended on a positive note with the commitment of the IPERR team to continue the watch-dog role of TI Nepal in the coming days.