A number of Integrity in Post Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (IPERR) activities were organized in the Kathmandu Valley between the 6th to the 14thof June. In Kathmandu district, meetings with women from marginalized communities (Dalit, economically backward, single women & older women) took place in the Chandragiri and Shankarapur municipalities. The objective of these meetings was to hear the voices of earthquake-affected women, create awareness regarding the ongoing reconstruction activities, and learn about their experiences in accessing reliefs and grants provided by the government and other organizations. TI-Nepal also organized interaction sessions with conflict victims, many of whom were also victims of the decade long conflict.
In order to involve the youth in the IPERR program, 17 students were selected as volunteers from Kantipur International College in New Baneswor. A volunteer orientation was held for the students at Kantipur College, explaining the message of integrity and their role as citizens to ensure transparent and accountable reconstruction. Two hoarding boards were installed in the Chandragiri Municipality & Shankarapur Municipality. Hoarding boards are installed to raise awareness regarding the IPERR project amongst the general public and promote a message of integrity.
An interaction program was held in the District Coordination Committee with Social Mobilizers working throughout the Lalitpur district. Social Mobilizers were informed about the IPERR interventions and requested for their support and coordination to flow the integrity message at the grassroots level. Following the event, an interaction program with a marginalized (Janajati) community was organized in Konjyosom Gaunpalika, Chaughare in Lalitpur. The interaction program was hosted in coordination with Social Mobilizers working in the area. The program focused on issues/challenges faced by marginalized group in earthquake reconstruction. Many of the complaints of the participants were regarding the delay in the second installment and slow grievance redressal.
The IPERR activities provided a space to learn about peoples’ experiences in accessing reliefs and grants provided by government as well as build linkages with stakeholders.