An Introduction to Grassroots Rebuilding Following the Earthquake in Rural Nepal

Mahila Musings: Nepal, Part 1

Continuing our disaster preparedness and response GANM Blogs series, as well as our collaborative relationship with Mahila Partnership, we cordially invite our colleagues and friends to watch this new video blog series on the intersection of disaster response, grassroots organizations, and the power of women in overcoming structural challenges in Nepal.

Mahila Partnership, a Tampa Florida-based non-profit organization, takes a grassroots approach to humanitarian efforts. Through partnership with on-the-ground organizations and a heap of passion for helping women around the world, President Angela Devlen gives us a look into the methodology and the purpose behind her way of doing aid differently.

Take a deeper look into the projects Mahila Partnership has already built in Nepal, how they’re handling things differently in the wake of the earthquake, and what lies ahead for this women-run and women-based initiative. We’ll get an inside view of what it’s like on the ground for the rebuilding organizations, how donors have responded with resounding support, and the biggest milestones and lessons learned for the organization’s President, Angela Devlen.

At the end of each video blog, we have shared questions that you may respond to on Twitter and Facebook by utilizing @Mahila @JHUNursing #GANM #WomensHealth and #DisasterRelief.

In this first video, the question we have for you is, “How can grassroots organizations better overcome barriers in aid distribution post-disaster?

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    1. Debbie ~ So happy to see you here on the GANM blog! Thanks to you, we’ve been able to support hundreds of families in Nepal. More to come on the response and ongoing recovery in Part II & III of our video blog series.

  1. Grassroot initiatives can overcome barriers by identifying how others are already overcoming the same barriers. Whether it’s locals on the ground, another organization, or even a person in their organization who has experience in the region, it’s up to organizations to join forces to most efficiently deliver aid, without allowing procedure and bureaucracy to get in the way.

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