The Forecast-based Action and Shock-responsive Social Protection Community of Practice (FbA-SRSP CoP) is a multi-sector, multi-stakeholder group that supports open and constructive discussion and coordination amongst interested parties to meaningfully contribute to the FbA and SRSP agendas in Nepal. The CoP is chaired by the Nepal Red Cross Society and UNICEF and is open to all actors working, or with an interest in, the topics of FbA and SRSP applied to the context of Nepal.


It is recognised that (shock-responsive) social protection, FbA and disaster risk management (DRM) are topics of discussion on various platforms and coordination mechanisms in Nepal. Noting the mandate of these various groups on issues related to policy development, legislation and financing, every effort will be made to compliment, and where appropriate contribute to, this ongoing work in Nepal rather than duplicate efforts. With this in mind, the objectives of the CoP include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  1. Dialogue - Provide a platform for regular dialogue between interested parties on their respective work in the fields of FbA, SRSP and DRM, with an emphasis on generating a common understanding of these concepts and their integration or complementarity in the context of Nepal 

  1. Advocacy - Facilitate the development of joint positions, recommendations or advocacy messages on FbA, SRSP and related topics with the intention to contribute to relevant policy, legislation and stakeholder priorities at all levels of government 

  1. Research, knowledge and practice - Share research, knowledge and practice on the topics of FbA and SRSP from Nepal, as well as other relevant international contexts 

  1. Tools and standards - Share and/or develop joint tools, standards and other resources on FbA and SRSP that are applicable to the Nepal context 

The objectives outlined above shall remain under periodic review to ensure their relevance and practical use to the CoP’s membership. They are therefore subject to change if the CoP expresses by consensus a wish to amend the list. You can read the detailed ToR here