Act and prepare before the occurrence, because the loss of life cannot be tolerated”

Himalayan Risk Research Institute (HRI) is an interdisciplinary organization and network of young scientists and professionals working in disaster risk research, humanitarian actions and voluntarily social works.


U-Inspire is a youth and young professionals (Y&YP) platform in Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) to accelerate the implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) inline with the Sendai Framework to support DRR policy and action at local, national and international level. InItiated by the Y&YP in Indonesia, now it functions at country and the Asia Pacific regional level.
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Recent Involvements

HRI members Mr. Kaushal Raj Gnyawali and Mr. Suman Chapagain represented Himalayan Risk Research Institute in 'International Workshop for Youths
HRI has supported UINSPIRE Nepal to organize the first ever hackathon related to youths and DRR in Nepal. For further


Social Awareness Campaign is a two year (2020 and 2021) long joint campaign of Himalayan Risk Research Institute (HRI) with other partners. The project has an aim to reach more than 100k people and make them aware of hazards and disasters.

The major objectives of the campaign are:

  • Make people aware of hazards and disasters occurrence.
  • Provide information on preventive measures from hazards and disasters.
  • Contribute in preventing hazards being materialized.
  • Enhance local community in disaster communication.

Chart: Sector wise total reach




Mapping the susceptibility of rainfall and earthquake-triggered landslides along China-Nepal highways [SCI index, IF=2.1]

Gnyawali, K. R., Zhang, Y., Wang, G., Miao, L., Pradhan, A. M. S., Adhikari, B. R., & Xiao, L. (2019). Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. Description for this block. You can use this space for describing your block.

Landslide susceptibility in Rasuwa District of central Nepal after the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake

Pokharel, B., & Thapa, P. (2019).
Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 59, 79-88.

Roads and landslides in Nepal: how development affects environmental risk [SCI Index, IF=2.8]

McAdoo, B. G., Quak, M., Gnyawali, K. R., Adhikari, B. R., Devkota, S., Rajbhandari, P. L., & Sudmeier-Rieux, K. (2018). Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 18(12), 3203-3210.

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