KATHMANDU, April 30: Thulo.Com and Enterprise for Management, Economic Reform and Gender Equality (EMERGE) launched a Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) mobile application named “Ma Ta Chhu Tayar” on April 22 during of the grand finale of the private sector innovation challenge.
The app is aimed at businesses (especially women-led) and consumers to improve their resilience to disasters through preparedness and get help when real disasters happen. Tammie Harris, Party Leader, Tayar Nepal, launched the app at the event. The app is supported by USAID’s Tayar Nepal Enhanced Disaster Risk Management Project and is part of the Udhyami Utthan Campaign which is a joint initiative of Thulo.Com and EMERGE.
According to a statement released by the company, the app provides disaster-related information in the form of text, links, videos, images and audio. It is segregated according to disaster types and stages to make the information clearer and has features for the visually impaired such as font size customization, dark mode and light mode switching and l use of bright colors.
“The app targets businesses (particularly female owned/led) and therefore has specific features for preparedness as well as actual management, such as the ability to become a disaster management product provider, access help with risk financing, download business continuity plan templates, participate in disaster management events, learn about disaster management, provide assistance and more,” the statement said, citing Surakchya Adhikari, COO, Thulo.Com.