UNOPS

04/11/2016

Resilient police facilities in Nepal

Twenty new buildings in rural parts of the country will help improve security and access to justice for poor and marginalized people.

The project is being implemented with funding from the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), under its Integrated Programme for Strengthening Security and Justice. UNOPS began construction on all 20 buildings in 2016.

Each structure is being constructed to be sustainable, environmentally friendly and accessible for diverse users. In particular, designs for the buildings included gender considerations as well as the unique needs of children and differently-abled people.

UNOPS is also modernizing a variety of police systems: Operation and maintenance; performance management; training and development; and research and planning. A series of trainings will develop human capacity to ensure proper use and maintenance of these systems.

Every stage of the process includes close collaboration between UNOPS, DFID and the Nepal Police.

Before the end of 2016, UNOPS will begin construction on nine additional police units, within five districts affected by the 2015 earthquake.