Shelter Reconstruction and skills trainings Nepal earthquake
The main objective of the project is that 1,900 earthquake-affected families are able to rebuild their lives through the reconstruction of their homes.
The results the project wants to achieve are that
a) 1,900 targeted families have adopted Build Back Safer (BBS) techniques in their new homes (1,900 is the total number of families in 2 Village Development Committees -VDCs);
b) the targeted communities have mitigated land degradation while sourcing stone and timber for shelter reconstruction.
The Target Group of the project in the 2 VDCs is as follows:
• 1,900 families (9,500 individuals) – including 10% or 190 extremely vulnerable HHs
• 18 skilled laborers (who receive Build Back Safer (BBS) training)
• 54 unskilled labor (who receive skills training)
• 1,710 unskilled laborers (who benefit from a cash for work program)
The project intends to achieve the results by the following measures: identification and training of 18 skilled and 54 unskilled laborers in BBS techniques, in collaboration with local institutions; building of 2 demo shelters ; conducting environmental analyses and providing feedback to the VDCs; supporting
the 2 VDC committees in local Natural Resource Management (NRM) issues.
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in Gorkha district on April 25, 2015. Over a quarter of the Nepalese population was affected by the earthquake, with at least two million in need of emergency shelter, water, food, and medicines. In rural Nepal, the most common type of structure is built from mud and stone, a housing type that suffered the greatest damage. Due to the monsoon season (July – August) rebuilding work was delayed and families have been provided with temporary shelter.
Families have started to salvage material from damaged homes to build ad hoc shelter solutions however there is: 1)lack of community technical skills, 2)lack of skilled labor, 3)potential environmental degradation.