Design Catalogue for Reconstruction of Earthquake Resistant Houses


This catalogue is a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) report of the government of Nepal that sets out principles for housing and human settlements recovery and reconstruction. Promoting community participation is vital in empowering communities to lead the reconstruction of their houses, emphasizing Owner-driven reconstruction. A comprehensive housing reconstruction approach should encompass holistic habitat development, integrating basic services and community infrastructure with the principles of Build Back Better (BBB) aiming for safer settlements. Reconstruction serves as a means to enhance long-term community resilience, reducing vulnerabilities, and reinforcing capacities to mitigate future disasters. The process should contribute to strengthening the local economy, particularly benefiting the poor and marginalized in the informal sector, offering an opportunity for improved living conditions. Additionally, sustainability and environmental considerations, including climate change, natural resource management, and scientific risk assessments, should be integral to the reconstruction process, ensuring an equitable and inclusive rehabilitation.





Published Year: