Mainstreaming Resilience of Schools: Rebuilding in Post Gorkha Earthquake Nepal


This study helps to identify practical approaches for embedding resilience in the reconstruction of schools damaged by the Gorkha Earthquake of April-May 2015. Schools must be rebuilt to provide education as the foundation of building resilience. They must also have basic amenities such as drinking water, toilets, waste disposal and drainage systems. The reconstructed school must be physically safe from both geological and climatic hazards. Building resilience will involve incorporating processes to ensure that schools function regularly in the immediate aftermath of a hazard and rebuilding is done in a manner that addresses identified vulnerabilities. The findings are expected to inform opinion, and lead to policy uptake and actions for reconstructing schools and help to promote resilience through: i) reduction of multi-hazard risks, ii) child-friendly learning environment, iii) integration of landscape, environment and culture, and iv) community ownership.




ISET and Rato BAngla

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