Location: Nepal

Date: 2015-2019

Status: Ongoing

Emergency Architects & Human Rights

Jorge Lobos, Michele Di Marco.

Stefano Roselli, Giulia Calzolari, Martina Rubino.

Robyn Murray, Erik Laurieren,

Social Scientist
Tore Qvist.

Federico Tomasoni, Magda Pawlowska

Concern worldwide

Concern worldwide, Engineer without frontiers Denmark & Rural Reconstruction Nepal

Reconstruction of two rural primary schools affected by Nepal earthquake in April 2015. EAHR creates a pilot project in Kalapani and Gogandanda to attend 300 children.


Nepal earthquake in April 2015, magnitude 7.8 on Richter scale, Eight million people have been affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal – more than a quarter of the country’s population – the United Nations says.

2.800.000 people lost houses and needed humanitarian assistance (more than 784,000 houses destroyed or damaged)
1.1 million children needed assistance
7000 schools damaged or destroyed mainly in rural areas.

Government and NGOs have given priority to reconstruction of urban areas.
They defined a strategy with specific materials and rules to rebuild schools.
However in rural areas the cost of those materials; bricks, cement, iron is considerable higher than in urban areas, because the distance and extremely complex geography of mountains. This fact makes more difficult and expensive that a construction company build in those rural areas.

Gogandandg Strategic Solution

Kalapani Strategic Solution

We create a partnership with International NGOs; Concern Worldwide (Ireland), Engineer without Frontiers (Denmark) and local government; RRN (Rural Reconstruction Nepal) NSET-Nepal (National Society for Earthquake Technology)

In this partnership we agreed to develop two pilot projects; Kalapani and Gogandanda where we would respect Nepal rules and increase the local community resilience, following principles as:

  • Use Local materials
  • Community work
  • Respect of cultural processes
  • Training Workshop for local professionals and local community
  • Coordination with local and national institutions.

These school pilot projects will be base to create a method of intervention in local communities in coordination with national governments.

Our goal is to apply this system to other 15 school in Nepal in the same district Dolhaka and/or other countries.


Because the high cost of industrial materials in Dolahka district we design the two school with local materials; Timber, bamboo, stones plus recycling the materials existing right now in the schools; corrugate metal sheet, iron roof trusses, doors, etc.

Other effects of this method is to increase local economy, recover local technologies and improving local capacity of reaction for next disaster; better resilience.
This project consider:

  • 15% lower budget than official budget.
  • International funds
  • Project time 4 months; April- August 2016
  • Approbation of Nepal Government September-October 2016
  • Construction time between 4/6 months November 2016-April 2017
  • Evaluation of results May-July 2017
  • Publish conclusions August- December 2017


This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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