Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

Introduction

Dhungentar’s vulnerability to disasters was laid bare during the 2015 earthquake: all houses except one were classified as fully damaged in the aftermath. Considering the fact that Archale Village has also been identified as a landslide-prone area, the pressing need for disaster-resilient infrastructure in Dhungentar is apparent. 
Secure infrastructures are particularly important in Dhungentar given the settlement’s socioeconomic fragility. Accordingly, this pilot demonstration project focused on building disaster-resilient houses and toilets, along with improving road connectivity within and to the settlement to stimulate development and ensure future resilience against shocks.

Core partners