The Housing Recovery and Reconstruction (HRRP), in consultation with the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) and the partners, organized a partner sharing session on May 28 to discuss the housing reconstruction of vulnerable people.
The virtual session entitled “Housing Recovery of Vulnerable Households (HHs): Lessons from the Field,” was organized to share the best practices of housing recovery and reconstruction efforts of vulnerable households and learn from each other’s experience.
Mott MacDonald and CRS-Nepal shared their lessons learnt from the field experience while Dr. Chandra Bahadur Shrestha from the NRA, Jasmine Rajbhandary from the World Bank, Narayan Prasad Panday, Chairperson of Tadi Rural Municipality of Nuwakot and Om Bahadur Gurung, Chairperson of Dordi Rural Municipality of Lamjung provided their feedback and comments on the working approach and ways of further scaling up the work at the local level.
It was noted that engagement with the local governments, use of local construction materials and holistic program support approach is critical for the overall housing recovery and reconstruction of vulnerable HHs.
Accordingly, more intense coordination and collaboration with the local governments is required to overcome the barriers of economic constraints, lack of information, geographical remoteness, social barriers and lack of family support faced by the vulnerable households.
It is necessary for partners to come together to scale up housing reconstruction of vulnerable households so that no one is left behind in the reconstruction process.
Such sharing sessions will continue through the Vulnerable Support Working Group (VSWG) in coming months, according to Ruplal Aidi, Team Lead of the HRRP General Coordination.