Integrated global reconstruction programme in the Thangpal Valley, district of Sindhupalchok, Nepal
This programme supports an integrated global reconstruction process for the most vulnerable populations affected by the earthquakes in 2015 in the district of Sindhupalchok.
- Funding: Foundation of France, French Development Agency
- Partner: ARSOW-Nepal (Association for Rural Social Welfare - Nepal): already TGH's partner in the implementation of emergency and post-emergency projects after the earthquakes in 2015.
- Direct Beneficiaries: 13,037 direct beneficiaries (2,600 households) and 17,033 indirect beneficiaries (3,395 households)
Self-reconstruction of a house - Thangpaldhap
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Following the 2015 earthquake, ARSOW-Nepal initiated an Integrated Project of Global Reconstruction and immediate response to the needs in the district of Sindhupalchok (villages of Thangpaldhap, Thangpalkot and Gunsakot), funded by the Fondation de France.
Today, Nepal is still suffering the consequences of these disasters, and many needs remain unmet. In May 2016, in partnership with ARSOW-Nepal, TGH conducted an assessment mainly focusing on the reconstruction of houses and community infrastructure, on access to water and sanitation, and on social and economic reconstruction. The Fondation de France supported the continuity of what had been initiated, a second phase response in the district of Sindhupalchok (3 aforementioned villages and the neighbouring village of Bothang), still in partnership with ARSOW-Nepal, as part of an integrated approach of post-earthquake reconstruction. This new programme aims to strengthen the resilience of populations. Its implementation follows a participatory methodology, integrating beneficiaries and government institutions in the steering committees. Community consultations and community contribution to the works carried out will be integrated to ensure ownership of the project by its beneficiaries and to best meet their needs. This programme also includes the capacity building of our partner.
Two main objectives have been identified in order to ensure global reconstruction for the most vulnerable populations of the four targeted villages.
First, the aim it is to strengthen the resilience of the population through technical support for the reconstruction of individual houses and public infrastructure, for Water, Hygiene and Sanitation activities, and for boosting economic recovery. Various interventions are planned in order to:
- Improve housing conditions for the most vulnerable and increase access to public infrastructure (technical training and building of model houses, technical support for the reconstruction process, material support for the reconstruction of houses, prevention and disaster risk management, reconstruction of public infrastructure, rehabilitation and / or construction of drinking water networks and rehabilitation of irrigation canals).
- Allow people to develop in a healthy environment (training of water and waste management committees, construction of temporary public latrines, support to the construction of individual latrines, construction of biogas systems in conjunction with individual latrines, awareness-raising sessions on waste management and promotion of cleaning campaigns, promotion of good hygiene practices in schools and households);
- Improve the socio-economic resilience of households: protection of cultivated plots against wild animals, support to income-generating activities through agricultural diversification and access to credit, identification of local crop varieties resistant to climate change, and aggregate production using a community crusher.
This programme also includes the improvement of the organizational and operational skills of ARSOW-Nepal: identification of training requirements, definition and development of a training programme, organization and monitoring of progress made, development of methodological tools for administrative, logistics and project management, and development of ARSOW-Nepal's strategy over 5 years.
Rehabilitated water tank – Gunsakot
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Community Mobilization – TAR
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