Gorkha Housing Reconstruction Project (GHRP)
||March 2018 - March 2021
||Dharche, Aarughat, Ajirkot, Siranchowk, Sahid Lakhan and Gandaki Rural Municipalities, Palungtar and Gorkha Urban Municipalities
||Energy, Environment, Climate and Disaster Risk Management
||Four-member organizations of Owner-Driven Reconstruction Collaborative (ODRC), a resource network based in India, namely i) SEEDS Technical Services (ODRC Secretariat); ii) Hunnarshala Foundation; iii) UNNATI - Organization for Development education ; and iv) Centre for Ecocentric Development and Peoples' Action (CEDAP).
Two district-based NGOs for social mobilization through recruitment of local staff, namely Shree Swarna Integrated Community Development Center (SSICDC) and Systems Development Service Centre (SDSC), Gorkha
||Government of India
The Gorkha Housing Reconstruction Project, with funding support from the Government of India, aims to directly assist earthquake-affected families in Gorkha district to reconstruct their homes in line with Nepal Government’s reconstruction guidelines, standards and processes through socio-technical facilitation services. The project will support a total of 26,912 beneficiary households from six rural municipalities and two urban municipalities.
In the aftermath of the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, the Governments of Nepal and India recognized the need to facilitate the housing reconstruction process and enable home-owners to undertake reconstruction in a desirable and timely manner as per the established technical guidelines, ensuring seismic safety of the rebuilt structures. The Government of India (GoI) has offered the largest assistance to Government of Nepal (GoN) focusing on housing, education, health and cultural heritage.
To expedite the post-earthquake reconstruction process, GoI, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have entered into an agreement, under which GoI will provide a US$ 16.2 million grant to the two UN agencies to support safer reconstruction of 50,000 houses in two districts: Gorkha (26,912 houses) and Nuwakot (23,098 houses).Read more
Project Focal Point
Mr. Ramraj Narasimhan
National Programme Manager