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This website is the home for our research partnership focusing on reconstruction efforts in Nepal after the 2015 earthquakes.

Dolakha, Nepal, December 2016. Photo by Sara Shneiderman.

Op-ed: Reconstruction Conundrums

Op-ed: Reconstruction Conundrums

Several partnership members have published an op-ed in the Kathmandu Post.

Dr. Shneiderman presents context, objectives, and significance of ELMNR partnership project

Dr. Shneiderman presents context, objectives, and significance of ELMNR partnership project

The presentation discusses the themes and impacts of the partnership’s work, both inside and outside of Nepal

The above photo was taken in front of the National Art Museum in Bhaktapur.

Partnership members visit two field sites

Partnership members learned about reconstruction experiences in Bhaktapur and Sindhupalchowk

Research Seminar Series held at SSB

Four partnership members presented research in July & Aug 2018 in Kathmandu.

Presentations at the Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal & The Himalaya

Presentations at the Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal & The Himalaya

Partnership members presented in three separate panels.

Second Workshop Held in Kathmandu

Second Workshop Held in Kathmandu

Workshop discussions launch second phase of research.

“Reconstructing Nepal” Resource Guide Published

The UBC-published guide compiles trans-disciplinary English-language materials.

Dhading, Bina Limbu. Trained women masons at work for house reconstruction. There is a severe shortage of skilled labour as men have gone for foreign employment. In this scenario, some women trained by National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET) have been stepping up to work as masons. At first, women masons were frowned upon by the villagers due to patriarchal beliefs that women cannot do heavy labour but gradually they have become more accepting of them.

First Round of Fieldwork in Nepal Complete (May 30)

Research was conducted in Bhaktapur, Dhading, and Sinhupalchok.

Collaborative Research Agreement signed between UBC and Social Science Baha

This agreement formally recognizes Social Science Baha’s role in this SSHRC Partnership Development Grant.