Rebuilding settlements with Communities
A week long workshop on 'Rebuilding settlements with Communities' concluded on 1st May 2016. During a week-long workshop international experts-experienced in rebuilding post disaster in their countries like Indonesia, India, Bangaladesh and Thailand together with national Volunteers architects and technical team of Lumanti worked together with the people of Thecho and Machhegaon developed a model plan to rebuild the settlement with design and details of few typical houses along with planning and guidelines for water supply, drainage and fecal sludge management for a selected neighborhood.
The workshop also identified the urban growth pattern and effects of road expansion. Apart from these, the workshop presented a model of mechanism of financing housing constructions. A model of coordination with various governmental and non-governmental organizations in the process of settlement planning was also presented during the workshop.
More than 100 participants representing different communities including Thecho and Machhegaon, representatives from National Reconstruction Authority, municipal representatives of both the communities, representatives from District Development Committee in Lalitpur, local women cooperatives, civil society, media and other stakeholders. National and International experts from India, Indonesia, Thailand and Bangaladesh including UN Habitat attended the closing program.
The workshop was organized by Lumanti Support Group for Shelter in partnership with Community Women Forum with support from Asian Coalition of Housing Rights (ACHR) based in Bangkok along with technical support from its international Community Architect’s Network (CAN).