Background and Objectives
In continuation of its role as the lead Shelter Cluster agency for the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in Nepal, UN-HABITAT implements an integrated shelter programme in support a minimum of 225 landless families from the 1,422 registered landless affected by the Koshi floods. This project is within the framework of Koshi Early Recovery Project (KERP) of UNDP. UN-HABITAT will assist in the resettlement and rehabilitation process of 225 landless families.
Objectives of the Project are:
- To rehabilitate and resettle landless vulnerable families displaced due to flooding in an integrated manner, by addressing their basic living needs, including shelter, access to water, sanitation, and basic infrastructure;
- To develop financing systems through the establishment of a savings and credit scheme to ensure economic stability and opportunities for small scale entrepreneurship;
- To enhance community responsibility in the shelter construction process as a way of developing the community capacity, confidence and imparting self-reliance; and,
- To optimize resource allocation through accurate target group identification.
Main activities include:
- Finalising of land selection, land layout and legal documentation from the government;
- Consultation with stakeholders to finalise beneficiaries selection, construction sites and project design;
- Establishment of Women's saving and Credit Groups, and capacity building of the gourps;
- Strengthning housing management committee through tranings and exposures;
- Traning on Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) to the target groups; and,
- Organising training on community based disaster risk management.
- 225 registered landless families receive integrated support to improve their standards of shelter and access to improved water and sanitation and infrastructure support;
- Women's saving and credit groups are established and operational accommodating the initial target group of 225 families. In addition, prepare additional families for the second phase of activities;
- Between 50-100 members of the target group receives on the job technical training during the construction process;
- Trainings in Community Disaster Preparedness and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). With a Community Disaster Preparedness Plan (CDPP) developed and improved sanitation practice incorporated.
Development Partners / Partners
Development Partners: UNDP
Partners: Lumanti Support Group for Shelter
- Shelter Provision for the Most Vulnerable before & during the Monsoon
- Integrated Shelter Assistance for 225 Landless Households Affected by Koshi Flood
- The Provision of Vocational Training for Returning IDPs Affected by Koshi Floods (Completed)
- Assistance to IDPs and Returnees
- Preparation of a Proposal for Slum Upgrading Strategies and Investment Program
- ASSESSING THE FEASIBILITY OF ICT AS A DEVELOPMENT INSTRUMENT FOR RURAL-URBAN LINKAGES IN NEPAL (Completed)