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EEFIT Return mission to Nepal 2022

The team Learning from Earthquakes (LfE) UK supports the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) return mission to Nepal led by Dr Michael Whitworth to understand how Nepal is implementing its recovery programme and how successful it is its 'Build Back Better' approach to disaster recovery. In April 2015, a devasting earthquake hit Nepal, causing widespread impact with more than 9000 deaths, >0.5 million homes damaged or destroyed, over 8000 schools damaged, 100 hospitals and a significant number of culturally significant buildings. Shortly after the earthquake, EEFIT conducted an earthquake reconnaissance mission to understand what were the impacts of this earthquake and what vulnerabilities needed to be remedied so that future event would not be so severe.  Shortly after this event, the Government of Nepal launched a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment and Post Disaster Recovery Framework, which identified priorities and initiatives to 'Build Back Better' and develop a more resilient Nepal over seven years. Seven years after the earthquake, there now exists a unique opportunity to evaluate the recovery against clear objectives for how resilient Nepal has become to earthquakes and other natural hazards (identified through our research as a key research gap), what best practice can be identified and what lessons can be learnt to enable Nepal and other countries to become more resilient to natural hazards, a key objective of the Sendai Framework. 

The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) and SW Nepal would like to invite you to a workshop on Nepal Earthquake Recovery and Reconstruction. The aim of the workshop is to investigate the recovery and reconstruction and 'built back better' approach, analysing both the physical reconstruction and the institutional framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Speakers include both national and international experts in a range of relevant fields, with the workshop including a participatory approach with discussions and resilience assessments. We would like a wide range of stakeholders to attend and welcome your contributions. If you would like to attend, please email and The workshop will be held at the Hotel Shanker Lazimpat, Kathmandu, from 13:00 -19:00 on Monday 23rd May.

  • High tea, dinner and drinks will be served.
  • Registration and high tea will commence from 13:00
  • coffee and tea will be served with dinner and drinks from 18:30


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