Technical Assistance for Recovery and Resilience

The Gorkha Recovery and Resilience Program (GRRP) aimed to rebuild lives and livelihoods of families affected by Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake. The program focused on communities in 13 Village Development Committees (VDCs) and one Municipality of Gorkha District by providing technical assistance to support the reconstruction of their homes, restoration of livelihood assets, and improvement of livelihood practices in areas. Construction technical assistance activities included:• Mason Training (7 days) for 1,605 skilled masons, both men and women, on the government compliance checklist.• Vocational training (50 days) on masonry for 1,012 laborers, both men and women.• Construction of 82 demonstration houses spread throughout 13 VDCs.• Door-to-door technical assistance to families and on-the-job mason training.• Infrastructure rehabilitation through cash for work to improve pathways to access local markets and restore community water supplies.• Staff training on Participatory Rapid Appraisal, SAP2000 structural analysis software and community appraisal techniques, and train the Trainer on earthquake resistant construction techniques and government compliance checklist.• Training of local officials on QSAND tool for assessing sustainability of reconstruction.