ISET-Nepal in collaboration with ISET-International conducted a study to consolidate methodologies and generated evidence on the cost and benefit of adaptation focusing on disaster risk reduction (DRR) as a major strategy for addressing the impacts of urbanisation and climate change on vulnerable population of Nepal. The main objective of the study was to assist vulnerable communities of Nepal in adapting to climate change through identification and implementation that reduce risks and support adaptation to disasters.
Based on the objective of this project, ISET-Nepal piloted straw-bale housing in Kapilbastu District. The house technology was a low-cost, energy-efficient and earthquake-resilience system which served as alternative to the increasingly favoured cement construction. The study was supported by American Red Cross.