Multi-Hazards Retro-Maintenance Needs Assessment of Public Schools Lalitpur and Kirtipur- UN Habitat

Introduction

Every year it is reported that school buildings are facing threats of the multi hazarads, which adversely impacts the education of children. Design of school buildings has been a highly neglected subject in Nepal. In the recent, it is reported that Eastern Earthquake has damaged more than 600 schools. This shows the urgent need to make schools safer for everyone.

 

To respond to such a situation, UN-Habitat in partnership with UNISDR Asia Pacific Secretariat have developed a Toolkit to facilitate the assessment of the safety of critical infrastructures, focusing on schools and hospitals in South Asia. UN-Habitat Nepal in association with Centre of Resilient Development (CoRD) has tested the Toolkit in two public schools of Lalitpur Sub-metropolitan City and a government hospital of Bhaktapur Municipality. This report presents the findings of a multiple hazards retro-maintenance need assessment of Public Schools in Kirtipur Municipality Nepal.

 

Objective

The main objective of this study was to assess the structural and non-structural multiple hazard safety of public school buildings in Kirtipur Municipality through testing of the Toolkit developed by UN-Habitat.

 

Scope

  • To test the usability and user friendliness of the Safety Toolkit

 

Location: Lalitpur and Kirtipur

Name of Client:UN-Habitat

Completion Date: December 2012