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Reconstruction solutions

Following crises such as disasters and conflicts, rebuilding work should adopt practices that:

  • Promote a hands on approach to reconstruction;
  • Make best use of local skills, institutions and resources in order to build back better;
  • Include disaster risk assessments and decentralised disaster risk reduction into reconstruction processes to lessen vulnerability to future risks;
  • Promote the recovery of market systems that will build back local livelihoods;
  • Enable a more cost-effective and sustainable recovery.

Examples of our approach

Post-tsunami reconstruction

After the 2004 tsunami, Practical Action worked with affected communities in Sri Lanka to reconstruct housing and to improve livelihoods, infrastructure, sanitation and health.

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Earthquake resistant buildings

Traditional ‘quincha’ building technology results in a flexible structure with an inherent earthquake resistance.

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Earthquake resistant housing Ica Peru

11417 On 15th August 2007, an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck the central ...

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