New and Affordable Building Materials Promoting Sustainability in Nepal

A few years back, Ramesh Syangten, a returnee migrant spent most of his days indulging in alcohol. Now he proudly calls himself a CSEB entrepreneur. Ramesh is just one person who has benefited through Nordic Climate Facility funded project NABIN- New and Affordable Building Materials Promoting Sustainability in Nepal. The project aims to create 100 self-sustaining micro- and small enterprises during the project period.

NABIN project is empowering people in the 14 earthquake-affected districts to create Compressed Stabilized Earth Bricks (CSEB) enterprises.

The project seeks to test and demonstrate a scaled pro-poor and climate-friendly business model for CSEB technology in the Nepalese context, strengthen a number of points along the supply chain of the sustainable construction industry. This will ultimately strengthen Nepal’s capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change through viable rural initiatives with strong social and climate impacts.

The project is funded by Nordic Climate Facility and implemented by DCA Nepal led consortium with Practical Action and Build up Nepal.