Nepal Switch-Asia Projects: I & II

Current facets (Pre-Master)

The capacity building SWITCH-Asia project I and II for Nepal is part of the IHS/EUR thematic area called Green Cities and Infrastructure coordinated by Dr. Ogenis Brilhante which includes a master specialization (Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure, MFUI), the three weeks course on Green Cities for Eco-Efficiency.

SWITCH Asia is the initiative of European Union (EU) promoting sustainable consumption and production in Asia. Under this call non-state actors are encouraged to participate in supporting the developing countries in Asia to promote sustainable economic growth.

The  SWITCH-Asia project I for Nepal called “ Green Homes or Sustainable Housing”  started in 2013 and was concluded in 2015.The project was  locally implemented by Nepal Un-Habitat in collaboration with the  Ministry of Urban Development, Department of Urban Development and Building Construction of Government of Nepal and three selected municipalities (Kathmandu, Pokhara and Daran. IHS/EUR is the European partner of the project and Dr, Ogenis Brilhante is the project manager.

 The SWITCH-ASIA project II called “ Need for Sustainable Tourism and Green Growth for Heritage Setllements in Nepal”  was recently approved by the EU to be implemented by UN-Habitat Nepal, local partners and IHS. Dr. Ogenis Brilhane is also the coordinator of this new project at IHS.

Reports and research results produced in the Switch-Asia  project I