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New and Affordable Building Materials Promoting Sustainability in Nepal (NABIN)

Buildings and housing
Urban development
Call 7
Time consumed
Start: 01-Sep-18 End: 31-Aug-20
Lead Nordic partner
Country of Lead Nordic partner
Local partner(s)
Build Up Nepal
Other partner(s)
Practical Action
NCF grant size
Total project cost
Sustainable construction solutions, Training
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The project seeks to test and demonstrate a scaled pro-poor and climate friendly business model for Compressed Stabilized Earth Bricks (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.

Over 650,000 houses...


Project's expected key results are:
•100 CSEB enterprises created
•1 650 direct jobs created through the establishment of CSEB enterprises
•21 million CSEB bricks produced by 100 CSEB enterprises
•20% cost savings on housing reconstruction for 3,500 households
•280 masons trained in CSEB technology construction methods
•Increased access to financial products by CSEB entrepreneurs
•Local awareness of sustainable building materials, uses and advantages
•30% increase in demand of CSEB
•16 231 tonnes of...


Milestone 2 was planned to cover part of the implementation phase of the NABIN project, with the objective to establish 30 CSEB micro-enterprises along with executing the associated project deliverables to reach the project targets. While the majority of the planned deliverables of milestone 2 were successfully achieved as scheduled, meeting the key outcome level result has been slightly delayed by various circumstances which will...

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