Nepal Publishes New Design Catalogue for Reconstruction of Earthquake Resistant Houses

01 April 2017, Nepal The Government of Nepal recently published the Design Catalogue for Reconstruction of Earthquake Resistant Houses Volume II developed by the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction, Ministry of Urban Development. This publication is one of the Knowledge Products following the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) conducted in Nepal after the…

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Thailand Learns from Singapore Housing Solutions

25 March 2017, Singapore Housing is a basic necessity that provides shelter, security, and safety for people. The provision for housing is identified as one of the basic rights by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. More than 65 years after that declaration, the provision for affordable housing remains a challenge in most…

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AIT and Sultan Qaboos University Oman Collaborates on Tall Building and Affordable Housing Seminar

12 March 2017, Oman The rapid urbanization has led to an increase demand for innovative and sustainable commercial, residential, and social infrastructure solutions. This demand in infrastructure that cover broadly office buildings, public facilities, schools, and clinics highlights the emerging need for the engineers to know about the latest in engineering tools required to ensure…

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UNDP Social Innovation Workshop: A Meeting of the Minds

23 February 2017, Thailand The innovation landscape in Thailand is rapidly growing with government, private sectors, and non-profit organization all working to promote innovation. However, social innovation is an aspect of innovation that has received less attention. To address this deficit, UNDP in Thailand launched the Thailand for Social Innovation for Development Facility (TSI4D). Over…

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Annual Thailand Wildlife Enforcement Network Meeting 2017

28-29 March 2017, Bangkok Annual Thailand Wildlife Enforcement Network Meeting 2017 was organized by the Division of Wild Fauna and Flora Protection under the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation of the Royal Government of Thailand at Rama Gardens Hotel in Bangkok from 28-29 March 2017. The two-day event brought together representatives from…

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