Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and typhoons. Our mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to earthquakes and typhoons in emerging nations.
Many houses were completely destroyed in the 2015 Nepal earthquakes, and even more were damaged but left standing. For these homes, retrofitting is a low-cost alternative to demolition and rebuilding. With Build Change’s technical assistance, homeowners can strengthen their homes and move back in with confidence.
Simpson Strong-Tie Fellowship for Engineering Excellence
May 8, 2017
Build Change and Simpson-Strong Tie announce the Simpson Strong-Tie® Fellowship for Engineering Excellence program and call for applicants. Applications will be accepted until June 5, 2017, with the Fellowship term beginning July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
Curry Stone Design Prize
April 4, 2017
Build Change was named to the Curry Stone Design Prize Social Design Circle for design that helps prevent disaster. Read more and see all the Social Design Circle winners here.
2017 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship
March 27, 2017
We are so honored to have been selected by the Skoll Foundation as a winner of the 2017 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship each year to a select group of social entrepreneurs whose innovations have already had significant, proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems, and invests directly in the promise of even greater impact at scale. Read more…
2016 Annual Report
March 24, 2017
Our 2016 Annual Report is now available online. This year we are proud to feature our partners from around the world, without whom none of our programs would be possible.
A Stand Against Discrimination
February 9, 2017
Our CEO Elizabeth Hausler and more than 150 other social entrepreneurs have signed an open letter to President Trump, standing in solidarity against the travel ban on 7 Muslim-majority countries. The full letter and list of signatories is available on Medium.com.
Aceh Province Earthquake Assessment
December 19, 2016
Following the earthquake that struck Ache province in Indonesia on December 6, our team went to the region to assess the damages and begin to understand how Build Change can support the rebuilding efforts. Their journey is documented on our blog.
Hurricane Matthew Response
October 26, 2016
Our team in Haiti traveled to communities in southern Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew to investigate why so many homes and schools were damaged. Their observations were recorded on our blog, and in the technical reconnaissance report published on November 28, 2016.
Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and windstorms by empowering people in emerging nations to build homes and schools that will protect their families and children.
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