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.
This video and article detail how Build Change’s process works with builders and their communities around the world to create a safer future.
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.
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.
Lloyd’s Charities Trust
October 11, 2016
Lloyd’s Charities Trust, the grant-making charity of the Lloyd’s insurance market, joined Build Change in a three-year partnership to focus on resilience in low-income neighborhoods in Manila, Philippines and Medellín, Colombia.
CGI Annual Meeting
September 21-23, 2016
Build Change was featured in the Opening Plenary Session, and then Elizabeth Hausler participated in the breakout session “What We Know Now: Applying Lessons Learned to Advance Haiti’s Future” as a part of the Haiti Action Network.
May 19, 2016
We are proud to participate in Lenovo’s ThinkRevolustionist Program, which focuses on groundbreaking innovations that are changing the world.
Manta & Portoviejo, Ecuador
May 3 & 4, 2016
Lizzie Baisdell, Juan Caballero, and Walter Cano present “Experiences with housing reconstruction: Lessons from other earthquakes” during their reconnaissance work in Manta and Portoviejo, Ecuador.
2015 Annual Report
April 20, 2016
Our 2015 Annual Report is dedicated to innovation as a means of building positive, permanent change.
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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