Build Change Timeline.
12 years: 245,000 People Living and Learning in Safer Homes and Schools
October 26, 2016
The team of engineers who responded to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti published this technical reconnaissance report with their findings.
October 11, 2016
Lloyd’s Charities Trust, the grant-making charity of the Lloyd’s insurance market, supports efforts to relieve suffering and help people rebuild their lives in the face of disaster. On October 11, 2016 we established a new three-year partnership with LCT, which will focus on building climate and earthquake resilience in informal settlements in Metro Manila and reducing seismic risk in informal neighborhoods in Medellín.
September 21-23, 2016
Build Change was featured in the Opening Plenary Session of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, and then Founder & CEO 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.
September 11-16, 2016
Our partners at RMS sent a team of their staff to visit our program in Nepal and support with projects on the ground there. Hear about their experiences in their blog entries on our blog.
September 6, 2016
The team of engineers who evaluated the west coast of Ecuador after the earthquake there in April 2016 compiled a reconnaissance report detailing their findings, which is now available online.
July 28, 2016
Elizabeth Hausler Strand and our Latin America team participated in the beginning of a strategy for Medellin – Antioquia to become part of 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. We are working on the project “Strengthening Community Risk Management” alongside the Rockefeller Foundation and ELADES.
June 25, 2016
Build Change was chosen as one of the 100 organizations to be featured during Impact Journalism Day 2016, when 55 newspapers worldwide highlight positive innovations from more than 110 countries. Two French language papers, Le Soir in Belgium and L’Express de Madagascar, featured articles alongside two English language papers, The Straits Times in Singapore and The Philippine Star.
Our team in the Philippines hosted 12 engineers and technical staff from the Bhutanese government. Representatives from the Bhutanese Ministries of Works and Human Settlements, Education, Health, Culture and Disaster Management attended. They were interested in learning about confined masonry, to see whether the technology can be transferred to Bhutan.
May 4, 2016The training center in Trou du Nord, Haiti was officially opened Officials from the local government, USAID, CANADO Technique, CECI, Global Communities, DFS Construction, and Institut National de Formation Professionnelle (INFP) were among the guests we were honored to host.
April 30, 2016
Global Director of Engineering Lizzie Blaisdell led our team to Ecuador after the earthquake on April 16 that left 26,000 people homeless. She was accompanied by Juan Caballero, Director of Programs and Partnerships for Latin America, who is from Honduras and is currently based in Bogotá, Colombia where he leads our resilience program for Latin America. Project Engineer Walter Cano, from Colombia, was also on the trip, bringing a South American perspective to the team along with his expertise in structural engineering.
April 25, 2016
One year after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, our team there shares the story of supporting many rural communities in rebuilding their homes, schools, and lives.
April 20, 2016
Our 2015 Annual Report is published. This year’s report was dedicated to innovation as a means of building positive, permanent change.
March 28, 2016
On March 28, 2016 the Department of Public Works and Highways officially endorsed our Residential Design and Construction Guidelines in the Philippines. These guidelines give visual, easy-to-understand instructions for each step in the process of building a disaster-resistant house, and were created to incorporate materials and technologies already available to local communities.
January 28, 2016
Build Change won the OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge with our project to proactively retrofit slums in Metro Manila.
January 22, 2016
Build Change as an organization is registered in Nepal.
December 18, 2015
Elizabeth Hausler is featured in this video and blog series by the World Economic Forum in conjunction with the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs Program.
December 8, 2015
Kate and Bheng from our Philippines team attended the first ARISE Philippines General Meeting. Kate spoke about achieving high potential for impact if ARISE members commit to tangible action, which relies on knowledge creation in terms of disasters as they apply to the Philippine context.
November 3, 2015
Our Haiti program signs the first ever agreement between Build Change and a program country government. The Housing Construction and Public Buildings Unit (UCLBP in French) has partnered with us to complete various projects in 2016 and 2017.