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Invitation to a Talk on “Recovery and Politics in Post-Earthquake Nepal”

Sudip Pokharel

Recovery and Politics in Post-Earthquake Nepal

 

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 – SAI – Room no. 316, 2-4 pm

 

A devastating earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015, killing thousands, injuring tens of thousands more, and damaging and destroying hundreds of thousands of houses, as well as public infrastructure. Less than three weeks later, on 12 May 2015, another major quake hit, bringing further destruction and misery. Recovery and reconstruction plans have since been implemented slowly leaving many without the aid they urgently need to survive the winter and to rebuild. Factors preventing a faster response during the second half of 2015 were political agreements to fast-track Nepal’s new constitution, the formation of a new government, subsequent political protests, as well as a blockade on Nepal’s border with India, among others.

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Proceeds of the Cluster Winterparty donated

The proceeds from the tombola and from selling drinks at the Winter Party of the Cluster Asia and Europe on 17 December 2015 were donated to the project SAI HELP NEPAL. The received amount of 1017,5 € will be taken to support the projects on site in Nepal.

We cordially thank you for your support!

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Exhibition at International Photography Festival: Patis in Patan – Nodal Points of In/Tangible urban Heritage in Urban Nepal

Cluster Professor Christiane Brosius contributed to the first international photography festival Photo Kathmanduwith the exhibition Patis in Patan, in collaboration with local researchers Dikshya Karki and Rajendra Shakya as well as with artist/curator Sujan Chitrakar. The project was supported by SAI HelpNepal and the cluster research project “Ageing in a transcultural context”.

  • The Bhajan-musicians from the Maharjan Pati (no. 19 on the map). Photo: Sameer Tamrakar
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SAI HelpNepal on International Photofestival

SAI HelpNepal is proud to announce its association with Photo Kathmandu, the first international photography festival in Nepal. The festival will run from 3-9 November 2015 and is widely attributed to the importance and rebuilding of vernacular heritage sites in the historic city of Patan. One of such sites is in the focus of the SAI HelpNepal project “Patis in Patan” that is contributing to the festival.

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Nepal Day at SAI (July, 3rd 2015)

 

The South Asia Institute cordially invites to the Nepal-Day. From 2 p.m. into the night, the following program will take place:

  • Information desks: Nepal-based initiatives and projects
  • Culinary delights from Nepal    
  • Children program
  • Nepal-Bazar
  • Movies, Music, Dance
  • Short talks by academics of the SAI    
  • SAI-Party at the evening with Nepal as topic

The revenues are donated to the Relief Fund SAI HELP NEPAL. More information: http://saihelpnepal.com/

We look forward to seeing you!
The poster with the program, as well as short presentations can be found here, the flyer can be found here.

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Presenting results from the mask-making project organised by Lavkant Chaudhary. Photo by ArTree in Bhaktapur. For more information on the initiative, click here