The activity builds resilience in the disaster prone areas of Badin,
Thatta and Karachi by offering a unique housing solution, which combines disaster risk reduction,
energy efficiency and low cost technology.
The ownership of these houses was given to the women, which is a
substantial breakthrough in these gender sensitive poverty and disaster stricken areas. The
technology and project focuses on zero-usage of wood in the construction and roof, and encourages
locally available, environment friendly construction material. The proven resilience of this housing
structure has not only saved lives but also ended a cycle of poverty caused by frequent
After the proven resilience and further research by GEF SGP Pakistan on
disaster resistant housing solutions, it is a global call to pilot and mainstream these houses in the
different disaster prone parts of the world. These housing solutions are not only good adaptation
measures, but also support for climate change mitigation efforts.