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17 Apr 2007 description

Model Presented at Business Partnership for Sustainable Urbanization Forum

Nairobi, Kenya, 17 April 2007 - A model for re-building lives, environments and livelihoods after the devastating South Asian earthquake in 2005 was profiled by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) at the just concluded first stakeholders' forum of the Business Partnership for Sustainable Urbanization organized by UN-HABITAT.

Official figures suggest that 75,000 people lost their lives in the quake that destroyed cities, towns, villages and remote settlements across mountainous regions of India and …