Christie
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I am currently an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Osaka University and served as a founder of an on-going social project 'Future Village' in Nepal. Since 4.25 earthquake happened in Nepal, I have led the Chance Initiative, a reconstruction and rehabilitation project focuses on cultivating social capitals, empowering villagers through education, promoting gender equality and the involvement of global citizens to rebuild a sustainable society. In this project, housing and school redevelopment is the major part. I am in charge of implementing reconstruction projects, financial matters, coordinating with local community, building professions, government agencies and evaluating outcomes. Last Nov, I contacted humanitarian architect Hsieh Yin-Chun and the IDEA Foundation (a registered NGO in HK which is formed by design professions) and have developed an earthquake resistant steel frame. This frame functions as the structure for the new houses that is rebuilt in Katunge Village. I have organized meetings with locals and facilitated them to form own reconstruction committee which is responsible for the overall reconstruction plan.

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Translating knowledge into practice is my ultimate career goal. In my capacity as a cultural anthropologist studying rural poverty issues over the past ten years, I have seen the importance of not only treating people as our study target, but treating them in a humane and dignified way. Armed with such a vision, ten years ago, I established an NGO in Nepal called ‘Future Village’. The main objective of this project was to improve the livelihoods of Nepal’s rural population through education, healthcare and agriculture.
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21 Sep 2016
THE CHANCE INITIATIVE~ BUILD THE HOME, BUILD THE FUTURE
The project aims to work together with villager…
Design: Light-steel frame/ Stone earthquake-resist…
Location: Katunge Village, Dhading District , Nepal
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Profession: Associate Professor of Anthropology, Osaka University
Language(s): English, Chinese_traditional
Currently based: Japan
Member since: 21 September 2016
Last login: 23 November 2016

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