MIT-Nepal Initiative

This site describes efforts across MIT to establish partnerships in Nepal in the aftermath of two devastating earthquakes in the Kathmandu Valley in Spring 2015. 

The MIT-Nepal Initiative has sent MIT researchers and students to the country to work in fields ranging from energy, to WASH (water/sanitation/hygiene), to sustainable architecture, to education. These efforts are ongoing, and we continue to expand our networks in Nepal and across the MIT campus.  

We are guided by two core principles in this work:

  • Engage in projects that will benefit the people of Nepal.
  • Seek enriching educational experiences for MIT researchers and students.

We present here reports on our progress to date, and welcome all members of the MIT community who wish to help us in these efforts.