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From paper to reality: A summary of today

©Luis Alfonso Monje, Helsinki, 2019

The team for the Nepali Project 2019 has been working hard since the first 5 students had their first meeting in November 2018. After a while, these students from Aalto University, Finland received the news of 2 new members that will be complimenting the made in Finland team. By the end of January, the number increased to 12, with the new members from the Asian Institute of Technology and Management, Kathmandu. Today, there are only a few days left for getting together and working for specifics objectives and perhaps, building a common one for all of them, always focusing in the rural village of Dhungentar, Nepal.

There is room and potential to combine our scopes.

©Luis Alfonso Monje, Helsinki, 2019

Both angles taken by the teams are valid and extremely complimentary. In one hand, the team from the AITM arises at first sight from economical sustainability; while the direction chosen by the team from Aalto University is mostly seeing on the social sustainability sphere.

Nevertheless, they are both really open for working on common directions. Social uplifment through entrepreneurship and communal synergies seem just right in order to build major levels of disaster resilience.