KumaonBuild is an initiative focused on bringing the Kumaoni village into the 21st century without imperiling its heritage, drawing on the strengths of its existing knowledge systems and skills.
KumaonBuild seeks to work with rural communities
Building to support local building craft by building a network of patronage that uses ‘outsiders’; to conserve the region’s built heritage in a relevant and meaningful manner;
Sustainable to build climate resilience and undertake environmentally sensitive interventions; and,
Livelihoods to empower families by supplementing the household income.
The projects under the KumaonBuild umbrella too, seek to create self sufficient, closed-loop cycles that weave together building, sustainability and livelihood to ultimately create strong rural communities and resilient habitats.