Sujeet Sharma is an urban development specialist based in the U.K. Trained as an architect at the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi, he has worked for a number of practices, both in the U.K. and overseas, and researched extensively on urban issues in cities of the global south. He also advises various NGOs in India and Nepal.
Just five years on since the devastating 2015 earthquake, Nepal's reconstruction efforts have been halted due to the pandemic. This op-ed explores how to ensure community resilience and preparedness for an imminent disaster.