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Roughly 300,000 men and women work in brick kilns in Nepal. The poor working and living conditions of workers and animals (working equines) is a major concern. The Towards Cleaner Brick Kilns design workshop will explore action research aimed at improving the working and living conditions of workers and animals in brick kilns. The workshop will also explore how improved living and working conditions could lead to significant productivity gains for kiln entrepreneurs.
Atmosphere, Atmosphere, Brick Initiative
25 July 2018
01 January 1970
Workers and brick entrepreneurs from all five provinces agreed on the three major concerns that emerged from the studies:
Action research to address these concerns will involve three interventions – to be introduced in selected brick kilns at different locations in Nepal.
The potential partners for implementing the action research are:
These action research interventions are for the first year and will serve to generate evidence of the positive effect of improved working and living conditions on productivity gains for kiln entrepreneurs.
The main objectives of this workshop are:
The expected outcomes of the workshop are: