Natural Building in Aid and Development –
Our community development strategies pair regional know how with international expertise. This brings new levels of success in agriculture, sustainable construction, planning, waste systems and other key trades. By adapting and improving regional practices our projects exhibit a high early level of sustainability. Community members are able to incorporate technology within the first few years following an initial project often adapting traditional natural building techniques to have a modern context.
The “Natural” method
We connect our global networks of innovative development experts with ground-level resources and needs. Our programs develop locally sustainable construction systems and build reconstruction capacity through assessment, design, training and technical support to the international aid community, local government and civil society.
To develop locally sustainable construction systems and build reconstruction capacity through:
Assessment – on-the-ground participatory need and resource assessments
Design – involvement of local and foreign technical expertise (engineers, architects, designers, builders, and researchers) in designing and executing locally sustainable reconstruction designs
Training and technical support – build sustainable reconstruction capacity through local trainings, graphic instruction materials, demonstration projects, and consulting
Long-term goals often include –
Creation of local centers that will:
assess ongoing needs and resources
design locally sustainable construction systems that maximize use of local human and material resources
Consolidate best practices and research data from around the world in support of locally sustainable construction systems
provide outreach, oversight, and training and reference materials
Identify Key areas of strategic plan to address human settlements in crisis such as:
Develop prevention, rehabilitation and reconstruction programs, and to ensure a more effective transition from relief to development;
Build the capacity of local governments and civil society in the above
Our programs address environmental remediation and economic recovery and restoration of livelihoods in post-disaster human settlements. We expect that localized capacity-building in sustainable reconstruction will result in:
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Past Clients: Kleiwerks International, The United Nations Habitat Program (Haiti), The World Monument Fund, Komitu Architects, Phoudindaeng Organic Farm, Help For Orphans International, Architecture For Humanity, Builders Without Borders, United Nations Habitat Program (Haiti), C02 Bamboo, Green Micro Finance.