- Latin America / Caribbean
Sectors of activity
Buildings and construction, Education, Industrial Sector
Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising
Type of lead actor
The objective is to promote better production of building materials with less embodied energy and to teach engineers, architects and masons to build more efficiently and more disaster resistant without raising monetary and ecological costs.
Capacity building on all levels of the housing delivery in the formal and informal popular market lowers vulnerability in natural and man-made disaster situations and is the base for sustainable use of raw materials.
As collected through the One Planet Reporting
No activities have yet been reported under this initiative
Impact and Results
Since 2003 several hundred builders and some 50 professionals have been prepared through the program. Many of the masons have since become successful small entrepreneurs.
Extensive teaching aids and curricula have been developed
Next steps and how to get involved
Ecosur is offering its services to institutions and companies to assist in setting up of construction teaching programs