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Shelter and livelihood improvement project for the indigenous communities of Aklan, Philippines

  • Published on January 30, 2018
Objectives: Improve the living conditions of the indigenous populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan. 250/5000 Specific objectives: The living environment of the indigenous populations of the communities living in the areas of Manika, Oyang and Dalagsa-An will be improved, through access to a more resilient habitat (houses, sanitary facilities, access to drinking water). Expected results: In the areas of Manika, Oyand and Dalagsa-An, houses destroyed or damaged by Typhoon Haiyan are rebuilt or repaired with technical improvements making them more resilient. The proposed technical improvements are accessible with the technical and financial capacities of the local populations (customers and craftsmen). These improvements take into account local natural resources and their sustainability. Local people are informed of the strengths and constraints of the proposed improvements, and they have easy access to local artisans mastering their knowledge.
Achieved results: As of October 30, 2014, 1 pilot house has been completed. 9 other houses were built under the supervision of DSAC Kalibo. These achievements led to the training of 1 project manager, 1 field engineer, 2 facilitators, 2 foremen, 16 carpenter craftsmen. Today, the DSAC Kalibo has the capacity to autonomously achieve an average of 80 new homes per year, distributed over the sectors of Manika and Oyang. The needs for repairs and reconstructions of houses are established for the three sectors of Manika, Oyang and Dalagsa-An around 150 houses to rebuild and as much to repair). A strategy aimed at achieving its results, while respecting the capacity and potential implementation of local actors, is established. The human resource reinforcement needs of the DSAC are known, and strategies for obtaining them are defined. A catalog of technical solutions is at the disposal of DSAC Kalibo. Activities planned as part of the continuation of the project: A transitional phase (November 2014 to January 2015), which will put in place the human resources necessary to carry out the scaling up of the project. This phase is made necessary because of the delays related to the implementation of this next phase (drafting of the project and provision of funds). This phase will ensure the continuity of the project with local populations. It will also prevent trained teams from finding themselves without jobs, and therefore find an alternative before the start of the next phase of the project. This phase will include capitalization of assets by local teams (construction of 12 new houses). But also a pilot part concerning the repair of 6 houses. These new achievements will train another engineer as well as new carpenters. Finally, specific training to reinforce the current skills of DSAC Kalibo teams will be set up. Following this transitional phase, the project will implement several activities aimed at meeting the needs identified at the three sites, but also at strengthening the skills of the DSAC Kalibo to manage and implement such projects in the coming years. These activities include: - Construction of a minimum of 5 houses per month for the next two years. - Repair of a minimum of 5 houses per month for the next two years. - Capacity building of DSAC Kalibo on the selection of beneficiaries based on the involvement of local communities - Rights to land, title deeds. - Awareness-raising activities (risk reduction, disaster preparedness for the people directly benefiting from the project and their neighborhoods) - Acquisition of method and tools for a better taking into account of the local constructive cultures existing in different territories. - Evolutions of the technical catalog of solutions to put at the disposal of the local populations. - Dissemination of knowledge proposed within all local populations and mastery of this knowledge by a maximum local craftsmen from the areas of influence of the project. - Official recognition of knowledge acquired by local artisans.


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