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

Shelter and livelihood improvement project for the indigenous communities of Libacao, Aklan, Panay Island, Philippines. [s.l.] : DSAC of Kalibo, CaCRAterre, Philippinesritas Belgium, Caritas France, CRAterre, 2017.

This guide consists of technical sheets (front pages) and technical comments (back pages). It is important to note that it was designed along with a disaster risk reduction (DDR) training guide. Both documents are complementary and should be taken as a whole.
This guide aims at being a tool in the feld of the building sector. It can be used for rural housing improvement, repairs and new construction, or for public building. It was elaborated during two reconstruction projects in the aftermath of the super typhoon Haiyan. Both projects were set up in Panay Island:
1. Shelter and livelihood improvement project for the indigenous communities of Aklan. Project in partnership with the DSAC of Kalibo, Secours catholique – Caritas France and Caritas Belgium, 2014-2017.
2. Technical assistance to the Caritas Luxembourg / PCDR (Panay Centre for Disaster Response) rehabilitation project in Panay and construction of a student dormitory in Tapaz, 2015-2017.
This guide deals with the specifc technical concepts and details that have been identifed and developed during the projects to preserve existing knowledge and improve habitat in the targeted areas, making best use of local resources and respecting environmental, cultural, social, technical and economic realities of the targeted communities.
The architectural typology treated corresponds to light-weight construction, including wood and/or bamboo frame, CGI or vegetal roof.
• If you are tempted to replicate this type of construction in another context, make sure it meets the specifc needs of the site and that the materials available are of suffcient quality. Moreover, the presence of other local resources (knowhow, materials) and a different building culture may necessitate the adaptation of the proposed solutions, or even the development of other models.
• If you have participated as an artisan or trainer in training on this type of construction, this guide will allow you to accompany the setting up of future trainings or activities in the feld.
• If you are a stranger to this type of construction and are interested in it, this guide may not provide you with all the necessary information. In this case, get closer to the people and organizations that fully master the concepts proposed, so that they can advise you usefully.


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