Sustainable livelihoods - women & construction - natural building materials for a low carbon future
I am researching on the use of natural building materials in Africa, Southern Africa in particular for the construction industry.
Reasons for working in this topic, project or business:
i am looking to identify skills needed green infrastructure development in order to encourage training in natural building techniques and create employment among women & youth as well as choosing building materials that are not harmful to our planet and people.
Root causes of the problems in this field and main barriers:
traditional building materials account to almost 40% of green house gas emissions. choosing sustainable natural building materials will reduce GHG emissions.
What is needed to overcome barriers to implement solutions:
understanding the importance of building sustainable low environmental - impact homes. Education and training on climate change, environmental impact and new job opportunities.
Specific needs and/or support requests:
Education and training on climate change, environmental impact and new job opportunities.
Suggested best local solution for this topic:
investing in researching new building materials and techniques for better housing, flood resistant, comfortable, mosquito protected dwellings
yes, technology transfer exchange opportunities in triangular cooperation contexts.
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