Ecomaterials in Social Housing Projects, Cuba


An international study visit will be carried out in November 2008 to ‘Ecomaterials in Social Housing Projects’, Cuba, winner of the 2007 World Habitat Award.

About Ecomaterials in Social Housing Projects

This project has developed and transferred a range of innovative and environmentally sustainable building materials which can be manufactured locally in small workshops and are suitable for both rural and urban areas. New job opportunities have been created and an estimated 2,300 houses in the Villa Clara province, and over 5,000 nationwide, have been built or renovated using ecomaterials.

Purpose of the visit

The purpose of the visit is to provide an in-depth understanding of the practical techniques, training methods and project management approaches used by CIDEM in the award-winning programme. Intensive site visits will form a major part of the study visit, providing an opportunity to study all aspects of the programme and to meet those responsible for its success.

Bursaries are provided by BSHF to help meet the travel and accommodation costs of those selected to take part in the international study visit.

You can apply on line here.