Development Workshop works with some of the poorest communities in the world, developing local capacities to improve lives and livelihoods. For over 30 years we have provided training and technical assistance to enable local people to deal with environmental challenges and natural disasters in more than 30 countries.
This Atlas present the models of safe house designed and built in 13 provinces of central Vietnam by the Ministry of Construction (Programme 48 / Support to 25 000 families). DWF provides technical support trough the Dipecho Project (Safer built environment integration in disaster risk reduction in Vietnam / 2014-2015). Download the Atlas : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-pNnfKmW5I2N0dWQkhBcXVQemM
In 1989, DWF (with GRET) implemented the “Storm resistant building techniques” component of the first international DRR project in Vietnam, in Binh Tri Thien Province (a UNDP/UNCHS project following the devastating typhoon Cecil of 1985).
Since 2000, DWF has had an established office in Hue, and has carried out many projects (funded by Canada, European Union, France, IFRC…) to demonstrate, train, disseminate and advocate for the need and possibility to protect the built environment facing the increasing impact of natural disasters: promoting practices to achieve safe housing policy and