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.
After the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction and the poor result or committment from the international community, the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for DRR has issued a Statement to voice for a more substantial support to DRR at local level.
This statement will be evaluated in the next years to see the progress for DRR.
This report presents findings of a study commissioned in 2010 by Development Workshop France (DWF) with support from the Building and Social Housing Foundation (UK) to assess the impact of the DWF project in Vietnam to promote the prevention of typhoon1 damage to housing and public building since 2000.
After the major floods in central Burkina Faso in 2010 that hit families in Samnatenga, Namentenga and Gnagna provinces, the EU is supporting a new LRRD project to rebuild families lives with a collaboration of four NGO: Christian Aid, Intermon Oxfam, Action Contre la Faim and Development Workshop.
For DW this means support and training for activity regeneration in woodless construction and pottery for flood hit familie to help rebuild thier lives over two years.
UN-HABITAT, the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) and the UNDP Special Unit for South-South Cooperation have announced the winners of the Housing and Urban Development South-South Transfer Award, a special joint initiative which seeks to recognise housing and urban development practices that have been successfully transferred to other countries in the global South.
The awards were presented on 25th November 2010 as part of the activities of the Global South-South Development Expo in Geneva, Switzerland, a platform for showcasing successful Southern-grown development solutions to