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Women teaching Burkinabe masons about traditional renders

DW - building on local values, needs and knowledge

From the outset (1973), DW recognized that in a world facing ever more rapid change and emerging needs and problems, local capacity and indigenous knowledge were key to people achieving safer and better living conditions. DW has worked for over 35 years in some of the poorest communities worldwide to help people improve this capacity.

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