Background and objectives:
The goal of the project is to facilitate the sustainable return and reintegration processes of Northern Uganda by supporting the provision of basic services, such as health services and schooling by providing housing for teachers and health workers. It focussed particularly on areas with large concentrations of IDPs, which are remote from existing towns and trading centres. The project introduced an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective method of construction through the use of alternative building materials and technology and injected cash into the returnee communities through using local contractors.
The main activities included:
- Construction of 64 teachers houses using alternative building technology.
- Raising awareness and building capacity of local contractors in the use of alternative building technology.
- Supporting the development of standards, norms and designs for the alternative technology with ministries.
- Mobilizing communities to take part in planning, implementation and monitoring of physical construction and tree planting.
The results achieved were:
- Capacity of local contractors improved for the use of alternative building technology.
- Community members mobilized and trained for planning, implementation and monitoring of physical construction works.
- 600 trees planted by community members and Scout Association of Uganda and Japan.
- Construction phase started.