How to adapt to a zone, an era, or a particular problem without starting all over again? This is the challenge of capitalization: documenting the essence of experiments carried out and developing grids for analysis and response based on successful practices. 

Renovation underway through our program at Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Renovation underway through our program at Phnom Penh, Cambodia

In 2019, Planète Enfants & Développement is participating in collective reflection initiated by the Abbé Pierre Foundation (Fondation Abbé Pierre) for the fight against poor housing through international solidarity programs.

Indeed, the construction, or the renovation of homes, is far from being an exclusively technical concern. These projects have social impacts that need to be considered and that require complex analyses. This is why 3 axes of capitalization have been identified. 

    1. The constructive cultures: what are the traditional techniques of local constructions, adapted to climatic conditions and respect for the environment, to take our programs into account?

    2. Citizen participation: or how to get out of the prescription of NGOs, and to ensure that all, especially women, have a voice?

    3. Land Security: how to reconcile the needs of the population to build in terms of land, and the legal dispositions in the slum areas, for example. 

The reflection began in October 2018 and will be conducted over the course of 15 months, through workshops that will bring together a dozen of French and Southern associations.


March 25, 2019