Our project to improve housing and living conditions in the slums of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, was awarded the bronze medal at the World Habitat Awards 2020 on December 3.
"Migration from rural to urban areas is the biggest change in the populations of many countries in recent years. Internal migrants are often the most vulnerable people, with little money and few assets. They often live in the most precarious and marginal neighborhoods. They are more vulnerable to disasters, crime, and intolerable living conditions, and are the people most at risk of eviction. This project combats these issues via trainings and security enhancement to protect them from violence, enabling them to build more sustainable and secure lives." says David Ireland, Director of World Habitat.
Each year, the World Habitat Awards are presented to the most outstanding and innovative housing projects developed around the world. We are proud to be awarded this year.
Since 2016, we have been working with our local partner SKO à improving the living conditions of residents of the poor districts of Phnom Penh . Groups of volunteer residents are formed to identify safe houses and those in need of emergency renovations. We also provide social support to families in great difficulty and fight against domestic violence.
The objective of this project is to to develop the neighborhoods in both environmental and social terms. To date, our work has resulted in improved security for 88 homes and we provided social assistance to nearly 206 families.
This project is participatory since the beneficiaries were able to attend technical trainings to secure their habitat: "When PE&D talked about its project, I decided to participate to improve my family's living conditions. I attended a technical training with PE&D and then rebuilt my house myself and it is now much safer. I no longer have to worry about my roof leaking or collapsing when it rains." testifies Mr. Chin Sao, resident of Daeum Cha village.
> Learn more about the Hali project: https://planete-eed.org/projets/adapt-changements-clim-cb/
December 3, 2020