The programme’s main objectives
The Programme promoting off-farm employment and income in the Great Lakes region through climate responsive construction material production supports the creation of permanent non-agrarian jobs in rural block- and brickyards. The people targeted for this are the rural young, who are currently labouring seasonally in farm-side brickyards and innovative entrepreneurs willing to pioneer permanently operated building material production yards.
- Building material manufacturing methods and technologies
Successful technologies and production methods from Africa, Asia or Latin America shall be transferred to the Great Lakes Region and adapted to local raw materials, fuels and market context, in cooperation with vocational training centres and the private sector.
Trainings modules for labour, production managers and service providers shall be developed, and trainers of trainers trained.
- Support in Land Use Planning and Natural Resource Use Management
For identifying suitable building material production zones, local authorities are supported in establishing detailed inventories of clays, fuels and markets and in the mapping of other information which is relevant for the sector.
Establish an inventory on raw material, resoucre use management, action research, trainings, develop manuals, develop role models, monitoring and documenting the construction industry development, provide business information to banks to facilitate access to credits, establish brick federations and building their capacities, design business models for effective use of modern bricks and optimise brick house designs for mainstream markets.