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  • 1. Requirements Prior to Rebuilding EffortsOctober 27th | 2011 Sustainable Disaster Relief Housing Conference| Alain Plouffe
  • 2. What is SOCODEVI? 2 www.socodevi.org
  • 3. A network of Cooperatives and Mutuals• 23 Canadian cooperative and mutual institutions• 3, 000,000 members• 31,000 employees• 15 billion dollars in sales 3 www.socodevi.org
  • 4. Who am I?• Technical Director (Solutions, innovations)• Program Manager in Africa, Latin America, Asia• Bilateral, multilateral• Chile, Haïti, Guatemala, Vietnam, Peru, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, République démocratique Congo, … 4 www.socodevi.org
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  • 6. Why am I here with you?• Our mission• Our constituency• Our experience and presence in the world 6 www.socodevi.org
  • 7. Sustainable housing: Requirements- Level 1Beginners• Land titles• Infrastructures (water, electricity, used water)• Permit (national, regional, local)• Foundation• Architecture compatible with local taste and constraints• Local workers during and after• Local material during construction and after• $ for common costs and individual cost• Material and transport logistic• Custom 7 www.socodevi.org
  • 8. Sustainable housing: Requirements- Level 2Intermediate• Convincing people to change their vision of their « home ».• Convincing people that wood is sustainable and is more then a shelter. 8 www.socodevi.org
  • 9. Sustainable housing: Requirements- Level 3Experts• Organizing an initiative or project in a context of crisis and confusion – Multi donors, multi actors – Lack of local capacity to lead – Distinction between short term and long term needs• Coordinating in a context of EMERGENCY – Too many leaders, not enough followers – Donors, government, local population, international community, bilateral, NGOs, diaspora.• Accepting one’s role 9 www.socodevi.org
  • 10. It’s just like a puzzleWith some differences• The pieces are spread among many people• The people don’t know each other• The pieces don’t fit perfectly together 10 www.socodevi.org
  • 11. SOLUTIONS: Step 1What the puzzle should look like• Agree in advance what sustainable housing means in the context. – This is what we are doing here• Agree in advance on the kind of pieces required – This is what we are working on now 11 www.socodevi.org
  • 12. SOLUTION: Step 2 and 3 and 4Prepare the parts or find the parts• Agree in advance on the potential providers for each part of the puzzle• Clarify the role of each actor involve – What they should do – How and when• Design a Linear Matrix of Responsabilities (LMR)• Identify a rapid response team. 12 www.socodevi.org
  • 13. SOCODEVI’s role• Organised the people in group of owners (housing cooperatives) working together to find the land, obtain the title, agree on the urban plan, raise cash to cover the first investment, agree on the house design, agree on the payment option and the guarantee for the loan.• In short, we work on the sustainable part of the equation. 13 www.socodevi.org