Dare to Share

At the Dare to Share Fair in Bern to be held at the end of March, the EcoSouth Network will present its experiences in knowledge sharing to a diverse public. The event is an initiative of Swiss Development Cooperation as it seeks to intensify sharing experience and ways of learning among its partner organizations in the South, East and North. Martin Melendez and Fernando Martirena will be there to cultivate personal contact and direct sharing with the visitors and participants.


Pedro Seijo
Professor of Civil Engineering
Spanish, English
Teaching, ecomaterials workshop management, research (municipal waste)



In 2005, SofoNic has started a dual education program for masons in Nicaragua, using its house-building programs as a base. Teaming up with the local technical school in Jinotepe they are graduating about ten masons every year since. Most f them have found jobs in construction or have started a business on their own. SofoNic has contracted several of them as master masons in the reconstruction programs in Haiti.