Waste to Houses Project receives Best Practice Certificate

The CIDEM team that directed “Waste to Houses” displays the Best Practice Certificate from UN Habitat/City of Dubai. The project combines production of construction materials made from waste product with repair of  hurricane affected houses, and is supported by Werkhof Darmstadt e.v. in Germany with co-financing from the Euopean Union. (link No. 11 Recycling Waste). It is worth mentioning that CIDEM hosts the III EcoMaterials Conference to take place in Santa Clara in November 2005.

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Peter Arndt
Social worker and Mechanical technician
German, English, Spanish
Project administration and management, social organization, mechanical innovation



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.