South-south technology transfer focues on Mozambique

At the beginning of June Orlando Espinosa of CECAT travelled to Mozambique to prepare a series of courses about EcoMaterials production from MicroConcrete Roofing tiles to concrete blocks to stablized earth blocks. The first task was to translate information into Portuguese, together with technicians from the Ministry of Construction. At the beginning of July classes began at a technical school in the north of the country, the course inaugurated by the governor of the province. Interest is great and it appears that the program might extend its reach with more equipment, as well as fabrication of alternative cement (CP40).

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Fernando Martirena
Civil Engineer, PhD. Professor.
Spanish, English, German.
Research and investigation of materials, specifically alternative cement and cement products.


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.