Ethiopia detailed shelter response profile: local building cultures for sustainable and resilient habitats
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
The Global Shelter Cluster Technical Working Group | CRAterre

SEVILLANO GUTIERREZ, Enrique, MURTAGH, Victoria, CRÉTÉ, Eugénie, 2018. Detailed shelter response profile Ethiopia: local building cultures for sustainable and resilient habitats. Villefontaine : CRAterre. 60 p.


CRAterre and its partners have been working for several years on the elaboration and the diffusion of a local building cultures identification method, especially with regards to their contribution to Disaster Risk Reduction. This work aims at facilitating the identification of their strengths and weaknesses and of the opportunities they offer, in order to promote them – in an adapted version if necessary – in habitat reconstruction or improvement projects. This document was elaborated at the occasion of this research project. It introduces reference data on local building cultures and local sociocultural resilient strategies that should be considered when designing and implementing habitat or DRR projects. It aims at helping stakeholders in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of local buildings and in raising awareness among their partners. This factsheet is to be considered as a basis for the elaboration of project-specific strategies. It must be completed by field surveys to exchange with local actors and by further research on the working area specificities. The potentials and stakes deeply differ from a place to another and stakeholders will benefit from the collected data in order to take comprehensive and accurate decisions.