Technical information for reconstruction
The following links provide information on building construction, water & sanitation, fishing and planning from ITDGPractical Action and others. Further technical information will continue to be posted here. If you are looking for information on a topic not covered here, please contact our Technical Enquiry Service.
|Technical Enquiry Service|
Practical Action's Technical Enquiry Service supplies, free of charge, technical and developmental information to our target group which includes grassroots development workers, community-based organisations, NGOs and other agencies using appropriate technologies to implement sustainable development.
ITDGPractical Action has prepared Guidelines for Planning in the Rebuilding Process, a resource for community level planning on reconstruction. This is a work in progress, and updated versions will be available from this site.
Engineers Without Borders international database
UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) India in New Delhi have decided to do an India imprint of Gender Dimensions in Disaster Management , which was first published in 2003. This is a joint publication of ITDGPractical Action South Asia, UNDP and Zubaan Publisher, India.
Tsunami Recovery Network – website for the exchange of information and to promote the essential requirements for reconstruction and development in the areas affected by the tsunami disaster. It is organised, maintained and supported by an international Network of universities, consultants, NGOs, media and professional associations with experience in the development of human settlements and the built environment.
Providing shelter to communities affected by the Tsunami involves considering many aspects.This information will be useful to organisations involved in relief and rehabilitation in South Asia.
ITDGPractical Action's technical briefs – introductory factsheets and basic practical information – have been written in response to the demand for information on a broad range of appropriate technologies.
ITDGPractical Action's Technical Enquiry Service supplies, free of charge, technical and developmental information to our target group which includes grassroots development workers, community-based organisations, NGOs and other agencies using appropriate technologies to implement sustainable development.
Other information resources supported by ITDGPractical Action include:
The International Network for Technical Information – INTI
Brings together the combined information resources of the major European development bodies, including ITDGPractical Action, to ensure that our enquirers receive the best possible help. The INTI website lists all the members' contact details, their strengths and their technical briefs.
The Building Advisory Service & Information Network – basin
The basin website links development professionals working in Northern and Southern development organisations focused on building issues around the world.
DFID Resource Centre Scheme Network
The Department for International Development has sponsored a network of centres that manage information resources for development. The ITDGPractical Action Technical Enquiry Service and resource centres are part of the DFID network.
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