Building in the Global South

Anyone who wants to implement a construction project as part of social projects in countries of the Global South needs basic expertise in architecture and the construction industry. What is important when building schools, community centers and sanitation facilities (WASH)?

We-Building e.V. teaches the essential basics in a 2-day workshop – and offers space for individual consultation on current or planned building projects.

We-Building is a non-profit association of experienced architects who provide financial and technical support to local non-profit organizations in Latin America and Africa to build sustainable schools and other public buildings in disadvantaged areas. Together, we focus on an environmentally sound, sustainable approach and ensure that the buildings are constructed in a cost-efficient manner. 

The free two-day face-to-face or online workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to learn about the requirements and also the risks involved in construction projects, or who wants to refresh their knowledge to become more confident and prevent mistakes. 

The contents include:

  • The ideal planning and construction process and common challenges 
  • Opportunities and limitations in sustainable building
  • Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships with local partners

Input, exercises and group work will alternate. Using examples from our completed school construction projects in Ghana and ongoing projects in Colombia, Uganda, The Gambia and Haiti, knowledge of complex construction processes is explained in a way that is easy to understand, even for people unfamiliar with the subject.

Already during the workshop, individual construction projects of participants can be addressed. In addition, personal follow-up consulting is offered after the workshop. Consultation is also available in English or Spanish.

For whom Non-profit organizations, governmental organizations, migrant diaspora organizations, associations and initiatives interested in construction projects in the Global South and all other interested parties, also independent of organizations.

Several people per organization can participate.

When 1st date, presence workshop:    Friday, November 19, 2021 and Saturday, November 20, 2021

2nd date, presence workshop:     Friday, December 10, 2021 and Saturday, December 11, 2021

3rd date, online workshop:    Friday, December 17, 2021 and Saturday, December 18, 2021

4th date, Online Workshop:    Friday, January 21, 2022 and Saturday, January 22, 2022

5th date, Attendance Workshop:    Friday, January 28, 2022 and Saturday, January 29, 2022.

All, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where Berlin Global Village, Am Sudhaus 2 12053 Berlin (1st and 2nd date).

Academy for Volunteerism, Marchlewskistraße 27, 10243 Berlin (5th date)

Hygiene concept The workshop is open to a maximum of 15 participants. Access is granted to fully vaccinated and genesis as well as to persons with daily negative Corona test results. Distance and hygiene rules apply in the event room.

Cost The workshop is free of charge – including drinks and snacks – follow-up consultation also possible free of charge

Registration Pre-registration for the workshop date is now possible at: info@we-building.org

or through Eventbrite:

Presence Workshop, 10/12 – 11/12/2021 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/175534898607   

Online Workshop, 17/12 – 18/12/2021 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/175537837397