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					        Transferring Good Practice:
 Lessons from Latin America & the Caribbean

Silvia Guimarães Yafai, Head of International Programmes
         Building and Social Housing Foundation
To identify innovative and sustainable housing solutions worldwide.


To foster the exchange of knowledge and experience.


To facilitate the transfer of good practice.
Regional Programme for the Transfer of Good Practice
Latin America & the Caribbean

Highlighting the need to not only identify 'Best Practices‘ but
also to facilitate the transfer of these innovative and
successful approaches through the exchange of knowledge,
expertise and experience.
Partners

   Fundación Hábitat Colombia
    Bogotá, Colombia

   Ibero-American Forum for Best Practices
    Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Mexico

   UN-HABITAT Best Practices and Local Leadership Programme
    Nairobi, Kenya

   UN-HABITAT Regional Office for Latin America & the Caribbean
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

   UN Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean
    Santiago, Chile
I International Conference for Best Practice Transfer
Medellín, Colombia – November 2005

   Latin American Competition for the Transfer of Good Practice
   UN-HABITAT Best Practices and Local Leadership Programme
   Community Exchange: Gram Vikas / Moravia / San Cristobal


Habitat Colombia International Conference and Exchange Event
Neiva, Colombia – September 2007

   Exchange and transfer: 10 award-winning best practices, including three
    winners of the World Habitat Award
   Guidelines for the Transfer of Best
    Practices in Latin America & the
    Caribbean
    Ibero-American Forum for Best Practices
    Adapted from ‘Guidelines for Transferring Effective
    Practices: A Practical Manual for South-South
    Cooperation’, UNDP, UN-HABITAT, Citynet, 1998.

   Exchanges / Intercambios
    BSHF & Fundación Hábitat Colombia
    Community exchange between Gram Vikas and
    the Moravia and San Cristobal communities in
    Medellin, Colombia.

   Criteria for Good Practice Transfer
    UN Economic Commission for LAC (CEPAL)
    Evaluation: Latin American Competion for Best
    Practice Transfer
Hábitat Colombia Exchange Event

   A regional event involving a series of seminars, workshops and
    community exchange activities in the city of Neiva, Colombia

   Organised by Fundación Hábitat Colombia and the Municipality of
    Neiva in collaboration with BSHF and a range of partners

   The event included the participation of ten award-winning best
    practices, including three winners of the World Habitat Award

   Key objectives: sharing knowledge and transferring good practice
Neiva
   Population: 350,000

   190 miles south of Bogotá

   Capital of Huila Province

   Winner of the Dubai
    International Award, 2006:
    Urban Management and
    Participatory Governance
World Habitat Award winning practices


                 Ecomaterials in Social Housing Projects
                  CIDEM, Cuba and EcoSur
                  Winner, World Habitat Award, 2007



                 Architect in the Community Programme
                  National Housing Institute, Cuba
                  Society of Architects, Uruguay
                  Winner, World Habitat Award, 2002




                 Post-earthquake Reconstruction Programme
                  FUNDASAL, El Salvador
                  Winner, World Habitat Award, 2004
Award-winning practices
   Youth Citizenship Network, Brazil
    Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment, 2006

   Sustainable Solid Waste Management Programme in Carhuaz, Peru
    Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment, 2006

   Grassroots Women’s International Academy (GWIA), The Netherlands
    Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment, 2006

   Open-air Factory, Argentina
    Latin American Award for the Transfer of Good Practice, 2005

   Operation Respect, Brazil
    Latin American Award for the Transfer of Good Practice, 2005

   Rio Maria Aguilar Biological Corridor, Costa Rica
    Latin American Award for the Transfer of Good Practice, 2005

   Pedestrianisation and Urban Mobility, Spain
    Spanish Award for Best Practices, 2006
Transfer Process

   Analysis of the demand and commitment of the receiving group(s)

   Identification of good practices with potential for transfer / initial contact

   Exchange visit(s)

   Analysis of the feasibility of transferring [elements of] the approach

   Action plan (if applicable, based on the results of the feasibility analysis)

   Implementation

   Monitoring and evaluation

   Dissemination of lessons learned
Community Exchange Day 1
Introductions / Core Teams
Community Exchange
Core Teams




                                                FUNDASAL, El Salvador




Ecomaterials in Social Housing Projects, Cuba




                                                Architect in the Community Programme, Cuba
Community Exchange Day 2
Presentation of award-winning practices
Community Exchange Day 2
Presentation of award-winning practices
Community Exchange Day 3
Architect in the Community Programme / Comuna 3
Community Exchange Day 3
Operacion Respeto / Comuna 2
Community Exchange Day 3
Ecomaterials in Social Housing Projects / Comuna 6
Ecomaterials workshop
EcoSur Network / CIDEM




Ecomaterials in Social Housing Projects, Cuba
Ecomaterials workshop
EcoSur Network / CIDEM




                         Production of
                         Micro Concrete
                         roofing tiles
Community Exchange Day 4
Proposals, agreements and initial outcomes

Ecomaterials in Social Housing Projects, Cuba

   Production of Micro Concrete roofing tiles
   Puerta del Sol community
   Ecomaterials workshop: schools

Architect in the Community Programme, Cuba

   Colombian Society of Architects
   University

FUNDASAL, El Salvador
 Support with existing neighbourhood improvement programme
Habitat Colombia Exchange Event
Follow-up

                           Challenges: change of
                            government; funding

                           Fundación Hábitat
                            Colombia: follow-up with
                            communities and the
                            Municipality of Neiva

                           Exchanges / Intercambios
                            publication launched in
                            2008 at the IV World
                            Urban Forum (WUF4) in
                            Nanjing, China
 The process should remain open, flexible and dynamic.

 Intermediary organisations can play a key facilitating role in
  the process.

 For the receiving organisations it is important to identify and
  maintain the necessary conditions for the implementation of
                    Lessons Learned
  the good practice, supporting the process with the
  necessary resources and evaluating it in order to contribute
  towards the formulation of new exchanges and transfers.

 Transfer processes should not be initiated where there is a
  lack of continuity in local government policies.
 The level of commitment on the part of communities and
  government agencies, as well as the level of participation in
  the project, are determining factors in the impact and reach of
  the exchanges.

 The transfer requires preliminary work carried out prior to the
  exchange itself. Previously identifying a series of specific
  points to be addressed can help to maximise the
  effectiveness of the process.

 The social objectives should be clearly defined, in order to
  avoid the interference of private or group interests and to
  keep the actions from becoming politicised.

 Developing a local network can help to ensure cohesion,
  commitment and the establishment of partnerships.
In these rapidly changing times there
is an ever-growing need – and an
opportunity – to join forces, share
knowledge and learn from proven
solutions to common problems.
thank you…




www.bshf.org
www.worldhabitatawards.org


www.fundacionhabitatcolombia.org

				
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