Remote Programming for Resilient Homes

On February 2012, Madagascar was hit by two cyclones: The intense Tropical Cyclone Giovanna hit the east coast of the island, and the moderate Tropical Storm Irina hit in the north and southeastern coast. The purpose of the shelter project was to build houses with a strong DRR integration for community-led recovery. All the homes were built with local materials, mainly derived of a local Malagasy plant named “Ravinala” or Travelers Palm. The target program participants were the most vulnerable who had lost their houses after the two storms: the disabled, elderly and pregnant women.