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The erection of an orphanage in Sumbawanga, Tanzania

Building and Construction

In the summer of 2017, IUG has set up a new thematic network that works with building and construction. The network currently works on projects in Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone and will renovate a school and 4 health clinics as well as erect a new health clinic.


EWB-DK’s competencies and activity areas with building and construction

Over the years, IUG has built up major competencies in the erection and renovation of health clinics, schools, SOS Children's Villages and the construction of semi-permanent beam houses. With this thematic network, competencies are gathered in one place. If a project for example involves solar cells, the network will collaborate with IUG's network on sustainable energy.


Partners and Practice

EWB-DK works with professional partners, regional and local authorities, local communities and populations, and other NGOs. EWB-DK supports professional partners with technical assessment, capacity building, technical design, and education, as well as regular coordination, reporting and follow up visits.

EWB-DK supports the local partner with technical expertise where local knowledge is not sufficient and where the local partner can further develop their food production facilities, organizational capacity and secure an income for their communities.


Coordinator for the thematic network Building and Construction: Carsten Koch

Contact IUG's secretariat: if you wish to become a part of IUG's thematic network on building and construction.

See all the projects on building and construction in our Project database


In the village of Baoma in southern Sierra Leone, EWB-DK together with the local partner SEND-SL and the village have built a health center to ensure better health conditions for pregnant women, mothers and children.


UN: Responsible consumption and production

Sustainable consumption and production involves the efficient use of resources, and taking account of the ecosystems that are essential for a reduced impact and safe supply of hazardous chemicals. This not only means environmental benefits, but also social and economic benefits such as increased competitiveness, industrial development in the global market, increased employment, health and reduced poverty. Read more

 UN’s goal 12 is set to change our world.

Did you know...

the infant mortality rate in Sierra Leone is 82 of 1000 live births? That is the second highest in the world