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Building & settlements

Skat's ongoing activities comprise projects with SDC, Helvetas, Swiss Red Cross, UNEP, and Swiss Tropical Institute with focus on climate change & cleaner production, sustainable building technologies and materials, assessment of the sustainability of building practices, and post-disaster reconstruction.

The PROECCO Programme
Implementation: 2013-2015 (Phase 1)

Promoting off-farm employment in Africa's Geat Lakes Region through climate responsive construction material production
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Resettlement & Housing Project for Roma Families
Implementation: 2008 - 2012

Skat carried out on behalf of Caritas Switzerland support missions to contribute on the improvement of housing conditions and livelihoods of Roma families in Gjakova, Kosovo.
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Evaluation of Reconstruction Options in Haiti
Implementation: 2010

As response to the disastrous effects of the earthquake of 12th January 2010 and based on the long lasting practical experience in many project in Haiti, HEKS decided to investigate in an early phase options for reconstruction in Petit Goave, one of the most affected towns in Haiti. The objectives of this consultancy assignment to Skat were to assess needs and priorities in Petit Goave and to evaluate possibilities for HEKS in the fields of reconstruction and livelihood.
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CRRP Evaluation Sri Lanka
Implementation: 2009

Skat Consultancy was commissioned to evaluate the CRRP – Community Recovery and Reconstruction Partnership programme in Sri Lanka.
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School construction guidelines Laos/Cambodia
Implementation: 2009

Skat has been requested by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center to develop and formulate the technical part of the School Construction Guidelines in support of the strategy of the Ministry of Education in Laos to mainstream disaster risk reduction in the education sector.
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Luang Prabhang Agriculture and Forestry College in Laos
Implementation: 2009

Skat provides backstopping services to Helvetas for the planning, construction, implementation and management of the Support to the Reform of the Luang Prabang Agriculture and Forestry College in Laos Programme of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
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Slum-upgrading in Serbia and Kosovo
Implementation: 2008 - 2014

Mandated by HEKS, Skat supports a local NGO in implementing a SDC funded Slum-Upgrading Project in the Serbian Province of Vojvodina. Skat provides methodological and technical expertise in the design and management of dweller driven low budget construction.
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Schools and Storm Shelters for Myanmar
Implementation: 2009

Under request from Swiss Development Cooperation – Humanitarian Aid, Skat developed construction guidelines and five design options for child-friendly and storm-safe schools in Myanmar.
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VSBK (Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln)
Implementation: 2003 - 2009

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Sustainable Reconstruction Initiative in Tsunami affected villages of Karaikal, Pondicherry, India
Implementation: 2005-2008

The Swiss Red Cross and Swiss Solidarity, in collaboration with the lndian NGO Development Alternatives, took the initiative to reconstruct permanent houses in the Karaikal region, Pondicherry state. Skat has the mandate of conceptual and technical backstopping.
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After the Tsunami - Sustainable Building Guidelines
Implementation: 2006-2007

UNEP commissioned Skat to prepare a manual on sustainable reconstruction, in particular in the context of Tsunami and other natural disasters.
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Study to optimise Lime and Brick Production in Yemen
Implementation: 2007

Skat carried out a study on optimising lime production in Shibam and brick production in Zabid (Yemen) for GTZ. This study also included a proposal on how to introduce an environmentally sustainable and fuel efficient technology.
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