Capacity Building June 2001

ALTERPLAN (Philippines)/Women's Advancement Trust (Tanzania)
Vancouver, Canada

Terra provided training to the 5 visiting guests from the Philippines and Tanzania, in order to strengthen their capacity to develop and manage all aspects of the co-op housing development process. Besides attending focus group sessions, the guests accompanied Terra staff to meetings with architects, developers, lawyers, municipal officials, and other relevant individuals involved in the housing development process. The Filipinos provided information on housing conditions in the Philippines, the work of multi-purpose co-ops and credit unions with low income communities to develop housing co-operatives, and the role of ALTERPLAN (a resource group) in helping communities develop affordable housing co-ops, including training and participatory planning.  The visitors joined Terra staff on a daytrip to nearby Whistler ski resort.