The “products” of the learning platform will therefore be:

1. A Web-page on the basin website which will provide:
  • An FAQ service
  • Consolidated case studies of good practice
  • An online and regularly updated directory of knowledge capacity building and other resources.
2. A quarterly newsletter
    This will carry information by and from the target audience – good practice case studies, news on government policies and schemes etc.
3. Thematic overview papers to combine recent experiences around themes.
4. A Rural Habitat Observatory: a regularly updated database of trends and opportunities.


The “services” of the learning platform will be:

1. Regional stakeholder workshops:- These will address the issues of import in the area of habitat and livelihoods in the region. Some issues already identified are
     related to Gender And Housing, Livelihoods and Loan Repayments, Government Policies to promote Participatory Rural Habitat Development, Techno-Social Integration in the Brick Sector, the Role of Local Government Institutions in Habitat and Livelihoods, and Stakeholder Based Measurement of Sustainability in
     Building Practice.

2. Linkage with policy agencies by.

  • Face-to-face consultation with policy making and implementing agencies.
  • Grassroots policy information service – regular presentations, news updates, success stories etc.

3. Regular Rural Habitat Observatory releases providing information on trends, opportunities and resources.

4. Exposure visits within and between regions for encouraging cross-learning

5. Facilitation and moderation of strategic thinking and deliberations on habitat and livelihoods at national and regional levels.

In thematic focus the spelling of Environmenta Management needs to be changed to Environmental Management