From innovation in the construction sector in Haiti to social impact on Haitian society: Digital Norms by Assimilation DNA

The impact of the earthquake of 2010 was aggravated by the precarious housindg of the vulnerable Haitian population. Although disaster risk reduction and building sector regulations are today national priorities, Haiti lacks adequate training entities. The Rustic Superior foundation is experienced in training young Haitians to become construction workers with an essential extra skill: how to integrate seismic and anti-hurricane standards into their constructions. Haiti is now an increasingly connected country with 3G available nationwide: a large majority of the population owns a cellphone or internet devices. Thus, Rustic Superior decided to launch a new concept in the construction sector: Digital Norms by Assimilation DNA (Apprentissage par dispositif numérique ADN). The DNA approach will be the 1st entirely on-line vocational training scheme in Haiti. First applied to the construction sector, DNA can be replicated to other priority areas such as tourism or DDR, and also to larger geographical areas.

Presented at:
2016 International Tech4Dev Conference UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: From Innovation to Social Impact, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2-4, 2016

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