This video shows how the re-use of coconut husks has contributed
towards the sustainable use of forest resources in the Amazon
while providing numerous sources of income. It explains
sow coconut fibre and latex (produced from rubber trees)
products are biodegradable and can be recycled.
The Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) is one of the world's best-known
non government projects in the large-scale provision of
sanitation for the urban poor. This initiative is still
a self-funded and self-managed grassroots movement that
relies purely on the skills and resources of the urban poor.
The film shows the process of its replication in Faisalabad.
This video shows how the increased urbanisation of the island
of Jamaica has resulted in over half of the population now
living in cities and towns. Tremendous pressure has been
placed on the island's supply of housing and the growth
of squatter settlements is accelerating rapidly, developing
in vulnerable areas without access to acceptable facilities
In Ethiopia, one of the most popular staple foods is injera
(household bread) which is a large flat pancake eaten by
the Ethiopians at least once a day. Its baking, the most
energy-intensive activity in Ethiopia, accounts for over
50% of all primary energy consumption in the country and
over 75% of the total energy consumed in households. The
average family burns around 20 kilogramms of wood a week
just making injera.
About 30,000 Mumbai families, residents of a narrow strip
alongside the railway track lobbied the authorities for
safer housing and formed in 1989 the 'Railway Slum Dwellers
Federation'. They built up solidarity with three other groups
- The Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres
(SPARC), The National Slum Dwellers Fede-ration and Mahila
Milan which in Hindi means 'women together'.