Improving the Cyclone Resistance of Houses in the Cook Islands

Following the successful improvement of the cyclone resistance of over 150 houses on Mangaia in the Cook Islands, Partner Housing and the Cook Islands Red Cross are extending the roll-out to the island of Mitiaro. This involves the provision of external anchor points and tie ropes, to prevent roofs from being blow off 70 houses during cyclonic wind. The linked document gives a details of the externded project, and further information on the Mangaia pilot project is available on the Partner Housing web site.

DOWNLOAD CYCLONE RESISTANCE OF HOUSES IN THE COOK ISLANDS REPORT (PDF)

Building activity of Vision for Homes Papua New Guinea Inc.

Partner Housing provides financial and technical assistance to Vision for Homes Papua New Guinea Inc, an NGO that constructs approximately five houses per year in the villages surrounding Mount Hagen (PNG). Part of the Partner Housing service is the annual auditing of the managerial practices of Vision for Homes, providing valuable feedback to the boards of both organisations. The linked management audit report gives a detailed account of the activities and governance of Vision for Homes, their construction methods and house designs.

DOWNLOAD REPORT OF BUILDING ACTIVITY OF VISION FOR HOMES PNG (PDF)