Construction workshop with the Refdaf women for the Cité des femmes project in Keur Massar, Dakar region

This workshop is part of an action research which accompany a self-build housing project run by Refdaf (Réseau des femmes pour un développement durable en Afrique) The workshop, which took place in Dakar, Senegal in November- December 2004, has been held by students from the University of Sheffield and aaa members with women from Refdaf.  We have experimented with self-building techniques and skills for the construction of the future houses in the Cité de femmes and have built few prototypes of walls, roofs and closures using local and recycled materials ( ie. tin cans, tires, bottles, sand bags).