In the context of the CLAVES (Latin American Conference on Housing, Energy and Sustainability), organized by Weatherizers Without Borders (WWB) and Fundación FOVISEE with the support of Citi Foundation and the Development Bank of Latin America – CAF, we made progress in working with the national housing authorities of Peru, Ecuador and Chile.
In July, Nicolás Maggio, President of Fundación FOVISEE and Weatherizers Without Borders travelled to Peru to learn more about the programs of the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS). Together with the Vice Minister of Housing Carmen Cecilia Lecaros and her team they travelled to Cusco to learn about the work in rural housing with the Sumaq Wasi houses. There they toured the communities of Phuyucunca, Mujuncancha, Llanque and Quishuarani where they analyzed different variables of the Sumaq Wasi houses.
Finally, they travelled to Lima to sign a Cooperation Agreement, to work together on the design of Fair and Sustainable Housing projects, training programs, measurement and monitoring of housing performance.
Days later, Nicolás Maggio traveled to Ecuador, to advance the work together with the Urban Development and Housing Ministry (MIDUVI) of said country. There, together with the MIDUVI team, they traveled to the outskirts of Ambato, where Nicolás carried out a Home Sustainability Level Diagnosis Clinic.
They then traveled to Quito, where they signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Minister of Urban Development and Housing (MIDUVI) of Ecuador, Gabriela Aguilera.
A few days later, we traveled to Chile, where we signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Chilean Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, MINVU. On Thursday 8/28, Nicolás shared a working day with the Undersecretary of Housing and Urban Planning of Chile, Tatiana Rojas Leiva, and her technical teams. They signed an Agreement to develop sustainable housing improvement programs and technical and social support in the “camps” of different cities.
They then traveled to Viña del Mar, where they met with the MINVU teams in the region, with Mayor Macarena Ripamonti and her teams, and toured the “El Amanecer” camp where Nicolás demonstrated the Sustainability Level Diagnosis Methodology of the Household in different dwellings.