Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Guide in Cambodia

What Is This For?

The purpose of the Community Mapping + Design Toolkit is to provide a starting point and guidelnes for those working with communities on mapping and upgrading projects. The toolkit is not a rigid set of actions to be followed methodically but provides pointers about where to start a process and how to keep it moving along while developing trust and discussion with a community. The end result of working with a community may include a combination of mapping activities and infrastructural or housing upgrades that set a foundation for a community to continue its own development sustainably.

How Do I Use This?

Each tool in this toolkit is used to engage communities in a participatory process. These processes include:

1. The initial phases of working with a community including understanding a right to tenure security.

2. Strategizing through decisions about how to stabilize and improve living environments, and

3. Taking action from those decisions to create technical documents or co-designed upgrades.

The Community Mapping + Design Toolkit is a Places for All project in collaboration with Sahmakum Teang Tnaut in Phnom Penh ,Cambodia.

Meas Kimseng
Clarisa Diaz

Hallam Goad

Design and Photography:
Clarisa Diaz

Chiv Chanmaly
Ly Youy
Vuth Danith
Hay Dalin
Ket Mengcheang