Building Advisory Service and Information Network (BASIN)

Réseau de services consultatifs et d'information pour le secteur de la construction
Red de Servicios e Información en el Sector de la Construcción

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1988, by: SKAT, Switzerland; Practical Action (formerly ITDG), UK; GTZ-GATE, Germany. Statutes adopted and registered in accordance with French law, 31 Mar 1992. Reconstituted, 1997, allowing 2 categories of membership: Managing Partners; Network Partners. Also referred to as Building Advisory and Information Network -- Réseau d'information, documentation et conseil en bâtiment.


Provide information and advice on appropriate building technology; create links between information resources and those requiring it worldwide - government officials, financiers, builders and developers, architects, planners, producers of building materials - covering up-to-date information and advice on manufacture, performance and availability of appropriate outputs and technology from all regions and on effective management of local resources; maximize returns from local resources and skills and collect and provide customer-oriented information on appropriate technology for cost-effective building and low-cost housing; stimulate popular initiative and profitable investment in provision of low-cost housing; strengthen local capacities for promoting a vibrant building industry.


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General Assembly (annual). Management Team of 4 partners. Joint activities coordinated by a non-executive Chair. No permanent secretariat.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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