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close this bookJournal of the Network of African Countries on Local Building Materials and Technologies - Volume 2, Number 1 (HABITAT, 1992, 50 p.)
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The aim of the Network and its journal

The Network of African Countries on Local Building Materials and Technologies has the objective of strengthening local technological capacity through facilitating information flow, regional cooperation and the transfer of appropriate technologies in lowcost and innovative building-materials sector among African countries.

The Journal of the Network, currently published biannually, seeks to provide a channel for information that is available and could be of use by professionals, technicians, researchers and scientists, as well as policy and decision makers. It is a medium for information exchange and facilitator for acquisition of suitable technologies and know-how by needy countries.

Efforts are made to compile, process and publish articles and technical papers originating, mainly, in the African region. However, as deemed appropriate and subject to availability, research findings and technological information from countries outside the African region are also included to stimulate interregional cooperation as well.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE JOURNAL

This Journal welcomes information or articles on lowcost innovations in building materials technology. Information in the form of technical and policy papers, illustrations, news items and announcements of events can be sent from individuals or institutions in the private or public sectors, from within and outside the African region. All correspondence on the Journal should be addressed to the Chief, Building and Infrastructure Technology Section, Research and Development Division, UNCHS (Habitat), P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya.

The views expressed in this Journal do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations. Mention of firm names and commercial products do not imply the endorsement of UNCHS (Habitat). The reprinting of any of the material in this publication is welcome, provided that the source is mentioned and one copy sent to UNCHS (Habitat).

National network institutions

Cyprus Organization of Standards and Control of Quality
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Cyprus

Department of Civil Engineering
University of Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI)
Kumasi University
Ghana

Housing and Building Research Institute (HABRI)
College of Architecture and Engineering
University of Nairobi
Kenya

Department of Civil Engineering
The Polytechnic University of Malawi
Malawi

Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
University of Malta
Malta

School of Industrial Technology
University of Mauritius
Mauritius

Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI)
Lagos
Nigeria

Faculty of Engineering
Fourah Bay College
University of Sierra Leone
Freetown
Sierra Leone

Geological Survey Mines Department
Ministry of Lands and Mines
Entebbe
Uganda

Building Research Unit
Dar-es-Salaam
United Republic of Tanzania

Ministry of Public Construction and National Housing
Harare
Zimbabwe