For each selection, please explain the financial and non-financial support from each
FOVISEE does not charge for its services. Sponsorships and donations from businesses and individuals are the foundation’s financial sources. But above everything, the specificity of the Forum is to gather different institutions that contribute to the projects with human, technical and financial resources. The main partners at present are:
CIHE (Center of Research on Habitat and Energy), Architecture Faculty, University of Buenos Aires: Professional advisory services.
DRS-UTN (Social Responsibility Department, National Technological University): Human resources and logistics support.
INTI (National Institute of Industrial Technology): Institutional support and professional advisory services.
Edenor (largest electrical distributor of Argentina): Financial, logistical and human resources support.
ISOVER Saint-Gobain: Financial support.
The project’s future sustainability is provided by the participation of above mentioned partners and sponsors, in addition to the following stakeholders, service distribution companies (electrical energy, gas, water, waste) from different districts where the Manual is distributed and applied, local provincial and national governments, international cooperation and development entities (Ashoka, embassies, cooperation funds, etc.)
How do you plan to grow and/or diversify your base of support in the next three years?
Last year FOVISEE has organized two international events, one at national level and has participated as speaker in at least 6 international and national events, within the aim of disseminating knowledge and experiences in terms of energy, housing and sustainability. Thanks to these events FOVISEE has got in contact with national, provincial and local organizations connected with house construction. By means of agreements with each of them, we will aim at turning them into replicators of the program and deliver a Manual and a training component linked to it with every new house.
By means of the same implicit articulating feature as a forum, we will continue developing the network that is increasingly joined by more stakeholders (official organizations, NGOs, companies, etc.) who enable the distribution of the manual and the implementation of the training program to an increasing number of families. Each public service company (electricity, gas, water, waste) might include their participation in the manual within their corporate social responsibility policies.
In 2010 we have distributed and applied the manual to 700 people approximately. In 2011 our intention is to multiply ten times the distribution and application of the manual thus reaching between 5.000 and 10.000 people. In this manner we will change the scale in a significant manner.