Who We Are

From Solid Earth Africa’s start in 2012 we have worked to establish a networking and marketing organization whose goal is to make adobe the preferred material for building new houses. After five years of meetings, visit’s to Ethiopia, conferences and workshops, an office with a national coordinator has now been established in Addis Ababa. SEA’s center of gravity is rapidly shifting to Ethiopia! To promote adobe, SEA has chosen to work through existing NGO’s, community organizations, businesses and government agencies. Our task is to help them establish initiatives that promote an adobe house as the heart of what we call a wood-saving household”. SEA wants to empower Ethiopians within their existing organizations and traditions. The work of implementing a transition from wood to adobe is carried out by individual homeowners and tradesmen in the local community. In this way, SEA uses existing structures to make an impact.


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