Green brick technology transfer to Malawi: market assessment report for setting up Vertical Shaft Brick Kilns (VSBKs)

Green brick technology transfer to Malawi: market assessment report for setting up Vertical Shaft Brick Kilns (VSBKs)

In Malawi, increasing demand for housing has put tremendous pressure on the building material sector, resulting in deforestation, rising costs and poor quality construction.

Malawi holds potential for the adoption of green building materials. Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania have expressed interest in clean construction technology transfer.

The way forward:

  • policy instruments to incentivize use of VSBK bricks
  • fiscal and regulatory measures to promote usage
  • trained and skilled workforce for promoting the technologies and achieving scale
  • piloting and hand holding support to the first set of enterprises 
  • support this technology transfer through building local capacities to transfer the skills and know-how to local institutions and individuals.

India can support this process of technology transfer through building local capacities to transfer the skills and know-how to local institutions and individuals.

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