Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 1997
Tlholego Development Project
This description of Paul Cohen's work was prepared when Paul Cohen was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1997.
Paul Cohen has developed a model of holistic community development in rural South Africa that supports land tenure, local economic development, the construction of sustainable housing, and restoration of links to the natural environment that promote a sustainable lifestyle. He had has introduced and demonstrated a model for a flexible, owner-built, low-cost, high-quality housing system for South Africa. Paul's model for a family home incorporates a passive solar energy source for hot water and cooking, natural waste management, household food security, and high quality, attractive construction.
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