Rural communities in Tigray towards to sustainable livelihoods

Rural communities in Tigray towards to sustainable livelihoods

Breaking the physical, social & psychological barriers 

Considering, the very low road infrastructure development and the high construction costs of roads, especially in remote rural areas with very rugged terrain, the trail bridge technology has become vital complement to the country’s endeavours in providing basic infrastructure access to the rural community.

© Helvetas / Pia Zanetti
trail bridge project,Kawa Bridge © Helvetas / Pia Zanetti
  • Project Name
    Tigray Rural Future Initiative (TRFI)
  • Project Phase
    2016 to 2019
  • Funding
    This project is funded by donations
  • Budget
    CHF 1,487,243
  • Thematic focus
    Environment and Climate Change

Our Approach 

Since 2005 the Trail Bridge Capacity Building Project (TBCBP) has focused on bridge construction across the nation. Later, the project started focussing specifically on the institutional strengthening and capacity development of its various partners. This approach envisioned transforming TBCBP from “bridge builders” to “institutional capacity builders or trainers”. Main implementation modality of TBCBP is planning and implementation of trail bridge projects through public-private partnerships.