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Local Government Training Centre in Mali (CFCT)

Project information:

Name: CFCT Mali / National Local Government Training Centre


Location: Kati (near Bamako), Mali


Year: 2010-2013


Financing: German-Malian Finacial Cooperation through KfW-Entwicklungsbank


Status: Completed


Partners: GITEC Consult (lead), Agetipe-Mali, Ofetoc, Acart, European Union (furniture and IT-equipment)


tri-lo's contribution: Team Leader and overall coordination in Mali, architectural design and construction supervision, energy efficiency measures, maintenance training



  • Overall: Construction of the new training centre for local governments with low energy consumption

  • Room programme: multipurpose hall/canteen, class rooms, library/media centre, administration building, dormitories, service area, basketball pitch

  • Equipment: professional kitchen equipment, furniture (partly, others by European Union)

  • Trainings: Maintenance training (including manual production)


Energy efficiency measures:


  • Thermally insulated roofs with permanently cross-ventilated ceiling voids

  • Large roof overhangs and bris-soleils shade the façades

  • Natural cross-ventilation in all larger rooms via windows (manual control)

  • Vegetation within the green courtyards allows for evaporative cooling


  • 24kWp photovoltaic system for all external lights and the borehole pump

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