SEACAP 30 is part of the wider South East Asia Community Access Programme (SEACAP) whose strategic theme is ‘livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people in SE Asia – improved sustainably’. The core SEACAP concept relevant to infrastructure was stated as “maximizing input of local resources, which are materials, labour, enterprise and ingenuity, which ensures affordability”.
SEACAP aims to influence infrastructure funders in the provision of low-cost, maintainable, locally owned access to rural communities through adoption of local materials and training local people in evidence-based sustainable techniques. SEACAP builds on existing knowledge, but also provides a research resource for filling gaps in knowledge, particularly in the local environment. Mainstreaming ensures that these solutions are accepted, adopted and applied on a large scale. This involves a process of dissemination through participatory workshops, guideline documents, demonstrations, training and implementation.