Shelter Meeting 08a


This meeting was hosted by UN/OCHA.

The agenda for days 1 and 2 of Shelter Meeting 08a presented below links to pages summarising each presentation, usually also including for download a copy of the PowerPoint used.

The participants and observers of SM08a are listed at the bottom of this page.


Day 1, Shelter Meeting 08a, Thursday 15th May 2008 (back to top)

09:00 - 09:30 arrival and coffee
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome, agenda and housekeeping
09:45 - 10:00 Keynote speech, speaker Sharon Rusu, UN/OCHA
10:00 - 10:30 Launch of   "Transitional settlement and Reconstruction after Natural Disasters" , Shelter Centre and UN/OCHA
10:30 - 11:00 Addressing land issues after natural disasters, Esteban León, UN-Habitat

11:00 -


11:30 - 12:00 Yogyakarta transitional shelter, Jeffery Dougherty, CHF
12:00 - 12:30 Impact of Heavy Weaponry on Buildings, Issam Mahmoud Miqdadi, UNRWA
12:30 - 13:00

Introduction to the 3 afternoon breakout groups:

1. Operational checklists, Heiner Gloor and Tom Schacher, Swiss Solidarity

2. Climate change and shelter, David Stone, ProAct and Magnus Wolfe Murray, RESET

3. Shelter and settlement cases studies and transitional shelter guidelines, UN-Habitat

13:00 -


14:00 - 15:00 3 parallel breakout groups
15:00 - 15:45 Feedback of actions to the plenary of the 4 breakout groups


15:45 -


16:15 - 16:45 Humanitarian timber - project update, UN/OCHA, IFRC, and CARE International
16:45 - 17:30 Update on the innovative Sheltering initiative, Felix de Vries, Netherlands Red Cross



Day 2, Shelter Meeting 08a, Friday 16th May 2008 (back to top)

09:00 - 09:20 arrival and coffee
09:20 - 09:30 Welcome, agenda and housekeeping
09:30 - 10:00 Inter-agency Camp Management Toolkit, Veit Vogel, NRC/Camp Management
10:00 - 10:45 Shelter Training, Shelter Library and Shelter Community, Shelter Centre, ProACt and CARE
10:45 - 11:00 Shelter Meeting 08b: agree dates, agenda and format

11:00 -


11:30 - 12:00 Applications for insurance in building back safer, Ian O'Donnell, ProVention Consortium
12:00 - 12:30 Satellite imagery and GIS - practical tools for the Emergency shelter Cluster, Einar Bjorgo, UNITAR-UOSAT
12:30 - 13:00

Introduction to the 4 afternoon breakout groups:

1. Guidelines on asbestos removal and guidelines on re-use of construction material post disaster, ProAct

2. Review of funding mechanisms for transitional shelter, (application for Shelter Funding), CARE International

3. ESC NFI Standards project, Shelter Centre, CARE, NRC, UNHCR, IFRC & UN/OCHA

4. Proposed projects with academic institutions, A4A, EWB and RESET

13:00 -


14:00 - 15:00 4 parallel breakout groups
15:00 - 15:45 Feedback to the plenary of the 4 breakout groups


15:45 -


16:15 - 17:30 Operational shelter capacity scoping study, Mohammed Ali and Linda Richardson, RedR
17:30 close

Participants of Shelter Meeting 08a, 15th-16th May 2008 (back to top)

Robin Cross Architects for Aid
Victoria Harris Architects for Aid
Elisabeth Babister CARE International
Rumana Kabir CARE International
Jeffrey Dougherty CHF International
Marriane Lambert European Commission
Sok-Ngim Ly European Commission
Nigel Vaz EWB
Thomas Whitworth EWB
Mary Faherty GOAL
Mike Meaney Habitat for Humanity International
Malcolm Johnstone IFRC
Valle Galan IFRC
Jérôme Michon Médecins sans Frontières - Belgium
Barend Leeuwenberg Médecins sans Frontières - Holland
Felix de Vries Netherlands Red Cross
Jake Zarins Norwegian Refugee Council
Jim Kennedy Norwegian Refugee Council
Øyvind Nordlie Norwegian Refugee Council
Veit Vogel Norwegian Refugee Council
Laurence Hamai Oxfam GB
Paul Neale Oxfam
Michal Lyons Practical Action
Theo Schilderman Practical Action
David Stone ProAct Network
Karen Walker ProAct Network
Ian O'Donnell ProVention Consortium
Linda Richardson RedR
Mohammed Ali RedR
Magnus Wolfe Murray RESET
Sarah Kent RESET
Heinrich Gloor SDC/HA
Tom Schacher Swiss Solidarity
Isabelle de Muyser-Boucher UN/OCHA
Sharon Rusu UN/OCHA
Florence Secula UN/OCHA
Debora Neumann UN-Habitat
Esteban León UN-Habitat
Gilian Kular UN-Habitat
Adelmo Risi UNHCR
Angele Dikongue UNHCR
Shelly Gornall UNHCR
Yoichiro Tsuchida UNHCR
Rod Imer World Vision International

Observers of Shelter Meeting 08a, 15th-16th May 2008 (back to top)


Alexandre Koclejda Architectes de l'Urgence
Melvin Tebbutt British Red Cross
Sanna Karhumaki FinnChurchAid
John Howard Independent
Joseph Ashmore Independent
Mathew Slater Independent
Tim Foster Independent
Yasemin Aysan Independent
Bing Li Lien Institute For Enviroment (LIFE)
David Sacca Première Urgence
Carolyn Hayles Queen's University of Belfast
Jason Von Meding Queen's University of Belfast
Douglas Murray Jones RICS
Gordon Browne Southampton Solent University
Einar Bjorgo UNOSAT
Elena Mancusi Materi UNRWA
Issam Mahmoud Miqdadi UNRWA
Matthias Burchard UNRWA
Salah Abdel-Latif Ismail UNRWA