Shelter Meeting 13b

Host and topics – USAID/OFDA and Habitat for Humanity

USAID/OFDA and Habitat for Humanity very kindly agreed to act as co-hosts, following the tradition of different agencies hosting different Shelter Meetings. 

Topic 1: sector knowledge management, including the launch of the revised Shelter and Settlement library, funded by USAID/OFDA.

Topic 2: sector capacity building, including the initial consultation around a new 1-week shelter and settlement training, also funded by USAID/OFDA.

Draft agenda - subject to change

Day 1 Shelter Meeting 13b Tuesday 29th October 2013
08:45 Arrival and coffee  
09:00 Welcome, agenda, and introduction Shelter Centre
09:15 Welcome address Kip Scheidler, Habitat for Humanity
09:30 Collective advocacy Mohammed Hilmi, InterAction
09:45 Built to collapse. From transitional shelter to sustainable habitat in urban India Marco Ferrario, Micro Homes Solutions
10:00 Comparative Study of plastic sheeting materials and shade nets Cecilia Braedt, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Shelter Research Unit
10:15 Kip Scheidler, Habitat for Humanity
10:25 Let them eat cake! Kate Crawford, University College London
10:40 Building for safety project update Charles Parrack, CENDEP and Sonia Molina, BRC
10:50 The Peninsula principles on climate displacement within states Khaled Hassine, Displacement Solutions
11:00 Coffee break / Break out Sign-up  
11:30 One Room Shelter Program - building resilience through shelter reconstruction Manuel Pereira, International Organization for Migration
12:00 UK Shelter Forum - update Victoria Maynard, Habitat for Humanity GB and Laura Heykoop, Independent Consultant
12:15 Linking policy, practice and evidence in post-disaster shelter Victoria Maynard, Habitat for Humanity GB
12:30 USAID/OFDA One-week Shelter and Settlements Training Course Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre
  Introduction to breakout groups  
13:00 Lunch  


One-week Shelter and Settlements Training Course in the context of broader sector capacity building

15:00 Feedback & conclusions  
15:30 Coffee break  
16:00 Haiti Gaetano Vivo, World Bank

Haiti; context analysis and programming options for remaining camps at 3+ years; Red Cross and Red Crescent Task Force

Irantzu Serra Lasa, American Red Cross
16:35 Refugee Housing Unit Monica Noro, UNHCR and Johan Karlsson
17:05 ROFI transitional tent Berner Olsen, ROFI
17:20 Transitional tent Frank Merks, Losberger RDS and NRS
  New sheltering ideas  
17h35 Houses built from accommodation cabins Pablo Bris, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
19:30 Shelter Meeting dinner: Il Fornello Napoletano  


Day2 Shelter Meeting 13b Wednesday 30th October 2013
08:45 Arrival and coffee  
09:00 Looking back at reconstruction Theo Schilderman, Building and Social Housing Foundation
09:30 Lessons from Central America Kurt Rhyner, EcoSur network
09:45 Post-Disaster Shelter: Ten Designs Joseph Ashmore, International Organization for Migration; Gary Lide, AMEC
10:15 Sustainability assessment of 8 transitional shelters Edwin Zea Escamilla, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich
10:35 Shelter in the Philippines: Re-use of uprooted trees (typhoon Bopha)  Andrés Casal, ICRC
10:50 Increasing housing supply; sheltering urban and non-camp-based refugees in Lebanon and Jordan Jake Zarins, Norwegian Refugee Council
11:05 Syria and Lebanon Julien Mulliez, Save the Children
11:20 Coffee break
11:45 Shelter Cluster update, Accountability Working Group Joseph Ashmore, International Organization for Migration and Vincent Annoni, Impact Initiatives
12:00 CCCM Cluster update Andrew Cusack, UNHCR
12:15 Security of Tenure in Humanitarian Shelter Operations Jake Zarins, Norwegian Refugee Council; Victoria Stodart, International Federation of  Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
12:30 DOMO - a construction kit transitional shelter Danier Kerber, morethanshelters
12:45 Protection Cluster update Sarah Khan, UNHCR
13:00 Lunch  
14:00 Post Disaster Shelter and Energy Efficiency – A Scoping of Information and Issues Paper Charles Kelly, ProAct Network
14:05 Re-launch and presentation of the Shelter and Settlement Library, supported in part by USAID/OFDA Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre


15:00 Feedback & conclusions  
15:30 Coffee break  
16:00 Launch of new website Ian O'Donnell, American Red Cross
16:10 Long term shelter solutions in Iraq: case study Dyfed Aubrey, UN-Habitat
16:25 Cordaid Shelter Program Management Database Jan-Willem Wegdam, Cordaid
16:35 Reconstructing the city: integrating urban design into humanitarian responses Alison Killing, Independent Consultant and Kate Crawford, University College London
16:50 Light and energy poverty: improving the quality of life for refugees Steve Huff, The Light Foundation
17:05 Overview: improving humanitarian shelter responses - a collaborative research Mario Flores, Habitat for Humanity
17:15 Humanitarian shelter and development Anjali Beam, International Housing Coalition


Launch of the revised Shelter and Settlement Library, funded by USAID/OFDA

Shelter Centre launched the revised ‘Shelter and Settlement Library’ at Shelter Meeting 13b. The Library includes innovative features:

user-upload, in any language, real-time; and user-generated libraries, similar to ‘playlists’, to support specific topics, operations and training.
The Library will be modified heavily from the Beta version following invaluable feedback from our Regional Advisory Group members. RAG members play the key role in uploading content and promoting the Library within their professional networks.

In November, we will also be holding meetings in Asia and possibly Africa or the Middle East, in order to introduce the innovative features of the library and elicit further content in national languages, increasing the visibility of those agencies. If your regional and national offices might be interested in participating in these meetings or in joining our Regional Advisory Groups, please email or contact us at the meeting in October.

To-date, over 1,000 new documents have been identified from the 30 countries at most risk worldwide, including a significant proportion in national languages, adding to the thousands of documents on the current library. We are exploring with partners extending the new Library to all sectors, as a global humanitarian library.