Shelter Partners Forum


The first Shelter Partners Forum took place on the day before Shelter Meeting 10b, Wednesday 1st December 2010. The forum offered a sustainable opportunity for international humanitarian organisations to engage with world leading private construction sector capacity. This regular forum was launched to discuss practical issues such as:

1.  promoting collaboration between the private construction and humanitarian sector
2.  facilitating the contracting of private construction sector capacity by international humanitarian organisations
3.  recognition of private construction sector capabilities, resources and development potential within the humanitarian sector
4.  encouraging dialogue, indication of general consensuses and mapping of future engagement options

Development of this forum has been demand led, following discussions at Shelter Meetings 9b and 10a, where a requirement was recognised for a regular forum in which private sector capacity can discuss with the humanitarian shelter community common priorities to promote collaboration.

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Shelter Partners Forum, Wednesday 1st Dec 2010

08.30    Arrival and coffee

09.00    Welcome, conference purpose and agenda - Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre

09.15    Key note speaker - Niels Scott, UN/OCHA

09.30    Key note speaker - Alex Wong, World Economic Forum

09.45    Key note speaker - Dr. Randolph Kent, Humanitarian Futures Programme, Kings College London

10.00    Key note speaker - Lee Malany, American Red Cross

10.15    Introduction to breakout groups

10.30    Coffee break

11.00    Breakout groups
              Code of conduct

12.30    Lunch

13.30    Plenary Breakout group feedback

14.30    Proposal Humanitarian "Yellow Pages"?
              How can the humanitarian sector quickly access the private sector?

15.00    Plenary Future of Shelter Partners Forum
              Conclusion and discussions for future events and actions

15.15    Plenary Introduction to the Transitional Shelter Prototype project
             Conclusion and discussions for future events and actions

15.30    Coffee break

15.45    Demonstration Prototype Shelter tour
              View prototype shelters from several manufacturers

16.30    Plenary Transitional Shelter Prototype consortium
              Discussion of the prototype process and future actions

17.30    Close


43 Participants
Alex Wong, World Economic Forum
Alison Killing, Independent Consultant
Annette Esser, Losberger GmbH
Beatrice Boyer, Groupe URD
Bengt Loefgren, Formens Hus Foundation
Brittany Smith, ProAct Network
Christel Mulder, Millson Hospitainer
Dennis Kanter, Formens Hus Foundation
Douglas Murray-Jones, RICS Disaster Management Commission
Eleanor Baha, British Embassy, UK Trade & Investment
Erwin Brouwer, Millson Hospitainer
Esther Giger, H. Sheikh Noor-Ud-Din & Sons
Frederic Blas, Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement
Gerhard Tonn, Gerhard Tonn and Associates Inc.
Jenny Rohde, Evenproducts
Joakim Nyström, Formens Hus Foundation
Johan Karlsson, Formens Hus Foundation
Johan Kok, Industrial Design
Katie Cresswell-Maynard, Engineers Without Borders UK
Lee Malany, American Red Cross
Ludovic Jonard, Architecture & Developpement
M.G.D.M. Cox, Eindhoven University of Technology
Mahasti Tafahomi, Shelter Expert
Maria de Irantzu Serra Lasa, American Red Cross
Mark Hopley, UNHCR
Mark Wooding, Medair
Martin Suvatne, NRC
Matthew Parish, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Monica Fernandez, urban-think tank
Niels Scott, UN/OCHA
Oyvind Nordlie, NRC
Patrick Estienne, Losberger GmbH
Peter Erkelens, Eindhoven University of Technology
Randolph Kent, Kings College London
Robin Black, Habitat For Humanity International
Robin Edman, Formens Hus Foundation
Rolof Mulder, Millson Hospitainer
Sam Carmalt, ICTSD
T.C.A. de Haas, Eindhoven University of Technology
Timothy Foster, CARE
Timothy Mutunga, NRC
Valery Bancelin, NRC
Vidar Glette, NRC

20 Additional registrants, unable to attend because of snow
Aleksandar Radosavecv, Danish People's Aid
Andre Haverkort, F-action
Brenda Coughlan, DFID
Coen van der Brand, F-action
Eelko Brouwer, Netherlands Red Cross
Einar Haveland, W. Giertsen Hallsystem AS
Farhaj Sarwar, H. Sheikh Noor-Ud-Din & Sons
Farzana Nazli, Participatory Rural Development Society
Igor Chantefort, IOM Haiti
Immanuel Darkwa, HomeStil
Jahal de Meritens, Early Recovery Cluster
Jamie Lacey, HomeStil
John Adlam, DFID
Jonathan Bamber, ToughStuff International
Mario Flores, Habitat For Humanity International
Martin Sjöholm, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
Mercedes Azpiroz Garcia, FATCO S.R.L., Shelter Manufacturer
Scott Coulombe, Steelelements International, LLC
Shailesh Kataria, RICS Disaster Management Commission
Simone van Dijk, Eindhoven University of Technology