Shelter Module update

Shelter Module is one of ten products and services for sector support being developed by Shelter Centre and collaborating organisations between 2006 and 2009. The Shelter Module is a new emergency family tent system for use, and later adaptation in both post-disaster and post-conflict scenarios.

The consortium for the development of the Shelter Module currently includes the donors, consisting of ECHO, DFID, JICA, SDC-HA and USAID; and the implementers, consisting of CRS, IFRC, Oxfam GB and MSF - Belgium

The wider Shelter Meeting working group of the Shelter Module project currently includes UN-Habitat, UN/OCHA, AMURT, CARITAS Austria, CRS, MSF-International, Provention Consortium, Shelter For Life, and The Sphere Project.

The first phase of the project, funded by USAID, is expected to develop and agree shelter specifications for the Shelter Module.


The second phase of the project, funded by DFID, is expected to develop and test prototypes.  The technical specifications are also expected to be developed and be ready for publication in 2008.

MSF-Belgium, representing the consortium, elicited feedback from the Shelter Meeting participants on logistics, physical and social standards and indicators for the Shelter Module as a preliminary conclusion of the first phase.

Shelter Centre introduced the second phase of the development of the Shelter Module.