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During humanitarian emergencies, affected communities do not perceive their needs, recovery and resilience in sectoral terms, but from a holistic, multi-sectoral perspectives. Meeting these humanitarian needs in ever-increasing number of affected people, diverse contexts and dwindling resources has been challenging. While sectoral expertise and existing coordination mechanisms remain key ingredients in preparedness, response and recovery, meeting the holistic needs of the affected communities requires collaborative and adaptive approaches Although the descriptions given to such alternative approaches differ,(area-based, settlements, or neighborhood), key elements are consistent across various contexts. It is multi-sectoral, geographically delimited, socially inclusive as well as reduces the immediate and future vulnerabilities, and accelerates the recovery processes. In addition to existing humanitarian architecture, building on local governance structures and service delivery mechanisms are important components of such approaches. While these approaches can take various methodologies and strictly context-specific, it is also important to understand such approaches are not always applicable. This channel serves as a knowledge base, discussion forum and useful cross-sectoral platform. You are welcome to access, comment and add your opinions and articles. This channel is moderated by co-chairs of the Settlements Approaches in Urban Areas Working Group.
This channel of Shelter Training include 4 collections: planning sessions; technical sessions; camps sessions; protection and capacity sessions. These materials are based upon and are consistent with materials developed by Shelter Centre for the IASC Emergency Shelter Cluster, for UNHCR, and for the International Federation of the Red Cross. The training is open source for humanitarian purposes only. The training materials are modular and designed to be adapted for use in specific contexts and in other languages. Shelter Training was first delivered at MSF in 2008. There are no Shelter Centre shelter trainings scheduled to take place in the near future.
Post conflict engineering is to improve post-conflict shelter outcomes for those affected, through both developing a base of technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings during conflict and appropriate techniques for their repair and rehabilitation, and using that technical knowledge base to develop practical humanitarian tools for self-recovery actors.
Author: Shelter Centre
Channel Type: Thematic
This channel makes available the presentations and agendas from past Shelter Meetings. The Shelter Meeting is the only global conference for humanitarian technical practitioners. Held in Geneva and online, Shelter Meeting has been organised by Shelter Centre every year since 2004. Past hosts and donors have included the University of Cambridge, CARE UK, DFID, HFHI, IASC GSC, ICRC, IFRC, IOM, MSF, NRC, SDC/HA, UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNHCR, UNOCHA, UNOPS, USAID/OFDA and World Bank GFDRR. A theme is agreed for each event, with presentations including good practice case studies, the peer review of sector projects and prioritisation and knowledge sharing in the humanitarian sector. Presentations may either be related to the theme, or be generally relevant to our shared community of practice, meeting the objectives for the Shelter Meeting which have evolved as part of the community feedback process. For more information about Shelter Meeting, including objectives, eligibility criteria for attendance, etc, see here: