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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is committed to spread knowledge and good practices to contribute in capacity building through sharing lessons learned, case studies and guides developed from experiences in the humanitarian field. This channel is focused on Shelter and Settlements and Disaster Risk Reduction in Emergency Response and Recovery Phases.
The "Camp Coordination and Camp Management" Channel gives guidelines and tools to be able to provide CCCM services and programs to satisfy the needs of affected populations. This Channel is organised as follows: 1) Climate Change Resistant Infrastructure; 2) Camp Management Toolkit: Environmental Protection; 3) Greening your Refugee Camp; 4) Bamboo and Environmental Protection; and 5) Bamboo in the African Region.
Sector(s): Camp Coordination / Management
The "Camp Coordination and Camp Management" Channel gives guidelines and tools to be able to provide CCCM services and programs to satisfy the needs of affected populations. This Channel is organised as follows: 1) Camp Planning and Management; 2) Camp Management Toolkit: Environmental Protection; 3) Women in displacement; 4) Transitional Tent Project; 5) Greening your Refugee Camp; 6) Guidelines On the Treatment Of Wastewater; 7) Renewable Energy in Camps and Post Conflict Zones; and 8) Zaatari Refugee Camp.
The "Good Practice on Shelter" Channel gives guidelines and tools to be able to provide qualitative Shelter and Settlement options that satisfy the needs of those affected by humanitarian crieses the world over. This Channel is organised as follows: 1) Key Shelter Guidelines; 2) Good Shelter and Settlement Programming; 3) Transitional Shelter; 4) Shelter in Urban Settings; 5) Shelter in Urban Emergencies; 6) Shelter and Health; 7) Shelter and Protection Guidance; 8) Housing, Land and Property in Urban Shelters; 9) CARE International Emergency Shelter; 10) UK Shelter Forum; 11) CRS Shelter and Settlement and; 12) Shelter in Pakistan.
This channel is part of shelter response channel. it describes case studies and guidelines about the different methodologies shelter response can be provided. the structure of the methodology is build on the shelterprojects.org taxonomies and the case studies are from ShelterProjects.org 2017 -2018 publication (http://www.shelterprojects.org/shelterprojects2017-2018/ShelterProjects_2017-2018_lowres_web.pdf). standards and technical document from different shelter actors around different shelter response modalities. This channel divided into six collections as following: 1-Distribution 2. Cash-Based 3 Advocacy / Legal assistance 4. Site / Settlement Planning 5. Infrastructure 6.Training / Capacity-building 7. Tech. assistance / Quality assurance 8. Structural assessment 9. Guidelines / mass communications 10. Site management. 11. Debris / rubble removal
Sector(s): Camp Coordination / Management, Early Recovery, Accountability to Affected People, Mental Health / Psycho Social Support, Nutrition, Protection, Housing, Land and Property, Shelter and Settlement, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
The "Inter-sectoral Humanitarian Knowledge on Iraq" Channel compiles inter-sectoral humanitarian knowledge on Iraq on the following topics, organized in Collections: 1) Housing; 2) Unfinished and abandoned buildings; 3) Shelter and households NFIs; 4) WASH NFIs; 5) CCCM NFIs; and 6) Shelter/WASH/CCCM Prioritisation Tools.
Sector(s): Camp Coordination / Management, Early Recovery, Accountability to Affected People, Protection, Shelter and Settlement
The "NRC Resources and Know-How" Channel compiles inter-sectoral humanitarian knowledge based on the Norwegian Refugee Council operational experience on the following topics, organized in Collections: 1) Introductory knowledge; 2) Planning and proposals; 3) Framework for intervention; 4) Implementation through the 18 assistance methods; 5) Cross-cutting issues; 6) Settlement and Shelter Support; 7) Shelter support; and 8) NRC Syrian refugee assistance.
Channel Type: References
According to WHO, "lack of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion increases the risk of diarrhoea, which kills approximately 2.2 million people every year, as well as trachoma (an eye infection that can lead to blindness), and other illnesses." The "Best Practice on WASH" Channel gives guidelines and tools to be able to provide WASH services and programs to satisfy the needs of exposed and vulnerable populations. This channel is organised as follows: 1) WASH and Health Guidelines; 2) Hygiene Promotion Guidance; 3) Improved Sanitation Facilities; 4) WASH: Sanitation Resources; 5) Needs Assessment and Baseline Surveys for WASH in Emergencies; 6) Guidelines On the Treatment Of Wastewater; 7) Child-Friendly Spaces and WASH; and 8) Climate Change Resistant Infrastructure.
Channel Type: Training
An open source one-week training on shelter and settlements, developed by Shelter Centre and funded by USAID/OFDA. By the end of these sessions participants should: 1. have a good understanding of principles and standards and their application in the humanitarian context. 2. identify and understand the components of an agency program plan (settlement strategy). 3. understand the concept of GO-RED+ and its application to shelter and settlement. Key Learning Points 1. Having a comprehensive and detailed strategy for program demonstrates their usefulness to stakeholders and ensures their efficiency 2. USAID endorses the Sphere standards, so all strategies should incorporate them 3. Post-disaster funding comes from a number of different sources and each have their own cycles and response patterns Session Agenda: 1. Principles and standards 2. Strategies 3. From assessment to settlement analysis 4. Phases and funding
Sector(s): Education, Early Recovery, Accountability to Affected People, Age, Emergency Telecommunications, Gender, Health, Logistics, Protection, Child Protection, Gender Based Violence, Shelter and Settlement, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Channel Type: References
The "Inter-sectoral Humanitarian Knowledge on Pakistan" Channel compiles inter-sectoral humanitarian knowledge on Pakistan on the following topics, organized in Collections: 1) shelter; 2) urban displacement; 3) displacement-related policies; 4) humanitarian access; 5) human rights and international humanitarian law; 6) Sphere standards-compliance; 7) IASC Clusters and coordination; 8) disaster risk reduction (DRR); 9) early recovery; 10) civil military; 11) conflict; 12) natural disaster; 13) age and disability; 14) health; 15) needs assessment; 16) gender; 17) gender-based violence; 18) child protection; 19) beneficiary selection and vulnerabilities; 20) community resilience; 21) public information and advocacy; 22) information management; 23) Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP); 24) the ONE UN Programme in the country; 25) One Room Shelter Program - IOM; 26) DFID Pakistan Workshop on Humanitarian Response and Recovery; 27) Heritage Foundation new DRR Training Park, Kot Diji Upper Sindh, Pakistan; and 28) integrated programmes.
The HLA Hum-Log Library is a collection of valuable knowledge on humanitarian logistics practice, curated from many reputable sources, as well as HLA original content. The Hum-Log Library is designed for members of the Humanitarian Logistics Association and wider audience to access open-source knowledge that will aid operational logicians to find the most effective methods to deliver humanitarian aid. The HLA reminds its members that the sources quoted should be consulted on their copyrights if they intend to use the material for any wider published use. Themes: • Africa • Air and sea charter • Asia • Assessment and planning (pre and post disaster) • Asset management • Career development • Cold chain • Collaboration • Health logistics • Last mile distribution • Middle East • People • Preparedness (e.g. strategy and planning) • Procurement • Recovery (i.e. reverse logistics) • Rehabilitation (i.e. helping in future response resilience) • Safety and security • Strategic lift • Training • Transport & fleet management • Travel and admin management • Warehousing & inventory management
The 'Post Disaster Engineering Channel' collects knowledge on how to improve post-disaster shelter outcomes for affected populations. The Channel is structured as follows: a) Guidelines, Handbooks and Toolkits; c) Reports and Case Studies; and d) Good Practice.
Sector(s): Camp Coordination / Management, Education, Early Recovery, Accountability to Affected People, Logistics, Mental Health / Psycho Social Support, Nutrition, Protection, Child Protection, Shelter and Settlement, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
This channel provides information on children-friendly initiatives and spaces. The resources within this channel are categorized as follows: 1) Guidelines, Handbooks and Toolkits 2) Reports and Impact, 3) Good Practices, 4) CFS in refugees settings, and 5) CFS and WASH.
Sector(s): Camp Coordination / Management, Early Recovery, Accountability to Affected People, Environment, Protection, Shelter and Settlement, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
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.
Sector(s): Education, Early Recovery, Environment, Logistics, Protection, Housing, Land and Property, Shelter and Settlement
Channel Type: Training
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.
Sector(s): Education, Early Recovery, Health, Protection, Shelter and Settlement, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
The 'Post Conflict Engineering Channel' collects knowledge on how to improve post-conflict shelter outcomes for affected populations. The Channel is structured as follows: a) Impact and Needs Assessment; b) Guidelines, Handbooks and Toolkits; c) Reports and Case Studies; and d) Preventive Measures. Throughout these, it might be of special interest for readers to deep into the Channel's base of technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings during conflict or to delve into the appropriate techniques for their repair and rehabilitation. In addition, a big component of this Channel is its use of a technical knowledge base to develop practical humanitarian tools for self-recovery actors.
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: http://sheltercentre.org/collaboration/