Shelter Meeting 10a

 

This meeting was hosted by IOM.

See the initiatives announced, projects under review, and publications and resources launched.

Private sector consultation morning, Thursday 27th May 2010

08:30 Arrival and coffee
09:00 Welcome, agenda & introduction - Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre
09:15 Manufacturer and humanitarian engagement - Carl Perry, BlueScope Steel
09:25 Contractor and humanitarian engagement - Tony Awad, CCC
09:35 Engaging local and global technical expertise - Jo da Silva, Arup
10:05 Fora for engaging private and humanitarian sectors - Mark Cutts, UN/OCHA
10:45 Coffee break
11:15

3 Parallel breakout groups: Private sector engagement
1. Engaging local and global technical expertise - Jo da Silva, Arup
2. Fora for engaging private and humanitarian sectors - Mark Cutts, UN/OCHA
3. Shelter needs for private sector involvement - Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre

12:00 Feedback: Private sector engagement
5 minute presentations from breakout groups
12:15

Conclusions: Private sector engagement
Agreed actions and priorities

13:00 Lunch break

Day 1, Shelter Meeting 10a, Thursday 27th May 2010

14:00 Introduction and agenda - Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre
14:15 Welcome - Pasquale Lupoli, IOM
14:30 GIS systems in Haiti - Einar Bjorgo, UNOSAT
14:45 Shelter funding strategy in Haiti - Denis Heidebroek, ECHO
15:00 Assessment in Haiti - Kate Crawford, CARE
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Challenges in Haiti - Igor Chantefort, Nuno Nunes & Takuya Ono, IOM
16:30 Host family support programme - Eddie Argenal, Gregory Beck & Meridith Sisa, CHF
17:00 Training craftsmen in Haiti - Rory Downham, Bioforce
17:30 Oxfam experiences in Haiti - Aimee Ansari, Oxfam
18:00 Close

Day 2, Shelter Meeting 10a, Friday 28th May 2010

08:30 Arrival and coffee
09:00 Introduction and agenda - Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre
09:05 Shelter after Disaster: Strategies for transitional settlement and reconstruction - Carlo Gherardi, Shelter Centre
09:15 Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Natural Disasters - Jennifer Duyne Barenstein, World Bank
09:45 New urban guidelines - Kate Crawford, CARE & Martin Suvatne, NRC
10:15 Health implications in urban situations - Clarisse Hervet-Veylon, Shelter Centre
10:20 Regional Training Toolkit - Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre
10:35 Transitional Shelter Day - Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Shelter after Disater course and conference - Charles Parrack, CENDEP/CARE
11:20 Joint Inter-Agency Profiling Services - Sarah Elliot, UNHCR
11:35

Updates:
1. GSC - Surendra Panday & Miguel Urquia, UNHCR & IFRC
2. CCCM - Nyanjagi Ally, UNHCR
3. PCWG - Leonard Zulu, UNHCR
4. WASH - Jean McCluskey, UNICEF
5. CWGER - Jahal de Meritens, UNDP

13:00 Lunch break
14:00 3 Parallel breakout groups: Cross cluster coordination
1. Approaches in non-cluster responses - Aoibheann O'Keefe, OCHA
2. Environmental issues - Grant Wroe-Street, ProAct
3. Continuum from emergency to recovery - Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre
14:45 Feedback: Cross cluster coordination
5 minute presentations from breakout groups
15:00

Conclusions: Cross cluster coordination
Agreed actions and priorities

15:30 Coffee break
16:00 ASPIRE Tool - Ian Pearce, Habitat for Humanity & Victoria Bachelor, Arup
16:30 Cooperation in shelter developments - Eelko Brouwer, Netherlands Red Cross
17:00 E-learning project - Juan José Moya Fornieles, CartONG
17:15

Updates:

1. The Shelter Funding Review - Lizzie Babister, CARE
2. "Shelter Projects" book 2009 - Esteban Leon, UN-Habitat & Sandra D'Urzo, IFRC
3. "Building Back Better" book - Michal Lyons, Practical Action

18:00 Close

Some of the key outcomes from SM10a are listed below.


Initiatives announced:

 


- Health implications in urban situations

Shelter Centre presented a mini-project launch to include health inputs in shelter guidelines and regional shelter training.


- Regional Training Toolkit

After having presented a proposal for regional training at SM09b, Shelter Centre led an informal consultation with Shelter Meeting participants prior to finalising a regional training programme with ECHO and partners, including interested IASC Clusters.


- Shelter after Disaster course and conference

Charles Parrack of Oxford Brookes University announced the forthcoming CENDEP postgraduate certificate course in Shelter after Disaster, starting in February 2010 and the two-day Shelter Conference ‘Improving learning and practice in the humanitarian shelter sector ‘. The event will be hosted by CENDEP and CARE International UK in September 2010.


- Cooperation in shelter developments

Eelko Brouwer of the Netherlands Red Cross presented the Benelux RC Societies’ project to set up a Shelter Research Unit, responsible for the development of innovative shelter solutions and sharing of existing shelter resources and practices.


- GIS E-learning project

Juan Jose Moya Fornieles presented CartONG plan for 2010-2011 to develop GIS training modules with a distance learning method.


Projects under review:

 


- Shelter Centre Transitional Shelter Guidelines

IOM and Shelter Centre presented current and planned revisions of the Transitional Shelter Guidelines, on the basis of an agreement made to conduct case study evaluations.


- Shelter Centre Transitional Shelter Standards & Prototypes Projects

Shelter Centre presented progress to date on these projects as well as targets to be met by SM10b and SM11a. Shelter Centre and manufacturers will present progress on the test regime and winterisation options at SM10b and finalise the test regime and standards by SM11a. Six shelter manufacturers presented their Stockpiled Transitional Shelter Prototypes, developed following feedback from SM09b.


- Shelter after Disaster: Strategies for transitional settlement and reconstruction

Shelter Centre presented the revised draft of Shelter after Disaster and announced its new launch date at SM10b, in December 2010.


- New urban guidelines

Kate Crawford of CARE International and Martin Suvatne of NRC presented the latest version of the Urban Assistance Guidelines, a support tool for practitioners to identify shelter requirements for people displaced into or affected within urban areas.


- The Shelter Funding Review

Elizabeth Babister of CARE International presented progress to date on the review that is taking place on how donors fund shelter related activities.


- “Shelter Projects” book 2009

Sandra D’Urzo of IFRC and Esteban Leon of UN-HABITAT provided an update of the forthcoming Shelter projects 2009 project and publication.

 


Publications and resources launched:

- Transitional Shelter Innovations Case Study
Kim Scriven of ALNAP announced the publication of ‘Transitional Shelters’, authored by Shelter Centre and published on ALNAP Innovations in May 2010.


- Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Natural Disasters

Jennifer Duyne Barenstein on behalf of the World Bank presented the contents of: ‘Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Natural Disasters’ published in January 2010.


- "Building Back Better" book

Michal Lyons on behalf of Practical Action presented the new book ‘Building Back Better. Delivering people-centred housing reconstruction at scale’, developed by Practical Action, London South Bank University and IFRC, and published in May 2010.

 


- Joint Inter-Agency Profiling Services

Sarah Elliot of UNHCR provided an introduction to the newly created Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS), established by DRC, NRC-IDMC, UNFPA and UNHCR to assist humanitarian agencies in obtaining and updating reliable data on internally displaced populations.


- ASPIRE Tool

Ian Pearce of Habitat for Humanity Great Britain and Victoria Batchelor of Arup International Development gave an overview of ASPIRE, an assessment tool developed to evaluate the long-term impact of shelter programmes and used to assess HFH’s tsunami-response programme.

Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre