Shelter Meeting 14


 We welcomed participation in-person and online from over 25 countries by representatives from 44 different agencies, including 2 donors, 2 IASC clusters, 3 United Nations bodies, 1 International Organisation, ICRC, IFRC, 3 Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, 13 NGOs, 29 independent humanitarian shelter specialists and 6 academic and research institutions. 

Host -   IASC Global Shelter Cluster

The IASC Global Shelter Cluster kindly agreed to act as host for the meeting, following the tradition of different agencies hosting different Shelter Meetings.

'Response Options' was the theme of the meeting, with breakout groups covering the areas of 'Response Options' and 'Technical Sector Priorities'.  

Although this is the beginning of conversations on these two themes, we are hopeful that the ideas brought forward at Shelter Meeting 14 will continue to will continue to be discussed and evolve into concrete positive changes.



Welcome, Agenda & Introduction, Shelter Centre and Joseph Ashmore (IOM), Tom Newby, CARE International, IASC Global Shelter Cluster TiWG
09h15 Tropical Cyclones -- differentials of damage, James Sheperd-Barron, Independent
09h30 UAVs in the humanitarian response', Rob Fielding, Medair


Update on the ICRC Shelter program in Philippines', Olivier Bernard and Javier Cordoba, ICRC


Technical coordination tools and guidelines - Shelter Cluster Philippines', Caroline Dewast, IFRC


Innovative approaches to NFIs from DRC', Giulia Frontini, Catholic Relief Services DR Congo


IFRC-SRU update on work in progress', Cecilia Braedt, IFRC-SRU


The shelter and settlements working group: looking ahead', Hilmi Mohamed, InterAction


Breakout Session 'Technical Sector Priorities', chaired by Joseph Ashmore, IOM


Breakout group 1 - Settlement, urban infrastructure, facilitated by LeGrand Malany, USAID OFDA


Breakout group 2 - Fora, partnerships, processes, facilitated by Annika Grafweg, The Border Consortium


Breakout group 3 - Hardware, tools, guidance, facilitated by Cecilia Braedt, IFRC-SRU


Breakout group 4 - Capacity building, training, facilitated by Hilmi Mohamed, InterAction SSWG


Breakout group 5 - Knowledge sharinglearningfacilitated by Jim Kennedy, Independent


Breakout group 6 - Open session for other priorities, facilitated by Dave Hodgkin, independent




'Menu of Options', Seki Hirano, Catholic Relief Services


'Shelter and cash transfer programming', Jake Zarins, Nowegian Refugee Council


Breakout Session 'Response Options', chaired by Kip Scheidler, Habitat for Humanity International


Breakout group 1 - Settlement, urban infrastructure, facilitated by Lee Malany, USAID OFDA


Breakout group 2 - Self-recovery, repair, retrofitting, facilitated by Tom Newby, CARE International


Breakout group 3 - Rental, hosting and cash, facilitated by Maggie Stephenson, University College London / HFHI


Breakout group 4 - Tents and NFIs, facilitated by Seki Hirano, Catholic Relief Services


Breakout group 5 - Transitional shelter and housing, facilitated by Hilmi Mohammed, InterAction SSWG,


'A community on the move: the voluntary resettlement project of Dona Ana, Colombia', Sandra D'Urzo, IFRC


General Announcements


'Shelter Projects 2013-2014', Sandra D'Urzo, IFRC


'Humanitarian Architecture- 15 Stories of Architects Working after Disaster'Sandra D'Urzo, IFRC


'Improved Shelter For Responding to Floods in Pakistan: A Report', Joseph Ashmore (IOM), Arup, DFID and IOM


 CCCM desk review on urban and outside of camp displacement (UDOC)


 'The World Bank contribution to durable solutions for post-crisis displacement', Gaetano Vivo, World Bank


'Catalyzing Self-Recovery', Kip Scheidler, Habitat for Humanity International


'Self-recovery & Stronger Buildings', Tom Newby, CARE International


'Refugee Led Natural Resource and Housing Management', Annika Grafweg, The Border Consortium


WRC2, the PDNA and DRF: what could they mean for humanitarian shelter?’, Maggie Stephenson, University College


'Urbanism in Humanitarian Settings', Kate Crawford, University College London


'Design, Planning and Implementation of Shelter Assistance Programs in the Context of Settlement?', Mustafa Omar, Shelter for Life



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