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This Collection is part of the 'Post-Disaster Engineering Channel', aimed at improving post-disaster shelter outcomes. 

This Collection is part of the 'Post-Disaster Engineering Channel', aimed at improving post-disaster shelter outcomes. 

This Collection is part of the 'Post-Disaster Engineering Channel', aimed at improving post-disaster shelter outcomes. 

Author: Boshra Khoshnevis
Location:
Channel Type: Thematic

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), with technical support from the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) and in coordination with the Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster, developed and implemented a two-phase project in various camp and camp-like settings targeted at supporting opportunities for women’s equal and meaningful participation in camp governance structures. The project was delivered through a participatory approach that included developing community-designed and led empowerment strategies. The first phase of the project involved assessing how displaced men, women, and various at-risk groups, including adolescent girls and women and girls with disabilities, participated in camp life and camp decision-making processes, and this also led to exploring strategies that could facilitate opportunities to increasing women and girls’ participation and improving their feelings regarding overall safety in the camp. These strategies were subsequently developed into community-designed interventions, such as skills and leadership training. The second phase of the project consisted of assessing the outcomes of these interventions as they relate to fostering women's and girls’ participation in camp life and camp governance, and whether their participation led to any changes to their perception of safety. As part of a broader global-level project aimed at reducing gender-based violence (GBV) risks in camps and camp-like settings, the project was premised on evidence that scaling up women’s agency in the public and private sphere is critical to social transformation and preventing violence against women and girls in all settings.  For further information on this project and others please visit, https://womenindisplacement.org/, where you can find out more about accessing toolkits and training.

Author: Boshra Khoshnevis
Location:
Channel Type: Thematic

Well-designed shelter programmes are based on the most fundamental principles of protection: a roof over one’s head, clothing on one’s body; and at a minimum, freedom from physical harm and violence. The settlement as a whole as well as individual shelters or ‘homes’ are often where people can find well-being and safety, as recognized by adequate housing being a human right. Shelters must be habitable, provide physical safety and adequate space, as well as protection against the cold, damp, heat, rain, wind, and other climatic threats which may impact on health. In essence, the process of sheltering is primarily about safeguarding health, security, privacy and dignity, and shelters are a physical manifestation of protection.While well implemented Shelter operations can reduce risks of GBV, poorly implemented programmes, that do not consider the risks that people are facing, can increase risks of GBV.... 

This collection deals with the recent practices for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for the Health of the affected population.

The aim of this collection is to provide relevant guidelines for better management of cash projects in emergencies.

This set of documents highlighs best practices and guidance for improving the living conditions and the security of the affected populations by war, conflict or natural disaters.

This collection provides potential harmonization of methodologies and approaches for increased global advocacy and awareness on mainstreaming cross-cutting dimensions.

This collection regroups most recent and relevant guidelines, policies and best practices for the implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in locations affected by natural disasters.

This collection of shelter documents relates to implementation of humanitarian shelter operations with titles including: Shelter and settlements-the foundation of humanitarian response, Shelter sector Burundi factsheet coordinating humanitarian shelter, Technical note on documents for housing issues in shelter operations, State of humanitarian shelter and settlements 2018, State of humanitarian shelter and settlements 2018-Full Version, Construction  good practice standards, Coordination toolkit 2018-companion to the toolkit, Distribution of shelter materials, NFI and cash, Global Shelter Cluster Strategy 2018-2022 and Guidance Note-Yemen shelter/NFI/CCCM Cluster YHPF first standard and reserve allocations 2018. These materials are based upon and are consistent with materials developed by Shelter Centre for the Global Shelter Cluster, UNHCR, IFRC and other partners.

This collection includes a diverse range of documents on assessments related to Area-based approaches in humanitarian response. Please feel free to access , comment and reccomend additons to this collection.   This is a moderated collection and one of the co-chairs of the Settlements Working Group will approve your submission.  Please refrain from advertisement, endorsement or uploading of commercial documents.

This collection includes a diverse range of documents related to Area-based coordination in humanitarian response. Please feel free to access , comment and reccomend additons to this collection.  This is a moderated collection and one of the co-chairs of the Settlements Working Group will approve your submission.  Please refrain from advertisement, endorsement or uploading of commercial documents.

This collection includes a diverse range of documents on implementing Area-based approaches in humanitarian response, including case studies and guidance, toolkits and frameworks. Please feel free to access , comment and reccomend additons to this collection.   This is a moderated collection and one of the co-chairs of the Settlements Working Group will approve your submission.  Please refrain from advertisement, endorsement or uploading of commercial documents.

This collection includes a diverse range of documents considered to be core reading on Area-based approaches in humanitarian response. Please feel free to access , comment and reccomend additons to this collection.     This is a moderated collection and one of the co-chairs of the Settlements Working Group will approve your submission.  Please refrain from advertisement, endorsement or uploading of commercial documents.

This Collection of Shelter Training sessions relates to camp and shelter operations, including: Transit and influx management; Site selection and camp planning; Transitional shelter; Planning a camp; Implementing settlement programmes. These materials are based upon and are consistent with materials developed by Shelter Centre for the IASC Emergency Shelter Cluster, UNHCR and International Federation of the Red Cross.

This Collection of Shelter Training sessions relates to protection and capacity building in shelter operations, including: Using laws, standards and principles; Resource management; Training of trainers, part 1; Training of trainers, part 2; Land rights and protection. These materials are based upon and are consistent with materials developed by Shelter Centre for the IASC Emergency Shelter Cluster, UNHCR and International Federation of the Red Cross.

This collection of shelter training sessions relates to planning humanitarian shelter operations including: Developing a shelter strategy; Climatic design; Seasons, capacities and funding; Participations; Beneficiary identification; Developing NFI distribution. These materials are based upon and are consistent with materials developed by Shelter Centre for the IASC Emergency Shelter Cluster, UNHCR and International Federation of the Red Cross.

Author: Moses Sikuku
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: References

This collection highlights how energy efficiency and renewable energy can reduce carbon emissions, deforestation and gender-based violence against women in refugee camps and internally displaced person settlements. For example, by introducing solar lamps and energy efficient cooking stoves you can promote energy efficiency and lessen the need for people to have to go out and to collect firewood. Further, the private sector can play an important role here by improving energy access in the camps. This collection was compiled by Shelter Centre Intern, Moses Sikuku Wakwabubi.  

This collection includes materials and practices to reduce the physical vulnerability of infrastructure in order to foster their resilience to natural hazards and the anticipated impacts of climate variability. This collection was made by Shelter Centre Intern (Mbia Eloundou Boris).

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