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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.

Author: Urban Settlement Working Group
Location: All Countries
Collection Type: Thematic
Keywords: area-based

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
Collection Type: References

The "Renewable Energy in Camps and Post Conflict Zones" 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 Project Assistant Moses Sikuku Wakwabubi.  

The "Climate Change Resistant Infrastructure" Collection includes materials and practices that inform operations aiming to reduce the physical vulnerability of infrastructure in order to thus foster their resilience to natural hazards and the anticipated impacts of climate variability. This Collection was compiled by Shelter Centre Project Assistant Mbia Eloundou Boris.

Author: Shabiti Sevenska Mike
Location: All Countries
Collection Type: References

The "Understanding Community Resilience After Conflict and Disaster" Collection aims to create a better understanding around community resilience after conflict and disaster. The areas covered range from, environmental risks and sustainability, community resilience, disaster risk management, private sector engagement, urban disasters and redevelopment, coping with floods, disease management, environmental sustainability, and mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in the education sector. These resources compile knowledge on a variety of sources, mainly South East Asia and South Asia, but also Latin American countries such as Haiti.

Author: Bertha Naliaka
Location: All Countries
Collection Type: References

According to Sphere Core Standard 3: Needs Assessment  is "the priority needs of the disaster-affected population are identified through a systematic assessment of the context, risks to life with dignity and the capacity of the affected people and relevant authorities to respond". The "Needs Assessment and Baseline Surveys for WASH in Emergencies" Collection you will find resources for WASH in emergencies, minimum requirements, sanitation guidelines and community resilience assessment tools.

This Collection is part of the 'Post-Conflict Engineering Channel' aimed at improving post-conflict shelter outcomes. It includes technical knowledge on blast impacts on buildings. In parallel, it adopts a self-recovery approach to post-conflict activities. Special thanks to Shea Chuey for research contributions on post-conflict engineering and Mbia Eloundou Boris for uploading these resources.

This Collection is part of the 'Post-Conflict Engineering Channel' aimed at improving post-conflict shelter outcomes. It includes technical knowledge on blast impacts on buildings. In parallel, it adopts a self-recovery approach to post-conflict activities.Impact and Needs Assessments are a preliminary onsite evaluation used in the aftermath of conflicts. The assessment is performed to record the extent of damage and to appraise what can be replaced, restored or salvaged. Further, it may also be used to estimate the time required to complete tasks. Impact assessments are integral to facilitating effective and efficient responses to relief operations such as evacuation, shelter, search and rescue and mass casualty management. Special thanks to Shea Chuey for research contributions on post-conflict engineering and Mbia Eloundou Boris for uploading these resources. 

Author: Bertha Naliaka
Location: All Countries
Collection Type: Thematic

This Collection is part of the 'Post-Conflict Engineering Channel' aimed at improving post-conflict shelter outcomes. It includes technical knowledge on blast impacts on buildings. In parallel, it adopts a self-recovery approach to post-conflict activities. This Collection contains guidance for building reconstruction and repairs in order to mitigate the effects of blasts and explosives. The items here included cover the following: assessment of the blast load on structures; assessment of the effect of blast loads on reinforced concrete; addessing risk and design threats to resist explosives; and guidance to mitigate the effects of hazards resulting from terrorist attacks.Special thanks to Shea Chuey for research contributions on post-conflict engineering, to Mbia Eloundou Boris for uploading these resources, and to Mushtaq Ahmad and Shabiti Mike for supplying the photos.  

 This Collection is part of the 'Post-Conflict Engineering Channel' aimed at improving post-conflict shelter outcomes. It includes technical knowledge on blast impacts on buildings. In parallel, it adopts a self-recovery approach to post-conflict activities.This Collection has a strong component of self-recovery. In the humanitarian shelter sector, the term ‘self-recovery’ refers to the process where disaster-affected households repair, build or rebuild their shelter themselves or through local builders. However, as a process, it is little understood and rarely put in practice.Special thanks to Shea Chuey for research contributions on post-conflict engineering and Mbia Eloundou Boris for uploading these resources.

The "Mine Action" Collection highlights the threats posed by landmines and explosive remnants of war. It emphasises the importance for communities to live in a safe environment conducive to development, and where the needs of mine victims can be met. Mine action documents were compiled by Deniese Dennis, assisted by Shelter Centre interns (Moses Sikuku Wakwabubi, Enock Namwoyo, Mike Shabiti Shevenska, Mushtaq Ahmed and Ibrahim Dibal).

The "Shelter and Health" Collection aims to explore the linkages between the quality of where people live and the impact thereof upon their health, also linking to protection concerns. The resources included in this Collection were collated by Deniese Dennis. Shelter Center Project Assistant Mike Shabiti Sevenska is the focal point for the Collection, responding to comments. Upload was undertaken by the Shelter Centre team: Bertha Naliaka, Enock Namwoyo, Ibrahim Dibal, Mbia Eloundou Boris, Moses Sikuku Wakwabubi, Mushtaq Ahmad.

The "Fire Awareness and Management in Settlements and Vulnerable Communities" Collection contains guidance materials and tools to enable the identification and management of fire risk in settlements and vulnerable communities, with the aim of prevention, risk minimisation, or effective treatment. 

Author: Tom Corsellis
Collection Type: Training

Shelter Meeting 18b took place in Geneva on Friday 5th October 2018 on the theme of ‘Global terms for shelter response options and how we localise them’. The event was facilitated by Shelter Centre and hosted by UNHCR Shelter and Settlement Section. We hope you enjoyed the day and found the event an informative and valuable experience. 73 participants registered, including 29 online for live video-conferencing, with representatives from 3 IASC clusters 3 UN agencies, 2 Red Cross Movement agencies, 11 NGOs, 3 academic institutions, as well as many independent humanitarian practitioners.     

Author: Shelter Centre
Collection Type: Thematic
Keywords: shelter meeting

Shelter Meeting 18a took place in Geneva on Friday 6th July 2018, on the theme of “The Settlements Approach and Urban Response”. You can search and download presentations from the meeting here. The event was led by Shelter Centre and IMPACT Initiatives in coordination with the Global Shelter Cluster Urban Settlements Working Group, was hosted by Club Suisse de la Presse and received generous funding from USAID OFDA and DG-ECHO. 144 participants registered, including 86 online for live video-conferencing, with representatives from 3 IASC clusters, 4 UN agencies, 5 Red Cross Movement agencies, 24 NGOs, 5 academic institutions, as well as many independent humanitarian practitioners. This collection is part of the Shelter Meeting Channel on the Humanitarian Library.

Author: Erika Palmieri
Location: Worldwide
Collection Type: Thematic

The "Housing, Land and Property in Urban Shelters" Collection includes resources relative to Housing, Land and Property (HLP) issues regarding shelter in urban settings.

Author: Erika Palmieri
Collection Type: Thematic

The "Shelter in Urban Settings" Collection compiles resources related to sheltering in urban settlements.

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