Defining a Humanitarian Shelter & Settlements Research Agenda

As a global community, we continue to assemble a growing wealth of knowledge on humanitarian shelter and settlements, yet this begs the question – are we collecting the right evidence? This research, being led by the University of Sydney and the University of Colorado Boulder aims to synthesise research priorities for the humanitarian shelter and settlements sector, drawing from surveys, an expert panel (Delphi method), and interviews which will solicit opinions on research needs from NGOs, governments, and academic institutions to collaboratively define a strategy to guide future research. This talk will update on existing progress to date and provide an opportunity for inputs on shaping projects outputs. By more clearly defining the problems facing the humanitarian shelter and settlements sector, we hope to provide guidance on where academics and practitioners should direct their research efforts.