Shelter Meeting 10b, 'Inter-Sector Response', took place on 2nd and 3rd December 2010 in Geneva, hosted by UN/OCHA.
The Meeting was attended by representatives of the World Bank, World Economic Forum, 3 humanitarian donors, 5 IASC clusters, 6 UN bodies, 26 NGOs, 2 IOs, 4 representatives of the Red Cross Movement, 5 independent humanitarian shelter experts and 1 government, as well as researchers from 6 academic institutions.
Friday’s meeting began with the regional technical humanitarian workshops initiative and included partners teleconferenced in from Bangkok. From there, discussions moved to a broader perspective of inter-sector relations development. In line with SM10b’s inter-sector priorities theme, a call for the development of a prioritised inter-sector/cluster technical work plan was established, having the objective of supporting existing, formal mechanisms in understanding opportunities and challenges for inter-cluster coordination.
Feedback Shelter Meeting 10b
Feedback and commentary on proposals is still being accepted. For those unable to attend due to weather, those who did not have the opportunity to attend or participants that have further commentary, please fill out the Shelter Meeting 10b feedback form here: http://sheltercentre.org/meeting/shelter-meeting-10b/feedback
Day 1, Shelter Meeting 10b, Thursday 2nd Dec 2010
Day 2, Shelter Meeting 10b, Friday 3rd Dec 2010
Some of the key outcomes from SM10b are listed below.
Seki Hirano presented a proposal to setup a global child friendly "School Infrastructure Prioritisation Tool” (SIPT) focused on issues of school infrastructure for all humanitarian stakeholders to share and agree upon best practices on design and implementation.
Keiko Saito, Cambridge University, discussed an initiative to develop a technical tool for remote sensing for built environment, disasters and development (ReBuilDD) based on demand in the humanitarian community. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelter Centre presented a proposal for a common planning tool which links strategy, programmes, projects and technical information and supports coordinators and specialists in implementing shelter and reconstruction programmes for populations that were not displaced or that have returned.
Shelter Centre presented a proposal for the setup of an ‘open source’ platform where technical knowledge and field experience could be shared on an inter-sectoral basis and on a regional and global level. The platform would aim to include inter-sectoral guidance, regional case studies, practical studies and lessons from the field provided by the humanitarian community.
Projects under review
Shelter Centre provided an update on the progress of the Transitional Shelter guidelines project, informing specifically about the evaluation mission to Pakistan and inviting comments on the scope of the term ‘transitional shelter’.
Shelter Centre presented an update on the progress of the project and led a discussion on the challenges of procurement.
Shelter Centre distributed the final draft proposal of the Transitional Shelter Standards booklet, inviting comments.
Oyvind Nordlie, NRC, led a discussion on NRCs Core Activity Database, a sector project linked to Shelter Centre’s webpage and focusing on the collaborative development of qualitative indicators for humanitarian shelter operations.
Publications and resources launched
Shelter Centre led a discussion on humanitarian technical workshops that will support relevant regional stakeholders in the appropriateness and quality of disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The workshops will be made sustainable through accredited ‘training of trainers’. Consistent, standardised and regular training for stakeholders will be conducted using supported resource management including a website that will act as a regional learning platform.
To support the regional humanitarian technical workshops, an advisory group will be formed to oversee the workshop programme and support the accreditation process. The advisory group members will nominate people to participate in the workshops, review the workshop programme material and content to ensure that key organisational messages are conveyed.
Mario Flores and Robin Black, Habitat for Humanity, announced the 1st Housing Forum Europe and Central Asia that will focus among others on housing rights and sustainable relief and reconstruction. The forum will take place in April 2011 and is organised by Habitat for Humanity, IFRC, UNDP and the UN/ECE.
Martin Suvatne, NRC, presented the launch edition of the ‘Urban Shelter Guidelines’ that are the result of collaboration between the NRC and Shelter Centre. The project has been funded by DFID as part of the Shelter Funding initiative.
Kimberly Roberson and Kelly Ryan, UNHCR, presented the collective centre guidelines which were developed for the Camp Coordination and Camp Management clusters offering guidance for setting up and managing collective centres in post-disaster contexts.
Shelter Centre launched the guidelines which are the revision of the key publication 'Shelter After Disaster: Guidelines for Assistance;, published in 1982 by the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief (now United Nations / Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs). These guidelines offer governments, coordinators and implementers a framework for integrated shelter, settlement and reconstruction following natural disasters.
Presentation 'Shelter Projects 2009'
Sandra D'Urzo, IFRC, and Esteban Leon, UN-HABITAT, presented ‘Shelter Projects 2009’, a collection of post-disaster and post-conflict case studies following up on Shelter Projects 2008.
Isabelle de Muyser Boucher, UN/OCHA, announced that the ‘Timber as a construction material in humanitarian operations’ guide is to be printed by IFRC in 2011.
Charles Kelly, UNDP, presented the Green Recovery and Reconstruction Training Toolkit, developed in cooperation with 17 agencies of the humanitarian and development community. The training was launched in November 2010.
Sandra D'Urzo, IFRC, introduced and distributed the IFRC guidelines on owner-driven housing reconstruction, published in 2010. Feedback from practitioners will be integrated in a final version to be published in 2012.
Nuno Nunes, IOM, presented the Cluster Approach Guidelines which were developed by IOM and Shelter Centre as internal guidelines for IOM staff operating within the IASC cluster system. The guidelines are undergoing a final internal review and will be published in 2011.
Shelter Centre launched its completely rebuilt website and library live during Shelter Meeting. The website offers greater interactivity, through online discussions; geo-referencing of library contents, events, news and membership.
Alison Killing, Independent Consultant
Alain Geiger, Swiss Solidarity, Chaîne du Bonheur
Alan McLean, RedR Australia
Allan Mygind Vokstrup, Danish People's Aid
Anna Pont, UN Habitat
Beatrice Boyer, Groupe URD
Bengt Loefgren, Formens Hus Foundation
Brittany Smith, ProAct Network
Charles Kelly, UNDP Pakistan
Charles Setchell, USAID/OFDA
Christoph Pusch, World Bank
Daniel Garnier, Swiss Red Cross
Daniel Wyss, SKAT Foundation
Dennis Kanter, Formens Hus Foundation
Eelko Brouwer, Netherlands Red Cross
Eleanor Baha, British Embassy, UK Trade & Investment
Esteban Leon, UN Habitat
Frederic Blas, Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement
Godfrey Lokuju Peter, Islamic Relief Worldwide
Hannes Heinimann, Swiss Red Cross
Heiner Gloor, Shelter Centre
Igor Chantefort, IOM Haiti
Isabelle de Muyser-Boucher, UN/OCHA
Ivan Draganic, Early Recovery Cluster
Jacques Letourneur, Independent Consultant
Jakob Krupka, UN Economic Commission for Europe
James Brown, Shelter Centre
Jennifer Duyne Barenstein, World Habitat Research Centre
Jim Kennedy, Independent Consultant
Johan Karlsson, Formens Hus Foundation
Jose Chong, Master Mundus Urbano
Kaat Boon, Benelux Red Cross Societies
Katie Cresswell-Maynard, Engineers Without Borders UK
Keiko Saito, Cambridge University
Kelly Ryan , UNHCR
Kimberly Roberson, UNHCR
Lee Malany, American Red Cross
Liz Palmer, UNHCR
Ludovic Jonard, Architecture & Developpement
M.G.D.M. Cox, Eindhoven University of Technology
Mahasti Tafahomi, Shelter Expert
Maria de Irantzu Serra Lasa, American Red Cross
Maria Truebner, TU Braunschweig
Mario Flores, Habitat For Humanity International
Mark Hopley, UNHCR
Mark Wooding, Medair
Martin Sjöholm, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
Martin Suvatne, NRC
Mathieu Simonard, Bioforce Developpement
Matthew Parish, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Monica Fernandez, urban-think tank
Niels Scott, UN/OCHA
Nuno Nunes, IOM
Oyvind Nordlie, NRC
Peter Erkelens, Eindhoven University of Technology
Regina Orvananos, Mundus urbano
Robin Black, Habitat For Humanity International
Robin Edman, Formens Hus Foundation
Rudolf Muller, UN/OCHA
Sam Carmalt, ICTSD
Sandra d'Urzo, IFRC
T.C.A. de Haas, Eindhoven University of Technology
Theo Schilderman, Practical Action
Timothy Foster, CARE
Timothy Mutunga, NRC
Valery Bancelin, NRC
Vidar Glette, NRC
20 Additional registrants, unable to attend because of snow
Aleksandar Radosavecv, Danish People's Aid
Brenda Coughlan, DFID
Caetano Dorea, University of Glasgow
Christophe Rochat, Swiss Solidarity, Chaîne du Bonheur
Daphne Guthrie, Institution of Civil Engineers
Elizabeth Babister, Care International
Farzana Nazli, Participatory Rural Development Society
Giulia D'Ettorre, Brookes Uni
Jerome Michon, Medecins Sans Frontieres
John Adlam, DFID
Joseph Ashmore, Care International
Justyna Balbier, UN Economic Commission for Europe
Mamadou Ndiaye, OFADEC
Michal Lyons, London South Bank University
Naomi Shinkins, Architecture Sans Frontiere
Rahel Specht, Swiss Solidarity, Chaîne du Bonheur
Salih Booker, Centre on Housing and Evictions
Shailesh Kataria, RICS Disaster Management Commission
Ulysse Lefebvre, CartONG
Wim Piels, Independent Consultant