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

This documents highlights the need to use renewable energy in refugee camps and internally displaced persons settlements in order to reduce carbon emissions, deforestation and gender based violence against women who go to forests to collect firewood. This can be done by introduction of solar lamps and energy efficient cooking stoves. This can be achieved by working with the private sector to improve the energy access in the camps. This collection was compiled by Shelter Centre Intern (Moses Sikuku Wakwabubi)

This package provides materials and practices to reduce 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)

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

This collection looks at series of documents related to conflict and disaster and how the different commuinty have been coping up.

Sector(s): Early Recovery
Author: Bertha Naliaka
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: References

Reconstruction: establishes limited opportunities to recreate a non-surviving site, landscape, building, structure, or object in all new materials. This Collection in Post Conflict Engineering is an initiative of Shelter Centre towards improving post-conflict shelter outcomes for those affected, through both developing a base of technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings during conflict and appropriate techniques for their repair and rehabilitation, and building that technical knowledge base to develop practical humanitarian tools for self-recovery actors. Special thanks to Shea Chuey towards her research of the resources towards Post conflict engineering and kind assistance from Mbia Eloundou Boris in availing the resource online. 

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

Planning for recovery is integral to preparing for emergencies and as such, in support of the Recovery Plan, a number of guidelines and supporting documents are available to assist agencies in their recovery efforts.This Resource, in Post Conflict Engineering is an initiative by Shelter Centre towards improving post-conflict shelter outcomes for those affected, through both developing a base of technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings during conflict and appropriate techniques for their repair and rehabilitation, and building that technical knowledge base to develop practical humanitarian tools for self-recovery actors. Special thanks to Shea Chuey towards her research of the resources towards Post conflict engineering and kind assistance from Mbia Eloundou Boris in availing the resource online and photos from the field with Mushtaq Ahmad and Shabiti Mike.

Damage Assessment is a preliminary onsite evaluation of  conflict or natural disasters.  They document the extent of damage, what can be replaced, restored or salvaged. It may also estimate the time required for repair, replacement and recovery.Damage assessment is an integral part of facilitating effective and efficient response by government agencies and humanitarian organisations. Good damage assessment would initiates plans for effective response and relief operations such as evacuation, sheltering, search and rescue, mass casualty management.This Resource, in Post Conflict Engineering is an initiative by Shelter Centre towards improving post-conflict shelter outcomes for those affected, through both developing a base of technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings during conflict and appropriate techniques for their repair and rehabilitation, and building that technical knowledge base to develop practical humanitarian tools for self-recovery actors. Special thanks to Shea Chuey towards her research of the resources towards Post conflict engineering and kind assistance from Mbia Eloundou Boris in availing the resource online. 

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

To develop design guidance for building reconstruction and repairs to mitigate the effects of blast. Different articles of blast loading, response of masonry structure against blast load, and various mitigation strategies are presented in this collection.This Resource, in Post Conflict Engineering is an initiative by Shelter Centre towards improving post-conflict shelter outcomes for those affected, through both developing a base of technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings during conflict and appropriate techniques for their repair and rehabilitation, and building that technical knowledge base to develop practical humanitarian tools for self-recovery actors. Special thanks to Shea Chuey towards her research of the resources towards Post conflict engineering and kind assistance from Mbia Eloundou Boris in availing the resource online and photos from the field with Mushtaq Ahmad and Shabiti Mike. 

Sector(s): Early Recovery
Author: Bertha Naliaka
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: References

Humanitarian assistance methods vary greatly depending on the contexts, type of disaster, local capacities, scale and resources. The goal of humanitarian shelter solutions provided in the aftermath of a disaster, are to be life-saving but also to set the path for sustainable reconstruction. The emergency or relief phase, should be instrumental to orient the recovery phase, and integrate risk reduction as a key aspect of reducing housing vulnerabilities. To achieve this, people’s needs and preferences are driving the process, as the main objective is to build safer and more  resilient communities.This Resource, in Post Conflict Engineering is an initiative by Shelter Centre towards improving post-conflict shelter outcomes for those affected, through both developing a base of technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings during conflict and appropriate techniques for their repair and rehabilitation, and building that technical knowledge base to develop practical humanitarian tools for self-recovery actors. Special thanks to Shea Chuey towards her research of the resources towards Post conflict engineering and kind assistance from Mbia Eloundou Boris in availing the resource online. 

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

The term ‘self-recovery’ in the humanitarian shelter sector refers to the process whereby disaster-affected households repair, build or rebuild their shelter themselves or through local builders. However, despite its apparent acceptance and increasing use – and despite being seemingly self-explanatory – there is no agreement as to its definition, and as a process it is little understood.This Resource, in Post Conflict Engineering is an initiative by Shelter Centre towards improving post-conflict shelter outcomes for those affected, through both developing a base of technical knowledge about blast impacts on buildings during conflict and appropriate techniques for their repair and rehabilitation, and building that technical knowledge base to develop practical humanitarian tools for self-recovery actors. Special thanks to Shea Chuey towards her research of the resources towards Post conflict engineering and kind assistance from Mbia Eloundou Boris in availing the resource online.

This collection highlights the threats posed by landmines and explosive remnants of war. It highlights on the importance of communities living in a safe environment condusive to development and where the needs of victims of mine action are met.  Mine action documents were compiled by Deniese Dennis and collection compiled by shelter centre interns (Moses Sikuku Wakwabubi, Enock Namwoyo, Mike Shabiti Shevenska, Mushtaq Ahmed and Ibrahim Dibal)

These resources explore the linkages between the quality of where people live and impacts upon their health, also linking to protection concerns, collated by Deniese Dennis. Mike Shabiti Sevenska is 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.

A collection of guidance material 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
Channel 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
Channel 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:
Channel Type: Thematic

A collection related to HLP issues for shelters in urban settings.

Author: Erika Palmieri
Channel Type: Thematic

A collection of resources related to Sheltering in urban settlements.

Author: Matt Kinsella
Location: Philippines
Channel Type: Thematic

A collection of resources relating to the Typhoon Haiyan Shelter response.

This channel presents summary materials relating to the Technical Repair and Rehabilitation Guidelines for cross-border shelter operations in Syria. Upon request, additional channels will be created which present materials on specific sections of the Guidelines.

Author: Bo Hurkmans
Channel Type: Thematic

The theme of Shelter Meeting 17 was "self-recovery and the settlements approach". The Shelter Meeting is an annual conference for humanitarian technical practitioners, constituting a state-of-the-art meeting involving live video conferencing, including good practice case studies, the peer review of sector projects and the prioritisation and knowledge sharing in the humanitarian sector. The Shelter Meeting is your opportunity to promote your priorities and share your experience, whether related to the event theme, or generally relevant to our shared community of practice. Shelter Meeting 17 was attended by 3 donors (IASC Global Shelter Cluster, UNOPS and USAID/OFDA), 4 United Nations agencies and 24 NGOs. The Meeting was hosted by Club Suisse de la Presse.

Author: Tom Corsellis
Location: Worldwide
Channel Type: Thematic

This collection of guidance, standards and training materials is intended to support the planning and management of open camps established in response to both natural disasters and complex emergencies, understanding that camps should be established only as part of a comprehensive shelter and settlement strategy, involving explorations of alternatives to camps.

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