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Please see the following PhD Scholarship available for study at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney.

http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/building-resilience-after-urban-disasters-through-better-shelter

This includes:

  • $40K a year stipend for four years
  • Tuition fees covered for the full 4 year period
  • Up to $10k each year to build your career and support your international research collaborations

For further information go to: http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/

Indikit

People in Need (PIN) just finalized www.indikit.net, an on-line M&E guide on the effective use of hundreds of indicators across different sectors, including shelter, food security, WASH, education, DRR, and many other. With two or three clicks, you can access useful, step-by-step guidance prepared based on actual field experience. Its content is in line with the existing standards and was reviewed by a range of INGO, UN, academic and freelance experts. Similarly to Wikipedia, any relief and development practitioner can propose new content and improve the existing guidance. Please share this new M&E tool with your colleagues and promote it on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook. 

Vacancies

Information Management Associate (Shelter & Settlement) - Home based with UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Closing date: 19 Jul 2017

Civil and Construction Inspector - UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Closing date: 21 Jul 2017

Profile Shelter Cluster Coordinator - UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

Publications

Forced Migration Review issue 55 with a major feature on ‘Shelter in displacement’ 

All displaced people need some form of shelter. Whatever the type of shelter which is found, provided or built, it needs to answer multiple needs: protection from the elements, physical security, safety, comfort, emotional security, some mitigation of risk and unease, and even, as time passes, some semblance of home and community. This latest issue of FMR looks at the complexity of approaches to shelter both as a physical object in a physical location and as a response to essential human needs.

It also contains a selection of ‘general’ articles on other forced migration topics.

Read the full issue or individual articles online at www.fmreview.org/shelter (audio/podcast versions also available via this link) or email fmr@qeh.ox.ac.uk to request print copies for your organisation, or for onward distribution or for use in training. (If requesting print copies, please remember to send us your full postal address.)

This issue will be available in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

Thanks to the following for their financial support for this issue: Better Shelter, Happold Foundation, Hunter and Stephanie Hunt, Norwegian Refugee Council, Open Society Foundations, Suricatta Systems, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, UN-Habitat and UNHCR (DPSM).

Shelter Projects 2015-2016

Spanning humanitarian responses from all over the world, Shelter Projects 2015-2016 is the sixth in a series of compilations of shelter case studies, overviews of emergencies and opinion pieces. The projects represent responses to conflict, natural disasters and complex or multiple crises, demonstrating some of the implementation and response options available. The book is intended to support learning by highlighting the strengths, weaknesses and some of the lessons that can be learned from different projects, which try to maximize emergency funds to safeguard the health, security and dignity of affected people, whilst – wherever possible – supporting longer-term shelter needs and sustainable recovery. The target audience is humanitarian managers and shelter programme staff from local, national and international organizations at all levels of experience. Shelter Projects is also a useful resource for advocacy purposes, showcasing the work done by the sector, as well as for research and capacity-building activities.