Recovery Community of Practice
The Global Shelter Cluster Recovery Community of Practice (CoP) is a platform to share and exchange information related to recovery from disaster and crisis. While humanitarian shelter and settlements responses largely consist of provision of emergency shelter and NFIs, CoP members are also concerned with how to create an enabling environment for the transition to recovery and, ultimately, longer-term resilience and development.
The CoP is a group open to individuals and organisations with expertise and interest in shelter & settlements and other sectoral programming related to achieving recovery of home. This relates strongly to a recognition of the wider impacts of shelter assistance and the value of promoting approaches to sheltering that support affected populations’ self-recovery plans and priorities. The connections between adequate sheltering and health have been of particular interest. The CoP is open to all individuals interested in these broad topics. The value of this initiative is dependent on the active participation of all members.
The Recovery CoP was set up in late 2022 by members of the now superseded Promoting Safer Building (PSB) Working Group, more recently known informally as the Self-recovery Working Group. The self-recovery website gives further information about previous research activities, related publications and ongoing research and practice interests of Recovery CoP members. You can access many of the documents related to the PSB Working Group via the links below. In due course, these pages and resources will be accessible directly from the yet-to-be populated sections on the left.
The functions of the Recovery CoP are evolving and include:
- Facilitate discussion and knowledge exchange on shared areas of interest, building on the work of the PSB Working Group, through a common platform.
- Co-develop and share resources, guidelines, tools and emerging best practices in shelter & settlements and integrated programming related to recovery.
- Identify new areas of research and encourage/support collaborations for research, enabling findings to influence practice and policy, as appropriate.
To join and follow the CoP, you should do the following:
- Create an account on www.sheltercluster.org
- Click ‘Follow’ on the left hand side of this page.
You will then receive updates from the CoP and invitations to CoP events.