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GSC Online Meeting 2020: Open Space Session Insulated Floors and Multi-year tarps


Open Space session on Insulated Floors and Multi-year Tarps was led by Scott Key and Nicole Iman from Every Shelter.

High Level Takeaways:
  • While peer reviewed research with regards to the impact of flooring is limited, there is significant and growing evidence that the impact of shelter flooring extends beyond the shelter sector and into both the WASH and Health sectors. Every Shelter developed their Emergency Floor system in collaboration with relief organizations and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. It provides an easily installed retrofit option to shelters that provides an insulated, clean floor.
  • Every Shelter, in collaboration with Alight, developed a camp-based retail companion program to cash-based assistance called Shelter Depot. The concept is currently being piloted in South Sudan and seeks to pair locally sourced solutions to common problems in areas with market access issues. Shelter Depot provides retail shopping options supported by training and tool rentals.
  • Billboards are ubiquitous around the globe creating a large waste stream. These are often made from a heavy-duty vinyl material. Every Shelter is piloting repurposing this material as a sustainable, highly durable tarpaulin or plastic sheeting replacement in context with high durability needs.

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