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Shelter Week - Open Space Two

Open Space Two 16:15 - 17:00

De risking shelter construction works with construction contracts - Room Six
By: François Baillon, IHIP

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Shelter construction works need to include more and more engineering. More innovation and integration with other sectors are required to face the climate smart urbanization of the humanitarian response. This session will show how to use appropriate construction contracts to de-risk the relationship with the private sector and deliver more complex humanitarian works.


Providing foundations for women to build their homes... build their lives - LAC 400
By: Patricia Gomez, MEDAIR

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Another way to implement the gender approach in housing projects: women learn to build, have a source of income and can decide the space where they want to live together with their families


Choosing Cash-based Programming as an Approach to Supporting Shelter and Settlements - Room Three
By: Leeanne Marshall, Australian Red Cross

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Cash based programming has become an increasingly popular approach with some large donors and humanitarian agencies mainstreaming its use. Meanwhile, humanitarian practitioners have asked for more evidence to underpin their confidence to choose a cash-based programming to support shelter and settlements in particular. We are looking to gather a range of experiences from humanitarian practitioners who have chosen to either use cash or not as a programming approach.
This session will offer you the opportunity as humanitarian shelter & settlements practitioners to share your experiences of making decisions around whether to use cash or not, with a view to establishing the criteria these decisions could be based on.
This discussion will be recorded to feed into the new GSC strategy and to shape the GSC study into Cash-based programming.


What after emergency shelter cluster? - LAC 200
By: Minar Thapa Magar, Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform

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Environmental impact of Shelter/NFI in a protracted crisis - Room Two
By: Karolina Brach, IOM

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As the Rohingya crisis enters the fifth year, 899,239 refugees are living in 33 camps located in 5,844 acres of hilly terrain in South-eastern Bangladesh.
Shelters are exposed to cyclic monsoons and face risk of floods, landslides, fire and cyclones. Only temporary materials such as bamboo and tarpaulin are permitted for use in the camps. Dependence on primarily one construction material-bamboo, has an impact on its available natural reserves in the country. It is critical to reduce the environmental impact on the fragile forest land hosting the camps, through alternative solutions for shelter materials, land stabilization and cleaner energy to meet the essential needs of refugees and avoid renewed degradation of recently restored landscapes.
This session will include examples on addressing environmental impacts of shelter and NFI assistance in the Rohingya response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The participants will be encouraged to share experience and ideas from other responses on nature-based alternative solutions considering shrinking funding when self reliance activities are limited.


Urban responses in the Americas: effective inclusion of Refugees and migrants from a territorial perspective - Room One
By: Adriana Plata Blanco, UNHABITAT

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Wholesome Shelter: promoting holistic well-being by integrating Shelter and Settlements with WASH and MHPSS - Room Five
By: Sue Webb, CENDEP Oxford Brookes University & CARE International UK

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In this session, we aim to go beyond previous work on Shelter and Health (summarised in Towards Healthier Homes in Humanitarian Settings and Mindful Sheltering) and explore how integrated programming can promote holistic well-being.


The Shelter Sector at the Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants form Venezuela (R4V) - Main Hall
By: Marta Leboreiro Núñez, IOM

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Introduce the Shelter Sector and actors responding to the situation of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in 17 countries of LAC