Africa

Africa Shelter Forum 2020

Thursday 16th July | Dakar 10am-1pm / Nairobi 1-4pm

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Online forum – in English and French

A Forum for exchange of ideas and lessons learned for humanitarian shelter and settlement practitioners in Africa

Registration

Register here to join the online forum: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/africa-shelter-forum-2020-tickets-109784275724

Background

The 2020 Africa Shelter Forum is the 3rd regional Forum in Africa, building on the East Africa Shelter Forums that were held in Nairobi in 2018 and 2019. This Africa Shelter Forum will broaden the geography of previous events to be a Forum for learning and exchange across the whole of Africa. The Forum will be online and available in both French and English. The objective of the Forum is to improve shelter and settlements responses through facilitating discussions and networking.

Call for presentations

Would you like to present? Please submit a short abstract (no more than 100 words) to africashelterforum@gmail.com by Friday 3rd July.

Submissions should be for:

  • Presentations on specific shelter and settlements projects that you would like to share
  • Presentations on links between shelter, health, WASH and other sectors
  • Updates on regional projects and initiatives

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Forum en ligne – en Anglais et en Français

Un Forum pour l’échange d’idées et d’apprentissage pour les praticiens humanitaire d’abris et d’habitat en Afrique

Inscription

Enregistrez vous ici pour participer au forum en ligne: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/africa-shelter-forum-2020-tickets-109784275724

A propos du Forum

Le Forum 2020 est la troisième édition et se fonde sur les deux éditions précédentes dédiées à l’Afrique de l’Est organisées à Nairobi en 2018 et 2019. Le Forum 2020 opte pour un cadre géographique élargi afin de stimuler les échanges et le partage d’expériences sur l’ensemble du contient. Le Forum est organisé en ligne, et les sessions seront accessibles en anglais et en français. L’objectif du forum est d’améliorer les réponses abris et établissement humains en encourageant les discussions et le développement de réseaux entre professionnels.

Appel à contributions

Souhaitez-vous faire une présentation ? Merci d’envoyer un court résumé (pas plus de 100 mots) d’ici le Vendredi 3 Juillet à l’adresse suivante : africashelterforum@gmail.com

Les présentations devront traiter des sujets suivants :

  • Projets abris et établissement humains que vous souhaitez partager
  • Liens entre abris, eau, assainissement et hygiène, et les autres secteurs
  • Update sur les projets et initiatives régionales

East Africa Shelter Forum #2

The second East Africa Shelter Forum was held in Nairobi on the 20th of June 2019 and was attended by around 50 participants from the region and beyond.

Building on the  learnings and outcomes emerging from the Shelter Projects Workshop held on the 19th, and on the discussions of last year’s edition, the forum (EASF#2) reviewed some of the best practices in the region, looking at how learnings can be transferred between countries, concentrating on a number of themes and shelter approaches in the region. The themes included linkages with livelihoods and resilience, cash-based interventions, security of tenure in shelter operations, disability inclusion, and shelter and WASH complementarity.

This edition of the forum was organized by DRC, IFRC and IOM, thanks to the support of USAID/OFDA.

Contact eashelterforum@gmail.com for more information.

Presentations Day 1 – 19 June 2019 – Shelter Projects

Presentations Day 2 – 20 June 2019 – Forum


East Africa Shelter Forum #1

On June 27 and 28, 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) organized a two-day interagency shelter event. The Shelter Projects Workshop (SPW) on day 1 focused on learning from past experiences of shelter and settlement responses in East and Horn of Africa by actively engaging participants using case studies from the Shelter Projects publication (www.shelterprojects.org). The East Africa Shelter Forum (EASF#1), the first of its kind in the region, discussed ideas, initiatives, best practices and lessons learned in the shelter and settlements sector across countries in the region, as well as global initiatives. Themes included local building cultures, cash-based interventions, community engagement, security of tenure, GBV risk mitigation in shelter and site planning, and beyond.