Delivering the needs
of so many people displaced following natural disasters or conflict requires
many disciplines to come together, so the theme of the forum was ‘Cross-sector collaboration for community
Technical Workshop on the same theme was also held on 24th October 2019.
The event highlighted the work carried out by private companies, professional institutions, academia and the humanitarian sector to create tools and solutions that improve immediate and longer term interventions in the field. Many case studies were shared, highlighting specific drivers and barriers to deploying solutions. We would like to thank all attendees and speakers for the great discussions and knowledge sharing we had throughout both days.
Ian Davis was also invited to the UKSF 25 for a presentation to recognise his contribution to shelter practice. Working in pre-disaster planning and risk reduction, post-disaster recovery from the immediate response phase to long-term reconstruction and adaptation to climate change.
A podcast was also produced under the event, called Crisis Shelter for Mass Displacement, which discusses the need for collaboration between humanitarians, local governments, academia and technical professionals to bring together those that manage disaster on the ground, and people who are developing better shelter.
Presentations from the Shelter Forum 25 are available here:
Theme –Cross-sector collaboration for community resilience
It will cover a wide variety of topics and concerns to how sectors can better work together.The meeting will showcase lessons learned on cross sector approaches and will encourage conversations and learning about other sectors perspectives and initiatives which could influence the way we work. How can we combine the best of all worlds to support better the new generation of liveable settlements?
A technical workshop, on the same theme, will be held at the same venue on 24th October.
Sign up here for the Technical Workshop on 24th October 2019, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sign up here for the UK Shelter Forum 25 on 25th October 2019, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Resource for London 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA Directions
Draft agenda as follows:
Please find here Technical Workshop agenda for 24th October.
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This year, the UK Shelter Forum will focus on “Health and Shelter”, covering a wide range of topics and areas of interest and concern, including issues that relate to both psychological and physical health and well being. The Forum will consider issues of shelter from a Health Sector perspective and how this could influence the way we work.
Please review the draft agenda for the UK Shelter Forum. We welcome you to send us revisions on the agenda and send in your proposals if you wish to present at the Forum.
This may cover a wide range of topics and areas of interest and concern, including issues that relate to both psychological and physical health and well being. The meeting will consider issues of shelter from a Health Sector perspective and how this could influence the way we work. There will be opportunities for presentations and discussions on technical, policy, and programmatic subjects.
Bath University, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
Agenda and Submissions
The meeting will focus on the theme but there will opportunities for other information sharing and announcements.
The agenda will be produced based on the submissions of the participants, with priority given to those that adhere to the theme.
If you wish to present, lead a discussion, or make an announcement, please contact
The UK Shelter Forum 21 was held on the 17th of November 2017 in Watford and was co-hosted by BRE and CRS. The theme of the forum was “Sustainability and Resilience”. We also had the pleasure to assist to the official opening of the shelter exhibit at BRE’s innovation park. The Forum was held in commemoration of Graham Saunders.
We would like to thank all attendees for the great discussions and presentations we had throughout the day. Thank you also to the notetakers whose notes can be found underneath.
The UKSF21 will be held on the 17th of November at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) with a focus on ‘Sustainability and Resilience’. The event will be hosted by BRE and CRS. The agenda will be as follows:
The 21st UK Shelter Forum will be hosted by BRE and CRSand will take place in Watford on the 17th of November 2017 with a focus on:
“Sustainability and Resilience”
Agenda to follow shortly.
Registration for the event is now open on Eventbrite.
The venue is within the grounds of the BRE Innovation Park and includes a recently constructed Shelter Exhibition. As usual, the forum will have opportunities for short presentations about projects or initiatives in the shelter sector. There are spaces for 5 minute, 10 minute and 15 minute presentations. If you would like to propose something, please fill out this Form.
When: Friday, 17 November 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 (GMT)
Where: BRE (Building Research Establishment), Bucknalls Lane, Watford, WD25 9XX