UK Shelter Forum 25 photos and presentations

The UK Shelter Forum 25 was held on 25th of October 2019 in London and was co-hosted by Mott MacDonald and Oxford Brookes University.

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 resilience’.

A 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.

Listen to his speech here: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

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:

Presentations:

  1. Technical Approaches and partnerships for collective action – Brett Moore, Chief of the Shelter and Settlements Section, UNHCR
  2. Cross sector collaboration for community resilience –Lucy Palmer, Health Specialist, Mott MacDonald
  3. Latest progress and engagement: Humanitarian Library, Post-Conflict Engineering and a sector ‘dashboard’?  – Tom Corsellis, Executive Director, Shelter Centre
  4. Healthy Housing for the Displaced – Shelter Assessment Matrix (SAM) – Steve Lo, Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Environment Engineering, University of Bath 
  5. Role of Built Environment Professionals in disaster risk reduction – Peter Oborn, Senior Vice President, Commonwealth Association of Architects and Steering Group Member, Global Alliance of Urban Crises
  6. A reissue of the guide on Built Environment in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response – Rhys Jones, Founder, Humanitarian Landscape Collective 

Announcements:

  1. World Habitat Awards and the report –Patrick Duce, World Habitat and Bill Flinn, CARE International 
  2. Mott MacDonald Engineering Hope – Ana Ruiton, Mott MacDonald  

Breakout groups presentations:

Open Source and Design for Manufacturing – friend or foe?

  1. A Platform approach to DfMA – Jaimie Johnston, Head of Global Systems, Bryden Wood 
  2. Designing, manufacturing and innovating towards social sustainability in disaster management – Miguel Mora, Temporary housing and settlement researcher, Carnegie Mellon University 
  3. Prototyping to enhance design manufacturing: fieldwork experience – Francis Moran, Research Associate, University of Bath

Collaboration between different stakeholders 

  1. The Environment for collaboration in Area Based Approaches (ABAs) – Amelia Rule, Shelter Advisor – CARE International
  2. A Case for Working with the Green Sector – Rhys Jones, Founder, Humanitarian Landscape Collective 

Additional materials 

  1. Soaring High Self-recovery through the eyes of local actors – PEER EXCHANGE REPORT
  2. Through the eyes of local actors How self-recovery was supported after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Presentations from Technical Workshop are available here:

Presentations:

  1. Shelter – a nexus of nexuses – Jake Zarins, Associate Director – Disaster Risk Reduction Response, Habitat for Humanity International
  2. Shelter Projects – learning from past shelter and settlement responses – Joseph Ashmore, Humanitarian Advisor, IOM
  3. Shelter – Friendly Market Assessments – Jake Zarins, Associate Director – Disaster Risk Reduction Response, Habitat for Humanity International? and Rick Bauer, Independent Consultant, RBWA Ltd and Jake Zarins, Associate Director – Disaster Risk Reduction Response, Habitat for Humanity International? 

Breakout groups presentations

Participatory Design??

  1. Participatory Action Planning in urban Tripoli, Lebanon – Amelia Rule, Senior Shelter Advisor, CARE International
  2. Early Childhood Development in refugees and displaced populations – Lucy Palmer, Health Specialist, Mott MacDonald and Sally Al Khayat Assistant Project Manager, Mott MacDonald   
  3. Collaborating to integrate temporary housing needs and expectations into operational processes – Miguel Mora, Temporary housing and settlement researcher, Carnegie Mellon University

Collaboration across sectors

  1. Working Together – David Coley, Principle Investigator, Healthy Housing for the Displaced, University of Bath
  2. Circular Bamboo Housing Collaboration in Lombok – Xavier Echegaray, Structural Engineer, Ramboll?UK
  3. Collaboration Across Sectors: The BRE Trust Experience and Future Direction – George Foden, QSAND Support Officer, BRE Trust?
  4. Antimicrobial Resistance. What is its relevance to shelter? ?- Sarah Dobson, Health Specialist, Mott MacDonald?

Shelter IEC Materials Compendium

Final Agenda for the 25th UK Shelter Forum!

2 days to go!

For the Technical Workshop and the UK Shelter Forum 25!

“Cross sector collaboration for community resilience” 

Hosted by Mott MacDonald and Oxford Brookes University

Click here for the detailed agenda for the UK Shelter Forum 25 on 25th October 2019.

Click here for the detailed agenda for the Technical Workshop on 24th October 2019

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Best regards,
UK Shelter Forum Team

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UK Shelter Forum 25

The UK Shelter Forum 25 will be on the 25th of October in London, co-hosted by Mott MacDonald and Oxford Brookes University

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.

Tickets

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

Location

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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UK Shelter Forum 24 – Presentations

The 24th UK Shelter Forum was on the topic of “Health and Shelter”, and was held on 10th May 2019 at the University of Bath, co-hosted by CRS and University of Bath.

Below are the presentations from the UK Shelter Forum:

Presentations:

Health and Shelter-Setting the Theme: Bill Flinn
Healthy Homes: Jakob Knudsen
Disability inclusion in shelter and settlements: Dalia Aranki
Nepal research & Women’s Group: Lucila Carbonell
Humanitarian Finance: Lizzie Babister
Single use plastics & Moving Energy Initiative: Jake Zarins
Shelter Projects: Alberto Piccioli

Discussion Group Presentations:

Health and Environment: Richard Luff, Jakob Knudsen, Steven Lindsay
Physical and Psychological Health and Wellbeing: Dalia Aranki, Jamie Richardson
Inclusion and Gender: Amelia Rule, Lucila Carbonell, Salem Al Qudwa
SPHERE – Health and Shelter: Dr. Eba Pasha, Ela Serdaroglu, Kit Dyer, Seki Hirano
Energy: Charles Parrack, Jake Zarins
Shelter Performance for User Comfort: Francis Moran, Shaun Halbert, Jens Odgaard Olsson
(1) Preferred Shelter for Temporary Communities
(2) Reducing Health Hazards of Living in Bamboo Relief Shelters

Updates:

A Technical Workshop on Health and Shelter was also held on 9th May. Below are the presentations from the Workshop.
Breakout Group 1
Chair: Richard Luff

Trees for Refugees and Health: Richard Luff
Malaria Control: Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen
Thermal Comfort-field work update: Dima Albadra
WHO- Healthy Housing: Jamie Richardson
Better Health Effects from a Better Indoor Climate: Jens Olsson

Breakout Group 2
Chair: Charles Parrack

Context and Research Gaps: Charles Parrack
Predicting thermal comfort: Santiago Velez
Moving Energy Initiative: Glada Lahn
IAQ and shelter Health: Andy Dengel
Engineering Hope: Anna Ruiton

Breakout Group 3
Chair: Jason Hart

Design Support Tool:
Steve Lo
Shelter rehabilitation for health: Sulyeman Demir
Shelter adaptations for thermal comfort: Francis Moran
Energy & Health: Jake Zarins
IFRC “All under one roof”: Sandra D’Urzo

 

UK Shelter Forum 24: Draft Agenda and Tickets

DRAFT AGENDA

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.

Email:            ukshelterforum2013@gmail.com
Subject:        UKSF 24 Submission

Details for submission
Name:
Organisation:
Contact Tel:
Title of submission:
Abstract (short description):
Presentation  / Discussion / Announcement ( select)
Approximate time required:

Deadline April 19th

TICKETS
Tickets to attend The 24th UK Shelter Forum are now available and can be accessed here. Early registrations are encouraged due to limited seating.

UK Shelter Forum 24 – 10th May

Theme –  ‘Health and Shelter’

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.

Location

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

Email:            ukshelterforum2013@gmail.com

Subject:        UKSF 24 Submission

Details for submission

Name:

Organisation:

Contact Tel:

Title of submission:

Abstract (short description):

Presentation  / Discussion / Announcement ( select)

Approximate time required:

 

Deadline April 19th 

UK Shelter Forum 21 photos and presentations

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.

Links to presentations:

Introduction – Jamie Richardson

Better Safer – Bill Flinn

Building sustainability and resilience – Giulia Frontini

Owner-driven reconstruction – Martina Manna

CTP and the environment – Jake Zarins

Sustainable materials – Vera Kreuwels

Thermal Comfort in Desert Refugee Camps – Dr Dima Aldabra

Pakistan shelter flood resilience – Tim White

Knowledge exchange – Eefje Hendriks

Supporting shelter self-recovery – Elizabeth Parker

Urban planning after humanitarian crisis – Victoria Maynard

Local building practices – Olivier Moles

Building safety in shelter self-recovery – Charles Parrack

Notes:

UKSF Notes

UK Shelter Forum 21

The 21st UK Shelter Forum will be hosted by BRE and CRS and 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

To register please follow this Eventbrite link.