The ACFID Shelter Reference Group (SRG) is an Australian community of practice for individuals and organisations involved in disaster resilient shelter and settlement reconstruction activities before and after disasters. The ACFID SRG is coordinated by Habitat for Humanity Australia and comprises of representation from the Australian Red Cross; Caritas Australia; World Vision International; ChildFund and Emergency Architects. Technical support is provided by Architects without Frontiers; Partner Housing Australasia; and Arup. For more details on the ACFID Shelter Reference Group click here.
The second ACFID SRG Shelter Forum was hosted by Habitat for Humanity Australia on Friday 11th April 2014. The 2014 Shelter Forum explored issues surrounding land tenure insecurity in the Asia Pacific region. A pdf report summarizing the forum is available here (Final Report 2014) while the audio recordings of each of the sessions are below.
- Professor Daniel Fitzpatrick: Trends and Challenges in Urban Land Tenure in Asia Pacific: Its Impact on Global Housing Crisis
- Victoria Stodart: Housing Land and Property Issues in the Philippines (Typhoon Haiyan)
- Professor Daniel Fitzpatrick: Addressing land issues after a disaster
- Aruna Paul: Rural and Urban Challenges in Land Security in Nepal
- Johanna Brugman: Community Mapping and Surveying in Cambodia
- Ruth Kestermann: Urban Resiliency Framework in Bangladesh
- Luke Millar: Overview of working paper on Land Tenure Insecurity in Asia Pacific
2. Prof Daniel Fitzpatrick: Keynote Address
3. Victoria Stodart: Housing Land and Property Issues in the Philippines (Typhoon Haiyan)
4. Prof Danial Fitzpatrick: Addressing land issues after a disaster
5. Iv Bonnakar: Testing the Urban Land Law in Battambang, Cambodia
6. Aruna Paul: Rural and Urban Challenges in Land Security in Nepal
7. Johanna Brugman: Community Mapping and Surveying in Cambodia
8. Ruth Kestermann: Urban Resiliency Framework in Bangladesh
9. Luke Millar: Overview of working paper on Land Tenure Insecurity in Asia Pacific
10. Group Exercise
11. Bernadette Bolo-Duthy: Closing Remarks
Members of the Shelter Reference Group invite you to forum on
Land Tenure Insecurity: The Impact on the Global Housing Crisis
The Shelter Forum will discuss the importance of land tenure security in a time of housing crises in the developing world. The forum facilitates sharing lessons and experiences as well as hearing from experts.
Keynote Speaker: The Shelter Forum welcomes Professor Daniel Fitzpatrick from Australian National University as keynote speaker for the day. Professor Fitzpatrick will provide an overview on trends in land insecurity globally with a special focus on the Asia Pacific region.
Professor Fitzpatrick writes on property rights in a development context. In 2007 he won the Hart Article Prize from the UK Socio-Legal Association. He has extensive experience in the public policy of property rights and development. He was the UN’s land rights adviser in post-conflict East Timor (2000) and post-tsunami Aceh (2005-6). He is the primary author of the UN’s Land and Disasters: Guidance for Practitioners (2010). His work with AusAID includes co-authoring the 2008 Making Land Work report for its Pacific Land Program.
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The first ACFID SRG Shelter Forum was hosted by Habitat for Humanity Australia on Friday 21st June 2013. A pdf report summarizing the forum is available here while the agenda and audio recordings of each of the sessions are below.
- Graham Saunders, IFRC: Current trends in shelter programming
- Dr Esther Charlesworth and Dr Ifte Ahmed, RMIT University: Scoping study – shelter and disaster risk reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region
- James Schell, HFHA and Dr Ifte Ahmed, RMIT University: Building resilience of urban slum settlements – a multi-sectoral approach to capacity building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Brett Moore, WorldVision: Culture, conflict and climate change: housing, land and property issues in stateless Somalia.
- Rod Johnston, Partner Housing Australia: Resilience of shelter – minimum structural design for cyclonic wind, earthquake and tsunami resistance.
- Kirsten McDonald, Arup: Urban climate change resilience (UCCR)
- Tessa Kelly, IFRC: Regulatory barriers to shelter – housing, land and property issues, land use planning and building code enforcement after a disaster.
- Graham Saunders, IFRC: What are the components that make up a resilient built environment?
- Dr Ifte Ahmed, RMIT University: Community engagement driven processes to improve conditions in urban slums.