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:


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


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 LuffTrees 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 ParrackContext 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


Lucila Carbonell – A Single Women’s response: Health and Place-making in Recovery. Nepal case study.


UK Shelter Forum 24: Draft Agenda and Tickets


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.

Subject:        UKSF 24 Submission

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

Deadline April 19th

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.


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


Subject:        UKSF 24 Submission

Details for submission



Contact Tel:

Title of submission:

Abstract (short description):

Presentation  / Discussion / Announcement ( select)

Approximate time required:


Deadline April 19th 

UK Shelter Forum 23 – notes

The 23rd UK Shelter Forum was on the 23 November in London, co-hosted by Arup and ShelterBox.

Download the notes from UKSF23 here:



Discussion group presentations

Additional materials 

UK Shelter Forum 23

The 23rd UK Shelter Forum will be on the 23rd of November in London, co-hosted by Arup and ShelterBox.

The theme of the forum will be:

Relief to Recovery – What’s New.

How is the “modern emergency” changing? From the emergency stage right through to development, what is different – from how governments deal with NGOs, cash and new financial models, and increasing urbanisation how can we develop shelter options that are sustainable in the long term?

Agenda & submissions

The detailed agenda will be posted here in due course. At least half the day will be allocated strictly to sessions and short presentations relevant to the theme. There will opportunities for general announcements and short (5 or 10 minute) presentations.

If you wish to submit a proposal for a session, announcement, or short presentation, please send it to by Friday 2nd November.

Priority will be given to submissions in line with the theme. Submissions not in line with the theme, or which are submitted after the deadline, might not be accommodated in the agenda. We will not be able to confirm if submissions have been accepted until after Friday the 2nd November.

UK Shelter Forum 22

The 22nd UK Shelter Forum was on the 8th of June in London, co-hosted by CARE and Habitat for Humanity. We are grateful to Hogan Lovells for providing the venue.

Download the briefing note from UKSF22 here:

The theme of the forum was The Future of Shelter.

Two years after the World Humanitarian Summit, humanitarian reform remains high on the agenda. Multi-purpose cash offers opportunities and challenges to sectoral objectives, the ‘humanitarian-development nexus’ asks questions of who does what in shelter responses, the gaps between humanitarian needs and funding are ever-growing, and conflict and displacement are increasing. How will the shelter sector respond and adapt in the future? Will there be continued incremental change, or major disruption? How much does the shelter sector need to challenge itself to change? UKSF 22 will examine these questions, and what the future holds for the shelter sector and the people it seeks to help.

Agenda & submissions

The agenda was as follows:

There will be side events arranged on the 7th of June, including the Global Shelter Cluster Mid-Year Teleconference at CARE’s offices in Vauxhall.


These new reports and publications provided food for thought at UKSF22:



1. Shelter Meeting 18 – Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre
2. Promoting Safer Building – Bill Flinn, CARE International
3. Shelter Projects – Alberto Piccioli, IOM

Keynote address

Change in the humanitarian sector, Christina Bennett, Head of Programme, Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute

Breakout group presentations

A. Measuring success – Victoria Maynard
D. The Grand Bargain: Friend or Foe – Lizzie Babister

Project reports

1. A Safe Night’s Rest – Mike Waugh, NRC
2. Cash for rent – Caroline Dewast, NRC
3. Cash for Weatherproofing Pilot Project – Alisar Bey, Save the Children
4. Case studies of post-disaster relocation in Tacloban – Shaye Palagi, University of Boulder Colorado & Habitat for Humanity

Themed talks

Shelter recovery

A1. Lessons from Typhoon Haiyan – Victoria Maynard on behalf of CARE & Habitat for Humanity
A2. Promoting Safer Building Protocol – David Dalgado, Shelter Cluster PSB Working Group
A3. Assessing knowledge in reconstruction – Eefje Hendriks, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
A4. Post shelter cluster coordination – Loren Lockwood, HRRP Nepal

Building local capacities

B2. Area based approaches in urban areas – Seki Hirano, CRS
B3. Localisation through faith-based groups – Fiona Kelling

Linking research & practice

C1a. Healthy Housing for the Displaced – Francis Moran, Bath University, part 1
C1b. Healthy Housing for the Displaced – Francis Moran, Bath University, part 2
C2. Shelter research at the University of Edinburgh – Thomas Reynolds, University of Edinburgh
C3. Long Term Impacts of Shelter Programmes – Charles Parrack, Oxford Brookes University

Leaving no-one behind: Is shelter sufficiently inclusive?


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


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.

UK Shelter Forum 20 Presentations & the Tent

UKSF20 participants helped put up a geodesic tent on the day.

The tent

The UKSF20 presentations are uploaded below.

New Age & Gender Marker – Merrin Waterhouse (IASC GenCap Project)

Promoting Safer Building – Bill Flinn (CARE)

An overview of learning from Tacloban: 3-day workshop held in Tacloban in November 2015 – Jago Boase (Independent/Ramboll)

Resettlement in Tacloban after typhoon Yolanda: vulnerabilities and values formation in Philippines – Daniel Jones

Appropriate Land use and Safe Living – Namiko Minai (Japan Women’s University)

Localising Shelter Seismic Resilience: A Journey from Government Reluctance to Support Tearfund – Mike Wiggins (Tearfund)

HUB: Private Sector Technical Support in Disaster Response – Jeremy Foster (Ramboll UK Limited)

Introduction to a new course by ARUP on ‘using bamboo for construction in humanitarian and developmental contexts’ – Sebastian Kaminski (ARUP)

Shelter Centre Library – Tom Corsellis (Shelter Centre)


UK Shelter Forum 20

The 20th UK Shelter Forum will be hosted by IOM, NRC and CENDEP and will take place in Oxford on 26th May 2017 with a focus on

“Shelter, Protection and Protracted crises”

Agenda to follow shortly.

Registration for the event is now open on Eventbrite.

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 send a short abstract to by Monday 8th May, and state your preferred length. Selected proposals will be notified after this date.

When: Friday, 26 May 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 (BST)

Where: Centre for Development and Emergency Practice, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford OX3 0BP

To register please follow this Eventbrite link


UK Shelter Forum 17

UK Shelter Forum 17 was held on 24th April 2015 and co-hosted by Habitat for Humanity, CRS and UCL.

Agenda for UKSF 17


Presentations for the event are below:

Updates and Announcements

Community Based Safe School Construction by Hayley Gryc (Arup)

Global Shelter Cluster online training by Charles Parrack (Oxford Brookes)

Expanding Impact by Seki Hirano (CRS)

Capacity building for urban humanitarian response by Diane Archer (IIED)

India Shelter Forum by Anshu Sharma

RedR’s Hands on Weekend by Aaron Walawalkar (RedR)

Discussion Sessions

Area based approaches to urban crises by Elizabeth Parker and Victoria Maynard

Disaster diplomacy; Reconstruction Planning Before a Disaster by Ilan Kelman (UCL)

Protection Mainstreaming by Cat Cowley (CAFOD, Caritas Australia, Catholic Relief Services, and Trocaire)

Development of the ‘Refugee Housing Unit ‘ – learning from the process by Shaun Scales (UNHCR)


Reciproboo Bamboo Kit by Shaun Halbert

Talks Session

Urban Tripoli in Lebanon and in Kirkuk in Iraq by Amelia Rule (CARE)

Community-led settlement planning by Annika Grafweg (The Border Consortium)

All Under One Roof by Valerie Scherrer (CBM) & Graham Saunders (IFRC)

Engaging Humanitarians and Non-humanitarian Actors in Urban Emergency Response by Eddie Argenal (USAID)

Developing resilient habitats after a disaster and Program Brief by Jan-Willem Wegdam (Cordaid)

Notes for the event.

UK Shelter Forum 19

UK Shelter Forum 19 took place on the 11th November 2016 co-hosted by Habitat for Humanity and CRSThe theme of the forum was
Holistic Programming: Who needs sectors anyway?


Co-ordination is vital in emergencies, and integrated approaches between sectors is essential. Engaging with practitioners and academicians from other sectors enabled Shelter practitioners appreciate how to holistically approach shelter programs.

Other sectors represented at the forum included health, livelihoods (cash based approaches), WASH, urban displacement, infrastructure, environment and protection including an interesting discussion on hardware, software and fluff-ware. By understanding their approaches, and by providing an opportunity to gauge their impact on shelter programs, the forum hoped to explore and learn how shelter sector can effectively work and collaborate with the other sectors, and understand broader impacts of meeting shelter needs.

The day proved to be informative and engaging with enthusiastic participation from all participants. The forum concluded with drinks and launch of ‘Good Programming Guidelines’ produced by the  CARE International UK Shelter Team with support from the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Presentations from UKSF 19 are below:
Updates and Announcements
Shelter Meetings 2016-2017 by Tom Corsellis (Shelter Centre)
Global Shelter Cluster by Miguel Urquia, (UNHCR)
Shelter Projects (Part 1, Part 2) by Joseph Ashmore (IOM)
(Re)settlement Toolkit by Siddharth Nadkarny & Hayley Gryc (ARUP)
Launch Details by UK Built Environment Advisory Group
Morning Session
Talks Session

UK Shelter Forum 19

The 19th UK Shelter Forum will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity and Catholic Relief Servicesand will take place in London on 11th November 2016 with a focus on

Holistic Programming: Who needs sectors anyway?

The forum aims to explore, learn and engage with other sectors, analyse how the shelter sector works and collaborates with the other sectors, explore coordination by non-sector boundaries and the broader impact of meeting shelter needs.


Co-ordination is vital in emergencies, and shelter programs often have integrated approaches with other sectors. The intention, therefore, is to engage with practitioners and academicians from other sectors to understand how to holistically approach shelter programs. The forum is looking to engage with health, livelihoods (cash based approaches), WASH, psychosocial and protection sectors to understand their approaches, and to provide an opportunity to gauge impact of shelter programs through their point of view.

When: Friday, 11 November 2016 from 09:00 to 17:30 (BST)

Where: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

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 send a short abstract to by Friday 14th October 2016, and state your preferred length. Selected proposals will be notified after this date.

Agenda to follow shortly.

Registration for the event is now open on Eventbrite

18th UK Shelter Forum

UK Shelter Forum 18 took place on Friday the 13th of May 2016 and was hosted by CARE and the Institution of Structural Engineers.

UKSF18 Panel

UKSF18 Panel. From left to right: Wendy Fenton, ODI HPG; Dominic Courage, Save the Children; Fergus McBean, humanitarian preparedness advisor; Prof. Jonathan Wolff, UCL.

The theme of this forum was ‘Risk and Responsibility’:

Humanitarian shelter projects and practitioners often place significant emphasis on stronger, ‘better’ buildings, aiming to reduce the risk of those building collapsing in future events. Associated with this is a range of standards and expectations, and often serious concerns about liability for unsafe buildings. 

This forum aims to explore the risks faced by vulnerable populations and how those risks affect their choices and priorities – and what ‘better’ means to them. It will ask where responsibility for minimising these risks lies and to question whether all these risks, choices & priorities are adequately reflected in humanitarian shelter programmes and the shelters or buildings that result. 

The agenda for the event was:

UKSF18 Agenda 1

UKSF18 Agenda 2

UKSF18 Agenda

Presentations from UK Shelter Forum 18 are below. Notes on the discussions will be added here in due course.

Updates & announcements

Talks session 1

Talks session 2

Talks on construction:

Talks on research:

Talks session 3

17th UK Shelter Forum

The UK Shelter Forum 17 was hosted by British Red Cross aand Save the Children on 13th November 2015. 

The focus of the day was ‘cash and markets for shelter’ but also included updates from around the world.

Venue: Barbican Centre, Frobisher Rooms 4-6, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS


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16th UK Shelter Forum

The 16th UK Shelter Forum was hosted by Catholic Relief ServicesHabitat for Humanity and the Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience at University College London on Friday the 24th April 2015.  The agenda for the day can be viewed here and further details will be available soon.


Changing the Paradigm: Resilient Recovery Frameworks Consultations

25 November 2014, UCL, London

Natural disasters have caused damages of nearly £3 trillion over the past 30 years and the frequency and intensity of these powerful storms, droughts and earthquakes continue to rise.

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) in the World Bank, in partnership with University College London and Habitat for Humanity and in association with the UK Shelter Forum organised a public presentation and discussion on how vulnerable countries can better prepare before disaster strikes and better plan and execute post disaster recovery and reconstruction programmes to contribute to sustainable development and resilience.

The event was open to humanitarian and development stakeholders involved in disaster preparedness, risk reduction, emergency response, reconstruction and development, research or practice.

This event in London followed the second World Reconstruction Conference (WRC 2) held in the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC in September 2014 which featured the launch of joint EU-UN-World Bank GFDRR Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Guide and Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) Guide, as well as ten country case studies.

The presentation and discussion included:

  • The World Bank’s ongoing efforts to build consensus and collective action on resilient recovery, to ensure efficient and effective post disaster reconstruction and to increase readiness including stronger government recovery systems.
  • The role of civil society working with communities in the implementation of humanitarian, reconstruction and development programmes.
  • The importance of research, knowledge and capacity development to support resilient recovery.

The session offered a unique opportunity for dialogue between policy makers and practitioners as part of a process of consultation towards greater collaboration and more effective action.

For further information on WRC 2 and the DRF Guide, see:

About the World Bank GFDRR : Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) helps high risk, low income developing countries better understand and reduce their vulnerabilities to natural hazards, and adapt to climate change. Working with over 300 partners-mostly local government agencies, civil society and technical organizations- GFDRR provides grant financing, on the ground technical assistance to mainstream disaster mitigation policies into country level strategies and a range of training and knowledge sharing activities. GFDRR is managed by the World Bank and funded by 21 donor partners.

15th UK Shelter Forum

The 15th UK Shelter Forum was hosted by CARE and Arup on Monday 24th November 2014. You can download the agenda here and the briefing note for day 1 here. The briefing from day 2 will be posted shortly.

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Topics covered in this forum include

  • Updates from shelter actors around the world,
  • Philippines Haiyan response one year on,
  • South Asia Floods
  • Forgotten African crises
  • Accelerating housing recovery
  • Future research needs: ‘what don’t we know..’.
The Forum closed with the launch of the new book ‘Still Standing? Looking back at reconstruction and disaster risk reduction in housing’ from the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF), followed by drinks kindly provided by BSHF.

An additional session for presentations and discussion on the Syria and Gaza crises was organised on Tuesday the 25th.

14th UK Shelter Forum

The fourteenth UK Shelter Forum was hosted by by IOM and Save the Children in London on Thursday 13th March 2014.  You can download the agenda for the event here and a briefing note here.


In the morning, there were updates from different initiatives and group works on humanitarian response to urban crisis. While three different discussions were held in the afternoon.  The UK Shelter Forum was preceded by a PechaKucha evening bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss shelter, settlements and disasters.  Posters and presentations from this event are available here.

Humanitarian Response to Urban Crises
Measuring Impact
Lessons from the Philippines
  • Julien Muliez (Chair), Save the Children
  • Bill Flinn, CENDEP
  • Brett Moore, World Vision
  • Gabriel Fernandez del Pino , CARE
  • Mario Flores, Habitat for Humanity International
  • Sonia Molina, British Red Cross
15 years behind WASH? Unresolved issues in the shelter sector and the ‘deep craft’ nature of shelter and housing technology
Closing Remarks

13th UK Shelter Forum

The thirteenth UK Shelter Forum was hosted by the Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience at University College London on Friday 20th September 2013.  The morning included presentations on different topics, while discussions continued in the afternoon in smaller breakout groups.  You can download the agenda for the event here and a briefing note is available here.  The UK Shelter Forum was preceded by a PechaKucha evening bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss shelter, settlements and disasters.  Posters and videos from this event are available here.

Urban Humanitarian Response
Shelter and Recovery
Measuring outcomes and impact
Several updates were also provided

Download a briefing note summarising key discussions at the Forum here.

12th UK Shelter Forum

The twelfth UK Shelter Forum was hosted by Habitat for Humanity Great Britain and Oxfam GB on 22.02.13.  Minutes from the ‘updates’ part of the agenda are available here.  A briefing note summarising the key discussions regarding Housing, Land and Property Rights is available here.

Speakers included:
More detailed discussions followed on specific topics:

In the afternoon participants addressed the forum’s theme of Housing, Land, and Property Rights (HLP).  To initiate the debate several speakers gave Pecha Kucha style presentations on different aspects of the topic:

Participants then discussed key questions arising from the presentations in working groups using the Six Thinking Hats MethodologyA summary of key themes arising from the Pecha Kuchas and the breakout groups is available here.

RedR were unable to attend this UK Shelter Forum but they asked forum participants to contribute to the online RedR UK Shelter Sector Learning Needs Assessment.

11th UK Shelter Forum

The eleventh UK Shelter Forum was hosted by Care International on 20.04.12.  Topics discussed at this forum included Knowledge management, Accountability, and HLP. Speakers included:

  • Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre: Knowledge and Learning
  • Theo Schilderman, Independent: Building for Safety Revision
  • Carlo Gherardi, Independent: Shelter Projects 2010 – IFRC, UN-HABITAT, and UNHCR
  • Rick Bauer, Oxfam: Housing, Land, and Property Rights
  • Hugh Earp, ECB/CARE: Accountability and Shelter
  • Gabriel Fernandez Del Pino, CARE: ECB Shelter Training Module
  • Yetunde Abdul, Consultant to BRE Global Limited: Sustainability in Fragile Environments Project
  • Bo Heiden & Desirée Bartosiak, Qatar Foundation: Qatar Shelter Initiative Study Findings

10th UK Shelter Forum

The tenth UK Shelter Forum was hosted by RICS on 21.11.11.  The theme of this meeting was Disaster Risk Reduction and Shelter. Speakers included:

  • Neil Garvie, Christian Aid: Burma Post-Nargis Shelter Project
  • Patrick Elliot, Victoria Maynard, & Joseph Ashmore: Book Launch ‘Transitional Shelter: Eight Designs’
  • Joseph Ashmore: Pakistan Shelter Cluster
  • Esteban Leon/Joseph Ashmore: UN-Habitat Shelter 2010 Project
  • Hugh Earp, Care: ECB Shelter & Accountability
  • Anna Pont, IFRC: Global Shelter Cluster Focal Point and IFRC Haiti Review
  • Jake Zarins, NRC: NRC Shelter & DRR
  • Ian Pearce, Habitat For Humanity: Haiti Projects
  • David Sanderson, CENDEP: ‘Herr and Shelter’ Conference
  • Simon Levine, ODI: HPG (Humanitarian Policy Group) Haiti Land Issues
  • Jamie Richardson & Shailesh Kataria, RICS: Safer Construction Guidelines, Malawi
  • Bill Flinn, CENDEP & Charlie Mason, Save the Children: Training for Self-Builds (HIF)

9th UK Shelter Forum

The ninth UK Shelter Forum was hosted by Save the Children UK on 18.03.11.  The theme of this forum was Cash and Shelter. Speakers included:

  • Jose Vellejo & Joel Westberg, EWB: Eco-House Initiative
  • Kate Ferguson, Christian Aid: Permanent housing through partners in rural Haiti
  • Seki Hirano and Hikaru Kitai, IF-Untitled: School Infrastructure Prioritisation Tool (SIPT)
  • Nicolas Barrouillet, CaLP: Cash Learning Partnership
  • Rick Bauer, Oxfam: Cash & Shelter workshops at Oxfam in 2008

  • Bill Flinn, CENDEP/CARE international: Indonesia response to Sumatra Earthquake “$220 very well spent”
  • Ann Foley, Tearfund: Cash and Shelter in Kabul, Afghanistan, 1998
  • Paul Segal, Consultant: Programme risk and uncertainty specific to cash for shelter projects
  • Sandra D’Urzo, IFRC: Pre-paid credit in Chile and grants in Haiti

8th UK Shelter Forum

The eighth UK Shelter Forum was hosted by RedR on 08.10.10.  The theme of this forum was Haiti: 9 Months On. Speakers included:

  • Neill Garvie, Christian Aid: House building in Haiti
  • Ian Pearce, Habitat for Humanity & Victoria Bachelor, Arup: Commercial Partnering to Improve Programme Strategy and Delivery
  • Kate Crawford, CARE International: Legal Rights – Housing, Land, Property Rights, and Urbanisation
  • Joseph Ashmore, Shelter Project: Market assessment – Plastic sheeting
  • Rick Bauer, Oxfam: The impact of the floods on access and availability of bamboo and timber

Group Discussion Topics:

  • Chaired by Annie Devonport, DEC: A study on ‘Urban Disaster Response’ as a terms of reference, to include a framework for political/social/economic and technical response.
  • Chaired by Kate Crawford, Care International: How do we negotiate doing nothing? How do you find out what you should be doing? What is a good solution?
  • Chaired by John Leach, Shelter Box & Toby Gould, RedR: Are there enough shelter managers?

6th UK Shelter Forum

The sixth UK Shelter Forum was hosted by Save the Children UK on 11.12.09. The notes of this shelter forum are available here. Speakers included:

  • Ian Pearce, Habitat for Humanity: Asia Pacific Housing Forum
  • David Sanderson, Oxford Brookes University: Building Relevance Workshop
  • Fran Talavera, Engineers without Borders UK: Know how now Workshop
  • Kate Cresswell-Maynard, EWB UK: Rapid Research Secondment Scheme
  • David Sanderson, Oxford Brookes University: Shelter Learning and Advice Service
  • Annie Devonport, DEC: The Future of DEC Funding for Reconstruction
  • Jo Da Silva, Arup: Lessons from Aceh
  • Lewis Sida, Independent: South Asia Shelter Review for Oxfam GB

5th UK Shelter Forum

The fifth UK Shelter Forum was hosted by the British Red Cross on 06.02.09.  The theme of this meeting was Urban Shelter Issues. Speakers included:

  • Tom Corsellis, Sheltercentre: Update on projects being run by shelter centre
  • Graham Saunders, IFRC: Emergency shelter cluster meeting Geneva
  • Tom Corsellis, Sheltercentre / Graham Saunders, IFRC: Shelter and climate change
  • Jo da Silva, Arup : Lessons from Aceh: considerations in post-disaster
  • Manoucher Lolachi: The immediate-long term post conflict strategies of technical assistance on comprehensive physical urban planning concerning life- saving services including urban planning, shelter, water, sanitation
  • Lawrence Hamai, Oxfam & Joseph Ashmore, Independent: Case studies of Haiti
  • Peter Francis, Jamaica Red Cross: Case Study of Kingston, Jamaica
  • Kitka Goyol, Oxfam GB: Discussion on Gaza

4th UK Shelter Forum

The fourth UK Shelter Forum was hosted by Oxfam GB and Care International on 05.09.08.  The theme of this forum was Lessons and Learning. Speakers included:

  • Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre: Transitional Settlement & Reconstruction Guidelines
  • Seki Hirano: Case Studies of Emergency & Transitional Shelter Projects
  • Jo Da Silva, ARUP: Post Disaster Reconstruction Guidelines
  • Mark Goodwin, RICS & Emily Darko, BuildAction: Resources for Built Environment Professionals
  • Liz Lambert, Oxfam GB: Learning & Training for the Shelter Sector?

Lessons from Recent Disasters – Cyclone Nargis

  • Simon Springett, Oxfam GB: Remote Programming in Shelter Projects
  • Lizzie Babister, Care: Plastic Sheeting as a Default Shelter Response
  • Rick Bauer, Oxfam GB: Market Survey Tool for Shelter Materials

3rd UK Shelter Forum

The third UK Shelter Forum was hosted by Care International on 11.01.08.  The theme of this forum was Tools, Training and Collaboration. Speakers included:

  • Jim Kennedy, NRC: Shelter Tools- standing (unwittingly) on the shoulders of giants?
  • Toby Gould, RedR: Discussion on Training
  • Tom Corsellis, Shelter Centre: Collaborative Tools
  • Jo da Silva, ARUP: Habitation Matrix
  • Graham Saunders, IFRC: Moving ahead on shelter- opportunities for interagency collaboration

1st UK Shelter Forum

The first UK Shelter Forum was hosted by Oxfam GB on 11.12.06.  The topic of this forum was Rising to the Challenge: NGO-Led Shelter Construction.  Speakers included:

  • Tom White, CHF: A Catalyst Approach to Housing
  • Vicki Wooding, Habitat for Humanity GB: Using Contractors
  • Elizabeth Babister, Oxfam: Beneficiary Led Reconstruction
  • Jo da Silva, Arup: Seismic Issues