East Africa

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 theĀ  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.