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


Australian (ACFID) Shelter Reference Group’s Annual Shelter Forum 2013

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.

Keynote presentation
  • Graham Saunders, IFRC: Current trends in shelter programming
Case studies
  • 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)
Breakout sessions
  • 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.
1. Welcome
2. Opening Remarks
3. Importance of Shelter
4.  Importance of Shelter (part 2)
5. Shelter and DRR
6. Regulatory Barriers
7. Community Engagement
8. Built Environment
9. Resilience of Shelter 
10. Resilience of Shelter (part 2)
11. Resilience of Shelter (part 3)
12. Conflict and Climate Change