Shelter Conference 2010

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Data: 16, 17 de Setembro de 2010
Local: Oxford Brookes University - Oxford, Reino Unido 
Custo: 75 libras

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Improving learning and practice in the humanitarian shelter sector. Two day conference hosted by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) & CARE International UK. Funded by ELRHA (Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance). 16-17 September 2010

Conference announcement
While very few humanitarian organisations list post-disaster shelter reconstruction as one of their main activities, many often become instrumental in the delivery of large-scale shelter projects.

Yet, as the recent Haiti earthquake and previous large disasters such as the Asian Tsunami and the Kashmir earthquake demonstrate, shelter after disaster is complex, spanning immediate relief needs of security and comfort to longer term developmental issues of land, ownership, funding, community engagement and political control.

To tackle these tasks, humanitarian workers must collaborate with actors from all sectors with varying agendas, seek to engage in coordination for better effectiveness, while navigating situations which by definition have been overwhelmed by catastrophe.

What then works well? What are the lessons that are emerging from practice, and as a sector what can be learnt to improve effectiveness?

Invitation for presenters
The objective of this two day conference is to learn from and share lessons from the practical experience of shelter after disaster. To these ends the conference will comprise invited speakers, plenary and smaller seminar optional sessions. Presentations (case studies, papers, reflective pieces) are therefore invited from researchers and in particular from practitioners from NGOs, agencies and donors under one or more of the following three themes:
Coordination, collaboration and partnerships: risks and benefits of working with other NGOs, UN bodies, private sector and governmental authorities
Community engagement: working with affected communities in community ownership, donor and owner driven approaches etc.
Innovation in shelter approaches: developing and using transitional shelter, working with shelter providers, new approaches to shelter.

Outlines for possible presentations should be no more than 150-200 words and should be submitted to the conference organisers no later than 30 June 2010.
Registration and costs

The conference fee is £75. To register please email jburnell@brookes.ac.uk

For further information, registration and submission of outlines please contact Jeni Burnell, conference organiser at: jburnell@brookes.ac.uk. t. +44 (0)1865 483966 or +44 (0)1865 484086

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