Global Shelter Cluster Annual Meeting

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Theme: Impact of Shelter and Settlement

Meeting objectives: To identify and address issues emerging from country level clusters and IASC global level cluster-related initiatives; review Global Shelter Cluster deliverables in 2020; and advance the GSC 2018-2022 Strategy.

Participants:  Global Shelter Cluster partners and Shelter Cluster Coordinators.

Event date:  1 to 30 October, 2020

Venue: Online.

Agenda: Full overview of the draft agenda can be found here. You can add events you would like to attend to you calendar from here (by clicking on iCal icon). 

Due to COVID-19 the face-to-face meeting initially planned for June 2020 has been postponed to a series of online events that will take place from 1 – 30 October 2020.

Plenary sessions will guide the meeting, provide the orientation for the side sessions and bring back the feedback from these side sessions. Plenary sessions will be open to everyone (please register here) and they will happen from 14h00 to 15h30 Geneva time

  • GSC launch: Opening by coordinators – explanation of the meeting – update on strategy progress – pre-meeting survey (Thursday, 1 October from 14h00 to 15h30 Geneva time)
  • Keynote address: The Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing will present on the theme of the meeting and answer questions from the audience (Tuesday, 13 October from 14h00 to 15h30 Geneva time)
  • Ignite Talk: Panelists (TBC) will present on the theme of the meeting and answer questions from the audience (Wednesday, 14 October from 14h00 to 15h30 Geneva time)
  • GSC meeting closure: Summary of main conclusions and next steps - Closing remarks (Thursday, 29 October from 14h00 to 15h30 Geneva time)

Side sessions: Several side sessions will be happening during those days. Participants are not expected to attend all of them but rather select those that resonate with their interest. All sessions are open to everyone except the networking sessions which require a limited number of people to be effective. They will be as follows:

Open sessions:

  • Country presentations: A country-level shelter cluster coordinator presents their country (30”) and answers questions from the audience (30”). More information coming soon.
  • GSC Working Group or Community of Practice presentations: A WG or CoP presents the highlights of its work (30”) and asks for contributions or questions from the audience (30”). More information coming soon.
  • GSC Regional Fora presentations: organizations leading regional fora will present the main conclusions and next steps from these fora (30") and receive feedback from the audience (30"). More information coming soon.
  • Open Space discussions: These are 30” slots available to discuss any topic that anyone would like to share with other Shelter Practitioners. Any topic is welcomed from a proposal of a new global initiative to a good practice from the field. The deadline to submit topics is the 25 Sept. More information coming soon.

Closed sessions: upon invitation only:

  • Networking events cluster coordinators-shelter advisors: an opportunity for country-level coordinators from a certain region to meet other coordinators and global advisors. More information coming soon.
  • General networking events: on a first come first serve basis. More information coming soon.

Please mark and revise your calendars, and we look forward to welcoming you online in October.

The draft agenda is available here with sessions confirmed to date. Please check in again closer to the event date to see the full list of confirmed sessions.

SATISFACTION SURVEY: We would appreciate to hear your feedback on the performance of the cluster, it is important for us and it will help us adapt our services.










GSC  Stategy(2018 -2022) Narrative








GSC Stategy(2018 -2022) Summary








GSC Stategy(2018 -2022) Annexes

 HRP Snapshot 2020Q2

An introduction to the Global Shelter Cluster








GSC Achievements report 2019



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