GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER ANNUAL MEETING 2020

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GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER 2020 - ONLINE MEETING

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.

Meeting minutes of this event are now available. 

The agenda with the links to the different sessions is available here.

Satisfaction survey:  Every year the GSC undertakes a survey among its constituency to understand better their satisfaction, the tools they use most, and areas for improvement. Click here for the report of the survey

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

Plenary sessions guided the meeting, provided the orientation for the side sessions and brought back the feedback from these side sessions. Plenary sessions were open to everyone and they happened 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 presented on the theme of the meeting and answered questions from the audience (Tuesday, 13 October from 14h00 to 15h30 Geneva time)
  • Ignite Talk: Panelists (TBC) will presented on the theme of the meeting and answered 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 happened during those days. Participants were not expected to attend all of them but rather select those that resonated with their interest. All sessions were open to everyone except the networking sessions that required a limited number of people to be effective. They were as follows:

Open sessions:

  • Country presentations: A country-level shelter cluster coordinator presented their country (30”) and answered questions from the audience (30”). 
  • GSC Working Group or Community of Practice presentations: A WG or CoP presented the highlights of its work (30”) and asked for contributions or questions from the audience (30”). 
  • GSC Regional Fora presentations: organizations leading regional fora presented the main conclusions and next steps from these fora (30") and received feedback from the audience (30"). 
  • Open Space discussions: These were 30” slots available to discuss any topic that anyone would have liked to share with other Shelter Practitioners. Any topic was welcomed from a proposal of a new global initiative to a good practice from the field. The deadline to submit topics was the 25 Sept.

Closed sessions: upon invitation only:

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

Updates from country-level Shelter Clusters and Working Groups

Session name and date

What happened?

Want to know more?

Afghanistan,

Wednesday 14 Oct

Afghanistan presentation

Event page

Country page

Americas - REDLAC, Thursday 8 Oct

Americas Presentation

Event page

Contact Lilia Blades

Bahamas, Tuesday 6 Oct

Bahamas presentation

Event page

Country page

 

Burkina Faso, Monday 12 Oct

Presentation

Event page

Country page

Cambodia (WG), Wednesday 7 Oct

Cambodia Presentation

Event page

Contact Jonas Cordova Gomez ; Chanthida Dum

Chad, Thursday 15 Oct

Chad Presentation

Event page

Country page

DR Congo, Monday 19 Oct

DR Congo Presentation

Event page

Country page

Ethiopia, Thursday 22 Oct

Ethiopia Presentation

Event page

Country page

Indonesia, Thursday 8 Oct

Indonesia Presentation

Event page

Country page

Iraq, Tuesday 13 Oct

Iraq Presentation

Event page

Country page

Libya (WG), Wednesday 21 Oct

Libya Presentation

Event page

Country page

Mozambique, Tuesday 20 Oct

Mozambique Presentation

Event page

Country page

Nigeria, Thursday 22 Oct

Nigeria Presentation

Event page

Country page

Somalia, Monday 12 Oct

Somalia Presentation

Event page

Country page

South Sudan, Monday 19 Oct

Presentation

Event page

Country page

Sudan, Thursday 15 Oct

Sudan Presentation

Event page

Country page

Syria, Monday 5 Oct

Syria presentation

Event page

Country page

Vanuatu, Wednesday 7 Oct

Vanuatu presentation

Event page

Country page

Venezuela, Monday 5 Oct

Venezuela presentation

Event page

Country page

Yemen, Monday 19 Oct

Yemen Presentation

Event page

Country page

Updates from GSC Working Groups (WG) and Communities of Practice (CoP)

Session name and date

What happened?

Want to know more?

Urban Settlements WG, Monday 5 Oct

WG Presentation

Event page

WG webpage

NFIs WG, Tuesday 6 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

WG webpage

Promoting Safer Building WG, Wednesday 7 Oct

WG Presentation

Event page

WG webpage

Environment CoP, Monday 12 Oct

WG Presentation

Event page

CoP webpage or Contact Charles Kelly

Construction Standards WG, Tuesday 13 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

WG webpage

HLP Advisor, Wednesday 14 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

Contact Ibere Lopes

Cash WG, Thursday 15 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

WG webpage

Disability and Inclusion WG, Tuesday 20 Oct

WG Presentation

Event page

WG webpage

Shelter Projects WG, Wednesday 21 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

WG webpage

Diaspora WG, Monday 26 Oct

Summary of Session

Event page

WG webpage

Thematic Sessions

Session name and date

What happened?

Want to know more?

COVID and Shelter, Thursday 8 Oct

Presentation

Event page

Contact Seki Hirano

Localization, Tuesday 20 Oct

Presentation

Event page

Contact Miguel Urquia

Regional Fora, Wednesday 21 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

Contact Joseph Ashmore

Open Space Sessions

Session name and date

What happened?

Want to know more?

Energy, Shelter and Settlements, Monday 26 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

Contact Charles Kelly

Insulated floors and multi-year tarps, Monday 26 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

Contact Scott Key and Nicole Iman

De-risking with harmonized conditions of contract for construction for the shelter sector, Monday 26 Oct

Presentation

Event page

Contact Francois Baillon

Life Cycle Analysis and Improving Shelter Outcomes, Tuesday 27 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

Contact George Foden

BHA (former OFDA) and Shelter & Settlements 2021 Goals, Tuesday 27 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

Contact Alex Miller

Homes and Communities, Tuesday 27 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

Contact Sahdia KhanRichard Evans

Strategizing fire safety in shelter and settlements, Tuesday 27 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

Contact Danielle Antonellis

Update and launch of report into Research Themes for the GSC, Wednesday 28 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

Contact Charles Parrack

Roadmap for Research, Wednesday 28 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

Contact Hilmi Mohammed

Process of reconstruction and long-term impact of shelter programs, Wednesday 28 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

Contact Charles Parrack

Shelter IEC Compendium, Thursday 29 Oct

Video of the event

Event page

Contact  Boshra Khoshnevis

Moving from Funding to Financing Global Shelter and Affordable Housing in the 21st Century, Thursday 29 Oct

Presentation

Event page

Contact Peter Middlebrook

 

 

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 GSC Achievements report 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

GSC  Stategy(2018 -2022) Narrative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GSC Stategy(2018 -2022) Annexes

An introduction to the Global Shelter Cluster  

 

 

 

 

HRP Snapshot 2020Q2

 

 

 

GSC Meeting Agenda (to print)

       

 

 

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