Presentation on theme: "GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER Update May 2009. GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER IASC members & standing invitees GSC active participants UNHCR, IFRC – co leads/conveners."— Presentation transcript:
GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER IASC members & standing invitees GSC active participants UNHCR, IFRC – co leads/conveners Archi-Urgent, Care, CHF, CRS, DFID, Habitat for Humanity, IOM, Medair, NRC, OFDA, Oxfam, ProAct, ProVention, RedR, Relief International, RICS, Save The Children, Shelter Centre, SKAT, UN Habitat, UN OCHA, UNRWA, World Vision
GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER Overall goal of the cluster approach “…..improving the effectiveness of humanitarian response by ensuring greater predictability and accountability, while at the same time strengthening partnerships between NGOs, international organizations, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and UN agencies.”
GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER Shelter Cluster deliverables to date at global level Training & capacity building: Coordination training Technical training Information management training Training of trainers Training modules to be made available on line Assessment tools: LENSS (Local Estimate of Needs for Shelter & Settlement) NAF (Needs Assessment Framework for use in developing appeals) Coordination guidance and support: Shelter Coordination Toolkit Shelter options: “Shelter Projects 2008” catalogue
GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER Shelter Cluster deliverables to date at global level NFI Standardisation: “Selecting NFIs for Shelter” guidelines Information management: IM toolkit, templates, common datasets, IM service Environmental impact: Environmental impact assessment guidelines Training for environmental advisors Monitoring and accountability: Performance Management System Global consultation project Resource mobilisation: Humanitarian logistics portal launched by IFRC to support interested cluster partners UNHCR logistics support to implementing partners
GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER Country level cluster activations Conflicts and ongoing crises – UNHCR as global shelter cluster lead or other agency in-country lead: Afghanistan, CAR, Colombia, Chad, DRC, East Timor, Georgia, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe Sudden onset natural disasters – IFRC as global shelter cluster convener: Pakistan (2005, 2007, 2008), Indonesia (2006), Mozambique (2007), Philippines (2006, 2008), Bangladesh (2007), Tajikistan (2008), Myanmar (2008), Nepal (2008), Haiti – IOM lead (2008) Country level cluster-based contingency planning for natural disasters: Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines etc.
GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER Country level cluster coordination models Conflicts and ongoing crises – UNHCR as global shelter cluster lead: Coordinator from UNHCR or other agency as agreed at country level Support from UNHCR or standby agreement agencies. Sudden onset natural disasters – IFRC as global shelter cluster convener: IFRC-led standardised Shelter Coordination Team (SCT) SCT comprises Coordinator, Information Manager, Technical Coordinator, Shelter Recovery Advisor, plus possibility of Environmental Advisors, Mapping Advisors, Assistant Coordinators as required. Generic ToRs agreed for all SCT positions IFRC funds cluster partners to deploy SCT members, who retain their own agency visibility within the SCT i.e. an interagency team to provide interagency coordination
GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER Global Shelter Cluster activities 2009 onwards Participation open to all humanitarian agency representatives Quarterly working meetings to review key issues arising from country level that could/should inform Global Shelter Cluster capacity building and preparedness activities Ad hoc meetings as required to support specific in-country clusters during a response Thematic reference groups of interested cluster partners to address key issues reflecting country level priorities – current groups comprise: Training Reference Group Technical Reference Group Contingency Planning and Preparedness Reference Group Information Management Reference Group Transition Phase Coordination Reference Group Built Environment Professions Reference Group Activities arising from the reference groups, including trainings, piloting of tools, reviews of country level clusters etc.
GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER Global Shelter Cluster contacts and information www. humanitarianreform.org www.sheltercluster.orgUnder construction IFRC – Graham Saunders firstname.lastname@example.org@ifrc.org UNHCR – Sajjad Malikmalik@email@example.com