Innovative humanitarian shelter
The 5th IFRC-SRU conference was hosted by German Red Cross in Berlin on May 3rd and 4th under the topic “Innovative Humanitarian Shelter- tried solutions and new ideas”.
During the two days, 86 participants exchanged on what innovation could or should mean for the Shelter sector, looking from various perspectives from technical and material improvements, innovation of traditional techniques and as well as participatory development of national guidelines or the use of data and forecast-based financing for better preparedness.
The humanitarian sector was represented by 8 Red Cross Red Cresecent National Societies and the IFRC, 2 UN organisations (UNICEF, UNHCR) some 8 NGOs (CRS, NRC, CRAterre, friendship Bangladesh, MSF France and Spain, GIZ, Humantektur) and several freelance consultants. Furthermore researchers from 8 Universities and Research Institutes as well as independant researchers and 10 suppliers and start-ups for emergency shelter solutions and shelter related NFIs participated to the conference.
The conference gave ample opportunity for networking and expert exchange between the different actors involved or interested in humanitarian sheltering.
Please see below for the agenda and the presentations from the conference.
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Posters (in alphabetical order)
Clever Roof_Jan Roekens_VUB
Climate Adaptive Large Scale Shelter_Eefje Hendriks_TUe
Containers shelter system_Toby Harden_Humanihut
HUSH Transitional Shelter_Susie Mair_Extremis Technology
Innovating PE tents_Alpinter
LIFESHELTER_Torben Holm Larsen_Real Relief
Multipurpose Unit_Salvatore Viscuso_PoliMi
Polymer Foam House_Andreas Mohr_PMFhousing
Refugee Housing Unit_Tim deHaas_Better Shelter