Shelter Meeting – The Settlements Approach and Urban Respon

August 19, 2018

Shelter Centre in collaboration with IMPACT Initiatives and the Global Shelter Cluster’s Urban Settlements Working Group are pleased to announce the next Shelter Meeting on Friday 6th July 2018 at Club Suisse de la Presse, Geneva, generously supported by USAID OFDA and DG-ECHO.


Over the course of the day, participants will discuss “the Settlements Approach and Urban Response”, sharing experiences, perspectives, research and initiatives, framed around several overarching questions:

  • How do Settlement and Area Based Approaches differ in urban and rural settings?
  • How could Settlement and Area Based Approaches offer practical means of facilitating the “humanitarian-development nexus”?
  • What is the relationship between these approaches and traditional humanitarian sectoral interventions? Are these approaches complementary?
  • Building on a growing evidence-base, what is the way forward with these approaches?

Complementing discussions and working groups, the ‘open-mic’ offered regularly through the Shelter Meeting will again be available, providing participants an opportunity to share good practice, priorities and new initiatives in-person and through live videoconference from around the world.

Access the event flyer here, for more information and an indicative agenda. To register for the event, please click here.