Shelter Meeting 2022

Shelter Meeting 2022

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Ecumenical Centre

1 Route des Morillons

1218 Le Grand-Saconnex


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The Shelter Meeting is your annual global sector event, online and in Geneva, hosted by the IASC GSC, organised by Shelter Centre.

About this event

The Shelter Meeting 22, facilitated by Shelter Centre, takes place on Friday 8th July, the last day IASC Global Shelter Cluster event. We would like to thank our hosts, the IASC Global Shelter Cluster, as well as our sponsors, InterAction, USAID/BHA, and other donors to be confirmed.

Live Video Conferencing and Venue: Participation will be live worldwide via video conference, and in-person at the Ecumenical Centre, 1 Route des Morillons, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland.

Register: Once you have clicked the green 'Register' button, you will be given the opportunity to choose:

Participation, via live video conferencing or in-person attendance.

Theme, during the registration process, you are also asked to submit your preferred choice of a theme for the Shelter Meeting 22. One suggestion is the theme of localisation.

Newsletter, you can also sign-up for a newsletter, to stay informed about the upcoming Shelter Meetings, other sector events and updates.

The draft agenda will be collated from your proposals for presentations and will be added here soon, as well as being circulated among registered participants.

Present: Presentation proposals are encouraged from all those eligible (see 'Participation' below for further information) especially, as always, from national capacities. If you would like to present at Shelter Meeting 22, please email by Friday 1st July CoB your presentation title, a summary, the presenter, and your agency details to If you are not able to attend in-person, live video conferencing is available to present and participate from around the world.

Preliminary proposals for presentations have been received from agencies including the Australian Red Cross and IASC Global WASH Cluster.

To encourage sharing and free discussion, presenters normally allow their presentations to be summarised and shared online, however Shelter Centre events are held generally under the Chatham House Rule:

“When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

To view past presentations, please visit the The Shelter Meeting Channel available on the Humanitarian Library, presentations from the last Shelter Meeting can be found under Shelter Meeting 19.

Participation: Eligible to participate are national and international Non-Governmental Organisations, the Red Cross Movement, International Organisations, United Nations bodies, IASC clusters, academic research bodies, donors, governments and independent humanitarian specialists. By vote, for-profit bodies may be included only under the auspices of an eligible agency.

Theme: A theme is agreed for each event. Presentations may either be related to the theme, or be generally relevant to our shared community of practice, meeting the objectives for the Shelter Meeting.

What is the Shelter Meeting?

There was a gap in Shelter Meeting for two years due to external events. We move therefore from Shelter Meeting 19 to Shelter Meeting 22.

The Shelter Meeting is the longest-running discussion space for the sector, always involving: local and development actors; and academia; governments; IASC CCCM, GPC and GWC clusters; non-cluster agencies such as MSF and ICRC; donors; and IFIs.

The Shelter Meeting is for technical practitioners of the humanitarian shelter sector, and all related sectors and areas of responsibility, from around the world. The Shelter Meeting provides the opportunity to support collaboration and communication within the global community of practice that has grown around it, over the past 15 years. The open and inclusive discussion of new topics, research and initiatives to encourage collaboration and communication between individuals and organisations.

Please refer to the Shelter Meeting website for further information and the governance of Shelter Meetings.

What are the objectives of the Shelter Meeting?

The objectives of the Shelter Meeting have evolved through community feedback to encompass:

  • Inclusivity, who else should participate and how might we engage them?
  • Prioritisation, what gaps exist in current technical guidance and resources?
  • Collaboration, on-going projects that would benefit from peer-reviews
  • Consensus, share good practice and lessons learned from the field
  • Capacity, announcements of publications, events or trainings

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