The course encompasses theoretical and practical knowledge, which provides participants the necessary skills to lead and coordinate shelter clusters in the field, in the context of a natural disaster. The course instructs students to anticipate and provide a high quality humanitarian shelter response. It prepares participants with an overview on shelter relief programmes and delves into assessment and evaluation, plans of action, logistics and settlement options, including architectural design and low technologies applied to shelters. Participants will also be given practical information on designing shelters in recovery programmes.
At the end of the course, participants will have acquired strategic and practical knowledge on shelter coordination policies, methods, tools and procedures in the humanitarian response system. Likewise, participants will learn to apply architectural and constructive solutions in a sustainable manner in all steps from relief to recovery. This course draws upon a team of lecturers with field experience in international relief institutions.
This course is offered as a part of the 60 ECTS Master’s Degree in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture. Students will be integrated into the classroom with the postgraduate level students taking the complete master’s programme.