The Master level short course “Humanitarian Shelter and Settlement”, offered in Barcelona by the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya is certified by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The course encompasses theoretical and practical knowledge, which provides participants with the necessary skills to lead and coordinate Shelter Clusters on the field, in the context of a Natural Disaster. The course instructs students in order to anticipate and provide a high quality humanitarian shelter response. It prepares participants with an overview on Shelter Relief Programmes, and delves on the assessment and evaluation, plan of action, logistics, and the settlement options, including architectural design and low technologies applied to shelter. Participants will also be given practical information on designing shelter 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 from relief to recovery. This course draws upon a team of experienced lecturers on the field, working in International Relief Institutions.