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Call for abstracts for project case studies now closed

The call for abstracts for project case studies for inclusion within Shelter Projects 2019-20 was open from late March to late August 2020 and has now closed.           

Criteria for case study inclusion

The Shelter Projects Working Group panel will use the following criteria as a guide to agree on which case studies should be included:

  • The shelter project must be wholly completed, or solid learnings can be gained from the project implementation to date.
  • Given the scale of emergency shelter need every year, case studies must have had large-scale impacts. Discontinued trials or design concepts will not be included.
  • The majority of the project must be implemented within the first year following a natural disaster, or over longer timeframes for recovery processes. For conflict, chronic emergencies and return processes, longer time scales will be considered.
  • Accurate project information is available from staff involved in the project implementation.
  • The case studies should illustrate a diversity of approaches to meet shelter need. Providing shelter is more than simply designing architecturally impressive structures.

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