CENDEP (the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice) at Oxford Brookes University is the project co-lead partner (with CARE International UK). CENDEP coordinates partner activities and will draw together data and analysis from CARE-led fieldwork and the other partner activities and then disseminate overall findings and outputs. CENDEP is also leading research on the connections between shelter and health.
CARE and CENDEP hosted a Multi-sectoral Learning Day on May 14th 2020. Over 100 participants from humanitarian and development sectors came together to share knowledge of the connections between housing/shelter and health.
We are now planning a second Learning Event in May 2021 which will focus on shelter and mental health.
This report contains the proceedings of a Multi-sectoral Shelter and Health Learning Day hosted by the ‘Self-recovery from Humanitarian Crisis’ research group in May 2020. The report, which includes summaries of 20 presentations by humanitarian and development experts, explores how shelter support for housing reconstruction, including through self-recovery, can contribute to physical and mental wellbeing in the short- and long-term for people recovering from disasters.
The report aims to share knowledge about the connections between housing and mental and physical health, and contains recommendations to inform humanitarian shelter responses and ensure wide co-benefits of post-crisis rebuilding, especially in self-recovery contexts.