Environmental issues in the Shelter Cluster

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					IFRC Shelter Coordination Workshop
       Environmental Issues

                C. Kelly
         Env. Reference Group
           ProAct Network
                   Focus
• Role of Environment Advisor
• SWOT
• Issues and Challenges
           Haiti Floods
• Shelter Env. Advisor Field Test
• Gaps in Shelter Cluster
  operations
• Difference between general
  technical support and
  environmental technical support
  not clear
• Weak local capacity to support or
  sustain work environmental focus
• Some follow-up
            West Sumatra Earthquake
• Good Cluster Support
• Local environmental
  awareness and capacity
• Focus on transitional and
  permanent shelter
• Takes time to understand
  context and build
  relationships
• Late & short deployment;
  no time for follow through
             Haiti Earthquake
• Good Cluster structure for engagement
• UNEP present & high salience of environmental
  issues (USAID REA, …)
• Difficulty in coordination across sectors (e.g.,
  shelter and camp management) give size of
  response
• Technical support demands and accomplishments
• Lots of small initiatives; no big ones
• Limited local capacity to continue activities @
  end of (emergency) Cluster
     Pakistan Floods
• General and Shelter-Relevant
  support provided
• Gov and Env. NGO engagement
  (WWF funding)
• Interest by some donors on
  environmental issues
• Focus on shelter & environmental
  impact
• Difficulty for non-humanitarian actor
  to engage humanitarian
  actors/Clusters
• GRRT Training incl. shelter issues
• Environmental Advisor hired locally
  by WWF for follow-up
             Issues and Challenges
• To have or to not have an Environment Advisor?
  (funding, funding, funding, administration, timing, skills needed, …)
• To focus on one issue or many? (how thin can you
  spread the butter…)
• Follow through and presence of local
  environmental support capacities (flash in the pan or
  sustained recovery?)
• Environment Advisor as coordinator or technical
  support advisor (Should NGOs hire their on technical
  support on environmental issues?)
• Assessing impact (which can be years later)
IFRC Shelter Coordination Workshop
       Environmental Issues

             Thank You

                C. Kelly
         Env. Reference Group
           ProAct Network

				
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