USAID/OFDA Shelter and Settlements Training Course

USAID/OFDA Shelter And Settlements Training Course

Module 2:  Issues and Concerns

This module emphasizes the need to understand local contexts through careful assessment that includes detailed analysis of damage profiles, settlement characteristics, organizational capacities, markets, and various opportunities for sheltering people. As more disasters occur in urban areas, shelter approaches and assessments must recognize the importance of local context and the linkages to longer-term needs. This module also touches on links with related sectors, and the multi-faceted nature of settlements. Some of the key considerations here include markets, regulatory environments, hazards and risks, safety, dignity, protection, and gender. 

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