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Novembre 2010

Housing and Urban Development South-South Transfer Award

30 November 2010
Development Workshop France received “Housing and Urban Development South-South Transfer Award – Special mention” on the 25th November at the ILO headquarters in Geneva.

The UN-HABITAT, the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) and the UNDP Special Unit for South-South Cooperation announced the winners of the Housing and Urban Development South-South Transfer Award, a special joint initiative which seeks to recognise housing and urban development practices that have been successfully transferred to other countries in the global South.
The awards have being presented on 25th November

Lesson from experience of Disaster Shelter or Reconstruction of Dwellings

8 November 2010
What has been the most important lesson you have learned from your own experience of Disaster Shelter or Reconstruction of Dwellings ?

After a conference about “Shelter after disaster”, Ian Davis asked 17 experimented friends to present their opinion in less than 150 words.
This is from John Norton / DWF President

The issue can be seen in the workshop title: ‘Shelter after Disaster’.

We should address safer shelter before the disaster and experience shows that it can be done. We need to do much more where we know what the risks are.