Promoting Safer-Building and Supporting Self-Recovery
On the 27th of January representatives from across the humanitarian shelter sector and academic research community met at CARE International UK for the first Promoting Safer Building project workshop.
- Further define the questions to which we are seeking answers.
- Determine an appropriate and effective multi-disciplinary approach/methodology.
- Outline an operational methodology for researching case studies.
The workshop invited many different people from various shelter and non-shelter humanitarian, academic and technical institutions and also included our project advisory group.
The main activities throughout the day were presentations on different self-recovery experiences shared by Bill Flinn and Daniel Pohoryles as well as a presentation on knowledge exchange and research ethics by Eefje Hendricks. Finally, Charles Parrack presented a literature/evidence synthesis on the notion of (safer) self-recovery.
See the presentations:
Self-Recovery in the Philippines and Vanuatu – Bill Flinn
Assisted self-reconstruction in Valparaiso, Chile – Daniel Pohoryles
Effective Knowledge Exchange for Post-Disaster Self-Recovery – Eefje Hendricks
These were followed by revolving group discussions around four key themes:
(1) Multidisciplinary research methods
(2) Research Questions
(3) Outputs and outcomes
(4) The ethics of post-disaster research
Outputs of the workshop
The outputs of the group discussions were brought together to define a clearer direction for the research, to establish four key research questions and to develop a multidisciplinary approach for the methodology. You can read more about this in the Workshop Report (coming soon).
How do individual households and communities self-recover from disasters?
What are the specific strategies adopted in self-recovery?
How do various actors support (or hinder) this process?
What are the specific interventions/conditions that support (or hinder) self-recovery?
A special thank you to all participants of the workshop who enabled a very fruitful discussion and have helped us move forward with this project.