CAT Shelter After Disasters

IMG_0200 IMG_0273IMG_0339 IMG_0378IMG_0264_MG_0309IMG_0396IMG_0225Shelter and Construction Consultants facilitated a four day shelter practical workshop in July at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Machynlleth mid-Wales.

The course was forĀ Postgraduate students wishing to learn more about the issues surrounding shelter after disaster. Students of a variety of nationalities attended the course.

We were looking at the physical aspects of shelter and other issues such as dignity, vulnerability, income generation, gender and disability.

Ā The students successfully constructed shelters and provided a report to others on their course.

The experience provided an insight into the role of a shelter practitioner where it is important to work closely with communities to fully understand their needs and how best to provide technical support in shelter building activities.

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