Emergency shelters provide vital spaces for impacted, vulnerable or unhoused members of the community, prior to or post a hazard event. Our understanding of how best to facilitate the management of Disaster Shelters and people coming into shelters continues to evolve, as managers and practitioners integrate learns and upgrades from research, experience and
In CDEMA participating states, including OECS Member States, many existing emergency
shelters, in particular in smaller and more remote communities, were not originally designed as shelters, thus presenting functional and operational challenges and constraints.
The current COVID-19 pandemic also presents an additional layer of issues, constraints and protocols for consideration and adaptation for relevant authorities, agencies and communities. We, therefore, need to further explore the intricacies and challenges of developing and coordinating an effective emergency shelter management program within our communities.
In this webinar we will explore what it takes to have a successful shelter management
program which provides vital spaces for communities and ways to navigate around some of the potential challenges under the current pandemic and as the hurricane season approaches. We’ll look at resources, tools and tips that may assist you in enhancing or expanding your own program.
This Webinar will be presented in the form of a panel discussion with some practical elements that will provide guidance on shelter management during the 2020 hurricane season recognising the multi-hazard environment. It will be undertaken by a team of panellist with experience at the policy and operational level in advancing shelter management.