Communicating Technical Evidence: supporting people making decisions about shelter after disasters

In the aftermath of a disaster vast resources are deployed in the assessment of damage, humanitarian needs and vulnerability to hazards. There is however a mismatch between this analysis and its capacity to support recovery. It should inform and influence technical ministries, broaden the palette of tools used in the humanitarian shelter response and enable people affected by the disaster to adopt, reject or critique this advice. Are humanitarian shelter organisations reinventing the wheel each time? Are opportunities to build back safer being missed? Can technical experts agree about and highlight underlying weaknesses in the built environment? And does any of this reflect the reality of how and why people dwell as they do?

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