Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
6:00 PM

Room 517, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) remains at the forefront of the humanitarian community’s shelter and settlements (S&S) activities, which focus on a common goal: the expeditious and appropriate provision of covered living space to adequately shelter displaced populations, while also promoting safer, healthier settlements that link emergency S&S assistance to longer-term recovery efforts.

Please join us for a conversation about response and recovery work in urban areas. We intend to discuss and unpack the role of humanitarian shelter advisors.

This event is hosted by MDes Risk & Resilience.

Charles A. Setchell

Mr. Setchell has nearly 40 years of experience in managing the process of physical, social, and economic change, both in the US and abroad. This professional experience is rooted in undergraduate (University of California, Davis) and graduate (University of California, Berkeley) degrees in urban and environmental planning, doctoral studies in urban planning at MIT, and doctoral research supported by a Fulbright Fellowship and MacArthur Foundation award. Mr. Setchell has participated in all major international disasters/crises involving a shelter response since his arrival at OFDA in 1998, designing and implementing Shelter and Settlements projects and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities in numerous countries. He makes presentations at training courses, meetings, and conferences on a regular basis, and has published on a wide variety of topics.

More information on USAID/OFDA Shelter and Settlements sector activities is available here.