Thursday, April 19th, 2018
12:00 PM

Room 124, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

It is no longer the case that humanitarian shelter assistance is a tent in a camp. Find out about recent crises and current practice by joining a discussion with Charles Setchell, where he will highlight:

  • USAID/OFDA activities in urban areas in response to, and anticipation of, disasters and crises.
  • Recent and foreseeable “Shelter and Settlements” projects, and
  • The need to re-think the link between humanitarian assistance and reconstruction.

This event is co-hosted by the Department of Urban Planning and Design and 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.

To download the handout for this talk, please click here.