In 2017, CARE Philippines won a World Habitat Award in recognition of its 2013 Typhoon Haiyan shelter self-recovery programme. The programme supported 16,000 families to reconstruct their houses and make a number of important improvements. In 2019 World Habitat funded a peer exchange event in the Philippines to share knowledge and experience on the technical, social and financial aspects of the shelter self-recovery programme. The event was attended by CARE Philippines’ local partners, representatives from international organisations, non-governmental organisations and donors. It was facilitated primarily by CARE Philippines local partners, who were instrumental in responding to Typhoon Haiyan as well as a range of other disasters to have affected the country in recent years.
Soaring high: Self-recovery through the eyes of local actors
This report analyses the self-recovery process in the Philippines following super-typhoon Haiyan. The report presents the findings from a peer exchange event hosted by World Habitat which reflected on the lessons learned and the implications for supporting self-recovery in humanitarian shelter practice. The report makes recommendations on: needs assessment or context analysis; project design and implementation; monitoring and evaluation; and community organising for disaster risk reduction.
- Countries: Philippines, Global
- Co-authors: World Habitat
- Published: September 2019