Certificate in Shelter and Settlements in Emergency Situations

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to discuss the relevance of providing accommodating shelter and even settlement in cases where natural disasters happen. As the number and complexity of disasters grow, governments and international organizations are making great efforts in increasing their technical and financial preparedness in addressing disasters whence reducing risk and vulnerabilities as well as adapting to changes in climate.


This course aims at equipping learners with skills and knowledge on how to respond to the needs of shelter when a natural disaster happens.


Course Objectives

At the end of the course, learners are expected to have garnered skills and practical expertise on shelter and settlement policies, methods, tools, and procedures in the humanitarian system.


Course Content

  • Practical knowledge for shelter and settlement design, planning and programming in disaster, crisis, and developmental setups
  • Shelter cluster system
  • Creating shelter needs assessment plans
  • Evaluation of the roles of humanitarian actors in promoting sustainable and resilient shelter
  • Operations of humanitarian agencies in post-disaster situations
  • Scenarios demonstrating cultural, environmental, and social awareness and the ethical practices relating to shelter



After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.



In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.


Training format:

All materials are made available through our online learning platform


Course duration: 3 months

Course fee: €500

Regions targeted: Global


Language: English and French

To register for the course, contact:

The Director of Admissions
Strategia, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

Tel: +31 616950 384

Email: info@strategianetherlands.nl
Website: www.strategianetherlands.nl

For more info contact us today