About Us


Shelter Centre is a non-governmental organisation registered in Switzerland which supports the sector of humanitarian operations that responds to the transitional settlement and reconstruction needs of populations affected by conflicts and natural disasters, from the emergency phase until durable solutions are reached.

As of 1st July 2014, Shelter Centre is running virtually in Geneva, without physical offices, due to funding constraints.  

Shelter Centre will continue to maintain its websites, containing thousands of resources from partners, as well as all of the guidelines, projects and trainings that Shelter Centre developed with its partners.

We would like to encourage all of our colleagues to continue to use and contribute to these resources, which were all prioritised, designed and developed in consensus in support of our shared community of practice.

Shelter Centre also looks forward to future collaborations with partners, developing further tools and resources, as well as ensuring that existing resources are developed to optimise their value. For these collaborations, Shelter Centre involves experienced sector professionals, experienced former interns and new interns working remotely.

Cover for Shelter Centre Annual Report 2009

Download the Shelter Centre Annual Report for 2009.

Download the Shelter Centre Annual Report for 2008.

Shelter Centre Annual Report 2007

Download the Shelter Centre Annual Report for 2007

All Shelter Centre activities are designed and maintained so that the maximum number of sector stakeholders participate in their development and benefit from their outputs.

Many activities are funded through a programme with DFID, 2006–2011, while others are funded bilaterally or multi-laterally.

Shelter Centre partners in the sector include United Nations bodies, the Red Cross Movement, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, academic and research groups, as well as donors.

As a sector support NGO, Shelter Centre builds collaboration, consensus and capacity through developing and maintaining:

  • strategic or policy guidelines;
  • technical guidelines;
  • technical training;
  • community of practice services; and
  • the global forum for the sector.

Contact details, staff details and more information about Shelter Centre can be accessed through the tabs above.