Host: Yenny Gunawan ST. MA. (UNPAR)
On November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan battered Philippines central region and exposed the vulnerabilities of vernacular houses. Rehabilitation and reconstruction process will take years to complete, but the safety and security of the inhabitants were immediately needed. I-siguro Da-an (meaning safety first) transitional shelter presents simple plan and design that considers acceptable typhoon risks with reliable method, makes it affordable and effective. The Shelter’s open-source design allows adoption by various humanitarian organizations and hundreds units were built.