Preparing Actionable Data for Inclusive Shelter - PADIS Phase 2

Project Details

The Preparing Actionable Data for Inclusive Shelter (PADIS) project supports the realisation of the rights of people with disability within humanitarian crises through improved understanding and use of disability data.

PADIS Phase 1 identified persisting knowledge gaps within the sector as well as unrealistic expectations of what disability data collection tools can do and inform during a humanitarian shelter response. Also  the need to shift attention from the global level, where awareness of the importance of disability inclusion is growing, to national levels where there is greater influence to deliver day-to-day change.

In Phase 2 we will  progress this work by delivering tailored disability data solutions based on in-country shelter response priorities and modalities.

We are planning a three stage approach:

  1. Implementation: We will include structured workshops to deliver, test, and refine learning content to build capacity on disability data.
  2. Learning: This will include collaborative learning between shelter practitioners and OPDs to design country specific data solutions.
  3. Supporting: We will transition from outside technical support provided by PADIS partners to an in-country peer support model.

Phase 2 will initially focus on Indonesia to supplement and strengthen current in-country shelter cluster initiatives to improve disability inclusion. We will adapt and expand to participants from other countries after learning content is refined.

We aim to elevate discussions and guidance on the use of disability data in humanitarian action with fuller consideration of the early response stage and shelter assistance modalities. We recognise that selecting the most appropriate disability data tools and approaches requires upskilling of humanitarian shelter professionals and OPDs.

Improved disability data skills will better ensure inclusive planning, design, and the measurement of impact. This has the potential to improve equity and equality of opportunity and participation in humanitarian shelter response between people with and without disability.


Dr Alex Robinson

Felix Kiefel-Johnson

Campbell McKay


  • Australian Red Cross (ARC)
  • Life Haven


Preparing Actionable Data for Inclusive Shelter - PADIS Phase 2 is funded and supported by Elrha's Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) programme, a grant making facility which improves outcomes for people affected by humanitarian crises by identifying, nurturing and sharing more effective, innovative and scalable solutions.

Elrha's HIF is funded by aid from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

Elrha is a global charity that that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. Visit to find out more.

Research Group

Designing disability-inclusive virtual healthcare Disability, Inclusion and Rehabilitation

School Research Themes

Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care

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Department / Centre

Nossal Institute for Global Health

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