Partner IFRC-SRU tests winterisation kits in Mongolia
Partner IFRC-SRU is currently (January – February 2015) testing winterised tents and winterisation kits in Mongolia. A winterisation kit is an upgrade for a family shelter that provides protection against the cold winter temperatures. Mongolia was chosen because of its extremely cold, long winters and short and cool summers. For this research, IFRC-SRU works together with the British Red Cross and the Mongolian Red Cross.
One of the winterisation solutions being tested is a solution developed within S(P)EEDKITS by partners IFRC-SRU, SIOEN and Centexbel.
Further, also the so-called Shelter Socket, developed within S(P)EEDKITS by partners PRACTICA and IFRC-SRU, is being tested. This is a novel system that enables easy, reversible but theft-proof mounting of an A4-sized panel on a shelter membrane. On the outside, it has photovoltaic panel; on the inside it offers a universal socket for charging typical electronic devices, like a smart phone.
More information (including a short item shown on the Mongolian television) can be found here: http://ifrc-sru.org/mongolian-tv-features-sru-team/