Reconstruction following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)  –  A Review of a QSAND Application in the Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, struck the Philippines in November 2013. It is considered one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded with Category 5-equivalent winds and five to six-meter storm surges at landfall. It left neighbourhoods and infrastructure in ruins with over 1.1 million houses destroyed or damaged and over 12 million people … Continue reading “Reconstruction following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)  –  A Review of a QSAND Application in the Philippines”

Research and Development in Disaster Response – A focus of the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

Effective collaboration between the private and humanitarian sectors is important in post-disaster response and recovery. It can help to ensure that immediate action is taken efficiently and support the building of local capacity to respond to future disasters. The Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference, taking place on the 8th February at BRE, will explore … Continue reading “Research and Development in Disaster Response – A focus of the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference”

Arup and Better Shelter at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place on the 8th February at BRE, is focused on exploring the best ways for the private and humanitarian sectors to collaborate in support of localisation and local capacity building in disaster response activities. One of the breakout sessions will focus on the construction and infrastructure sectors … Continue reading “Arup and Better Shelter at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference”

Disaster Response in Gorkha District – Catholic Relief Service’s QSAND Application in Nepal

In April and May 2015, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake and series of aftershocks that destroyed or damaged in excess of 800,000 homes and affected over 6 million people (source: Shelter Projects Nepal Earthquake Overview). The severity of the earthquakes, the scale of the damage, and the approaching winter presented serious challenges to relief … Continue reading “Disaster Response in Gorkha District – Catholic Relief Service’s QSAND Application in Nepal”

RedR UK and The Urban Hub at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place at BRE’s Watford campus on 8th February 2019, is focused on exploring the best ways for the humanitarian and private sectors to work together to develop local capacity for longer- term sustainability and resilience. The desire in the private sector to support disaster relief and development … Continue reading “RedR UK and The Urban Hub at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference”

Enhancing Community Energy Resilience – QSAND and Loughborough University Research Collaboration

Goal number 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. From 2000 to 2016, the proportion of the global population with access to electricity increased from 78 per cent to 87 per cent, but that still leaves just under 1 billion people … Continue reading “Enhancing Community Energy Resilience – QSAND and Loughborough University Research Collaboration”

Working Together for Disaster Relief – Private Sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action

On the 8th of February BRE will be hosting the Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, which aims to bring professional and financial services, manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors together with humanitarian actors to examine ways that these groups can work together in post-disaster reconstruction and development. Held collaboratively with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Save the … Continue reading “Working Together for Disaster Relief – Private Sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action”