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16 Jan 2019

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...
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07 Jan 2019

Vantage Partners and World Vision International at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place at BRE on the 8th February, will look at developing mutually beneficial relationships between the private and humanitarian sectors.
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07 Jan 2019

QSAND and the Sustainable Development Goals

Through QSAND we are making a contribution to aid the achievement of several of these goals in disaster-affected communities around the globe.
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20 Dec 2018

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...
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12 Dec 2018

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...
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15 Oct 2018

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...
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11 Oct 2018

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2018: – QSAND supporting the reduction in direct disaster economic losses

The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every 13th October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. Each year a different theme of disaster reduction is highlighted, and for 2018 the focus is on reduction of...
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01 Aug 2018

Earth Overshoot Day 2018

Today, August 1st, has been announced as 2018 Earth Overshoot Day; by the Global Footprint Network (GFT). This is the day when yearly global human consumption of natural resources passes the point that can be regenerated naturally. Earth Overshoot Day has been identified by...
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27 Oct 2017

Cycling for Healthcare Buildings in Myanmar – a project for Article 25 and the BRE Trust

In February this year, I got an email from a contact of BREEAM, Tom Dollard from PTE Architects, asking if I would be interested in taking on an exciting challenge. That challenge would be cycling 500 miles around Myanmar, whilst raising money for charity and undertaking building...
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11 Oct 2017

Celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13th October!

The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every 13th October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. Over the last 20 years, over...
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