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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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10 Oct 2017

Humanitarian Shelter Comes to BRE Innovation Park

When humanitarian disaster strikes, providing shelter for displaced people and families is one of the first critical components of emergency response.
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29 Jun 2017

The buildings that help rebuild lives and communities

With the increasing impact of climate change the number of natural disasters is growing rapidly. How do we ensure that affected communities can quickly and sustainably recover and rebuild their lives and communities? Providing shelter for displaced people and families is one of...
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17 Oct 2016

Meet Bria. She helps create sustainable sheltering in the humanitarian sector

Bria Fast, from Minneapolis, USA, is the first ever volunteer to join the QSAND team. She has been supporting the project in Nepal where the concept of a self-assessment tool is still very new.
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24 Mar 2016

QSAND in action in Nepal

A two day training course in Kathmandu, 30th -31st March, will introduce QSAND to humanitarian agencies in Nepal, supporting their vital work in disaster relief and recovery.
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12 Oct 2015

Developing resilience to natural disasters

How do those responding to the world’s growing number of natural disasters ensure that the affected communities have viable futures after the relief workers have gone home?
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