Architects Without Frontiers have announced they will be conducting an introductory two day course for built environment professionals who wish to work in development and post-disaster scenarios. 

‘Pathways to Working in the Humanitarian Sector’ will take place from October 17 in East Melbourne and introduce built environment professionals to the humanitarian sector and identify pathways for future work experience in the field. 

The course is aimed at mid-career design and construction professionals who are interested in getting more involved in this environment, such as architects, landscape architects, quantity surveyors, construction managers, project managers, builders, engineers.

The course will be headed by Brett Moore who is experienced in the Humanitarian Sector and currently the Shelter and Reconstruction Specialist for the Global Rapid Response Team at World Vision International.

It will include a mix of ‘from the field’ case studies, expert presentations and practical exercises which will be broken up over the following itinerary:

Day One:                                                                                                                       

  • Introduction to the humanitarian sector
  • Emergencies / Natural Disaster
  • Management Cycle
  • Needs assessment planning
  • Case studies from the field

Day Two:                                                                                                                              

  • Participatory planning in Development
  • Personal and professional challenges of development
  • Practical exercises
  • Professional opportunities

The cost is $1,000 and in order to book you must email [email protected] with the attached form.