Fundraising Raffle – Enhancing Local Skills for Sustainable and Resilient Construction After Disasters

The frequency and impact of natural disasters is increasing. With this the importance of supporting disaster affected communities through sustainable and resilient approaches to construction is clear. Disasters are experienced annually in many parts of the world, such as the yearly floods in Sudan or typhoons in the Philippines. In 2018 alone, natural disasters have affected millions of people globally including the Sulawesi tsunami in Indonesia, and a volcanic eruption in Guatemala that displaced thousands.

The streets of Palu following the Sulawesi tsunami. Credit: AP.

In order to support QSAND’s work, aimed at building local skills to support sustainability and resilience in reconstruction, there will be a fundraising raffle hosted at the 2019 BREEAM Awards on 4th March. Funding raised by this raffle will cover a practitioner training course, awareness activities in a disaster-affected area, and associated technical support.

Four lucky winners will have a unique opportunity to learn about the disaster response and recovery process at BRE’s Watford site through a series of interactive experiences (BRE Wind Tunnel, Timber library, humanitarian demonstration shelter) and in-depth discussion with a disaster response professional.

Click here to find out more about the QSAND raffle.

Click here to donate to QSAND and enter the raffle prize draw.