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PATHWAYS TO WORKING IN THE

HUMANITARIAN SECTOR AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE FOR BUILT ENVIRONMENT PROFESSIONALS

COURSE OUTLINE

DAY 1 - 22nd June TIME

TOPIC

FACILITATOR/S

9:00 - 9:30

Introduction Rules of engagement, overview, logistics

Esther Charlesworth - Architects without Frontiers Peter Lawther - PML & Associates/ University of Melbourne Graham Saunders - International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

9:30 - 10:30

What is the humanitarian sector?

Peter Lawther Ifte Ahmed - RMIT University

10:30 -10:45

MORNING TEA

10:45 -11:45

The global/regional humanitarian framework

Peter Lawther Graham Saunders

11:45 -12:30

Introduction to the international humanitarian sector through profiles of design and construction professionals working in the field (Facilitated panel discussion)

Esther Charleswort Panel: Graham Saunders Brett Moore - World Vision Leeanne Marshall - Architects without Frontiers Chris Howe - Australian Red Cross

12:30 -13:15

LUNCH AND MINGLING WITH PANEL MEMBERS

13:15 - 13:45

Emergenices/Natural Disaster Management Cycle

Peter Lawther Ifte Ahmed

13:45 - 15:45

Needs Assessment Planning - Responding to Disaster (Field exercise #1)

Brett Moore Graham Saunders

15:45 - 16:00

COFFEE BREAK

16:00 - 17:00

Personal and Professional Challenges of Development - Case studies from the field

David Kaunitz - Kaunitz Yeung Architecture Paul Pholeros - Health Habitat Esther Charlesworth - Architects without Frontiers

DAY 2 - 23rd June 9:00 - 9:30

Recap of Day 1

Peter Lawther

9:30 - 11:30

Participatory planning in development (Field exercise # 2)

Ifte Ahmed Peter Lawther

11:30 -12:30

Managing diverse stakeholders Case studies from the field

Kirsten McDonald Panel Brett Moore Peter Lawther

12:30 - 13:30

LUNCH AND MINGLING WITH PANEL MEMBERS

13:30 - 15:00

Professional opportunities - where to from here? (presentations from partner organisations)

15:00 - 15:30

COFFEE BREAK

15:30 - 16:30

Summary, reflection and evaluation

Presenting Organisations • Australian Red Cross • Engineers without Borders • Habitat for Humanity • Architects without Frontiers • ARUP • IFRC

Peter Lawther

Course outline 22-23 June 2013  
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