The role of design and project managers in post-disaster recovery will be discussed at a public lecture at RMIT University next week (17 October).
Former Queensland Premier and current CEO of YWCA, Anna Bligh will join Graham Saunders from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to discuss why involving design and project management professionals is essential to effective post-disaster and development practice.
Ms Bligh will share insights on the lessons learned in post-disaster recovery from the 2011 Queensland flood disaster.
Mr Saunders will discuss the role of built environment professionals in providing post-disaster shelter.
The event includes the launch of RMIT's new Shelter and Settlements in Disasters and Development course.
Part of the University's Master of Project Management program's Post-Disaster Project Management stream, this specialist course is offered in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and
Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the world's largest humanitarian organisation.
This highly-specialised study stream is expected to fill the knowledge and skill gap that currently exists in the project management industry.
It is aimed at people working in the humanitarian sector wanting to strengthen their project management skills and at commercial project managers considering making a switch to the humanitarian sector.
What: Public Lecture: Promoting Resilience in Post-Disaster Recovery
When: Friday, 17 October, 9am-12pm
Where: Emily MacPherson Building (corner of Russell and Victoria Streets, Melbourne)
For interviews: Deputy Head, School of Property Construction and Project Management, Associate Professor Tayyab Maqsood (03) 9925 3916 or 0422 728 403.
For general media queries: Louise Handran, (03) 9925 9088 or 0400 715 363.