The BUiLD Consortium held the second research seminar on the 14th of July. The seminar was led by Professor Neil Towers who is the Research Lead at the Gloucestershire Business School and also led the recently completed Erasmus+ funded capacity building programme “Growing Indonesia – a Triangular Approach (GITA)”.
The seminar was attended by the BUiLD Steering Group and researchers from across the consortium. It acted as a first stepping stone to creating the research and knowledge transfer platform that will become an integral part of the BUiLD Disaster Resilience Network as a key project deliverable.
Cumulatively, partners hold a diversity of expertise in the field of disaster research. Areas include, for example, urban development, community engagement, engineering, architecture, supply chain logistics, medicine, psychosocial support, multi-agency interoperability and business continuity within the context of disaster mitigation and response. The aim of the BUiLD Disaster Resilience Network is to bring together and consolidate this expertise and encourage multi-stakeholder research collaboration within the context of future project exploitation activities. These may focus, for example, on impact studies; disaster mitigation consultation; post-intervention assessments; technical innovations; and support for policy-development.