The panel identifies specific training needs and informs members of relevant codes and good practice.
It identifies key professional competencies required to work in disaster relief, urban and rural development, resilience planning and other humanitarian activities.
It also maintains contact with relevant charities and UK Government agencies.
As an experienced practitioner in the humanitarian and international development sector you will work with the panel to provide useful guidance and updates to members working in this area.
You will attend four meetings a year and have full access to all related documents. You will undertake some work between meetings.
Participating in the panel is a great way to contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
We invite expressions of interest in panel membership each September, contacting all members except Student Members.
Contact the panel if you have questions about their work.
Explore our range of online training, recorded lectures and up and coming events.
This framework, developed by the Institution’s Humanitarian and International Development Panel, is designed to illustrate the types of skills that structural engineers will require to be successful in the development sector.
This article describes the climate-positive design for the campus of the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture.
This EEFIT Field Mission report details the effects of the Mw6.9 earthquake which struck the Aegean coasts of Greece and Turkey on 30 October 2020.
This article provides a realistic overview of the practical and ethical considerations when seeking to work in the sector.
This evolving series of FAQs provides guidance on considerations when acting in the humanitarian and international development sector.
An introduction to the goals and how structural engineers can use them to tackle the climate crisis and create a better world.
Tom Newby has spent the last 14 years forging careers in two fields – structural engineering and humanitarian aid. His dual roles have seen him work in Bath, Haiti, New York, the Philippines, London and Nepal.
Building footbridges with poor communities in rural Africa - an introduction to the life changing humanitarian work of Bridges to Prosperity
This article, based on the winning entry to the IStructE Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award 2021, discusses innovative approaches implemented at Stellenbosch University, South Africa to develop technical competency in structural engineering and associated fields.
The development of a vernacular-improved affordable, sustainable, and seismically-resilient bamboo housing technology for Latin America and beyond.
Franky Ken MIStructE talks about his experiences in the humanitarian and international development sector. Franky is a full member of the Institution's Humanitarian and International Development Panel.
Step Haiselden MIStructE talks about his experiences in the humanitarian and international development sector. Step is a full member of the Institution's Humanitarian and International Development Panel.
Discover how Build It International has developed a livelihoods approach to community building.
Shalini Jagnarine-Azan MIStructE talks about her experiences in the humanitarian and international development sector. Shalini is a full member of the Institution's Humanitarian and International Development Panel and a Council and Board member.