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Humanitarian and International Development Panel

The Humanitarian and International Development Panel seeks to help structural engineers confront the challenges faced by the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world.

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.


  • Chairman
  • Up to 12 other members
  • Corresponding members



Get involved:

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. 

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