Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Management

Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

8 February 2019

How can the private sector better work with the humanitarian sector in pre- post-disaster reconstruction and development to reinforce local ownership and support localisation ?

This one-day conference is an opportunity for the private and humanitarian sectors to meet and consider how to work together to support and develop local capacity for longer term sustainability and resilience. It will take the form of presentations about current and proposed initiatives and collaborative workshops discussing various issues related to collaboration between humanitarian, governmental, academic, and private partners.

With the impact of climate change becoming increasingly apparent, humanitarian partnerships with private sector companies are set to the rise. This conference is focused on sharing information about, identifying and promoting effective ways for the private and humanitarian sectors to better collaborate to promote outcomes which support and reinforce localisation.

Attendance is free for the humanitarian, NGO and charity sector, with only a modest fee for private sector partners. It takes place at BRE, one of the world’s leading built environment research and testing organisations, with a mission to improve the built environment for all. BRE is also the developer of QSAND, on behalf of IFRC, which is the freely available shelter and settlement sustainability and resilience tool to aid disaster reconstruction. BRE’s demonstration facilities include a life-size, walk-through humanitarian shelter, which will be available for viewing during the conference..

Further details here

Destination High Street: restoring vibrancy to Scotland’s towns

7 November 2018

This conference, organised jointly by the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (AHSS) and the Scottish Civic Trust (SCT) will explore the challenges faced by Scotland’s high streets and smaller town centres. Speakers will examine projects and schemes aimed at regenerating high streets and the conference will bring together experts on the subject tackling the issue from a range of perspectives. This is a rare chance to hear from people working at the cutting-edge of practice and policy.

Further details and bookings here

Culture in Crisis: Harnessing Heritage as a tool for Sustainable Development

21 November 2018

Hear from four leading, international organisations on their work to create social and economic opportunities through the promotion and preservation of global cultural heritage.

In this fascinating discussion, chaired by historian, author and broadcaster Bettany Hughes, representatives from Turquoise Mountain Trust, Environmental Quality International, Sustainable Preservation Initiative and Cultural Heritage Without Borders (Albania) will explore the complex social contexts in which their organisations work, from rural poverty, political instability, active conflict and post-conflict areas.

Examine the approaches and experiences of these organisations, their long-term social, cultural and economic impact and discuss their ongoing efforts to deliver meaningful change and empowerment for the communities that they work within.

This Culture in Crisis event is programmed in partnership with the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund.

Book your FREE ticket here

Crowdfunding for Arts & Heritage Organisations

9 November 2018

Location: Arts & Business Scotland, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, E12 5EZ
This training event will provide a ‘how-to’ guide to crowdfunding for cultural organisations. The event will include:

  • The who, what and why of crowdfunding
  • Crowdfunding stories
  • Practical group exercises
  • Methodologies
  • Developing your network and target audience

This event is aimed at organisations who are considering undertaking a crowdfund and who have a project in mind and who want to understand how to plan a crowdfund.

Further details here