Humanitarian Institute


Masterclass on Safer, More Resilient Communities Through Safe and Resilient Schools

19 October 2018, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Safer Schools

Event Information

Open to



UCL Roberts Building, Room 422

Conveners: Dr Carmine Galasso, UCL CEGE and Dr Joanna Faure Walker, UCL IRDR

Open to: Students | Academics | Alumni | Public

Admission: FREE but you must register via eventbrite

Following the Evening Conference on Safer, more resilient communities through safe and resilient schools: international case studies, this one-day masterclass will introduce delegates to:

  • A series of tools (e.g., rapid visual survey forms, mobile apps) for a rapid yet reliable multi-hazard taxonomy development and vulnerability prioritization of school infrastructure (Lecture 1 and exercise 1);
  • Methodologies for rapid post-disaster damage assessment and tagging of school buildings against potentially destructive natural hazards, i.e. earthquake, typhoon, and flood (Lecture 2);
  • Example on how to enhance multi-hazard resilience of schools through retrofitting of school buildings and disaster risk reduction education (Lecture 3);
  • Example on how to manage post-disaster emergency, e.g., assess the suitability of school building as initial evacuation shelter and temporary accommodation (Lecture 4 and exercise 2).

Tentative agenda:

9:30 Registration

10am Welcome from Dr Carmine Galasso

10:10 Lecture 1 - Dr Arash Nassirpour (50 min)

11:00 Coffee

11:15 Exercise 1 - led by Dr Arash Nassirpour, Dr Carmine Galasso, and De La Salle University (45 min)

12:00 Lecture 2 - Dr Flavia De Luca (University of Bristol) (45 min)

12:45 Lunch

14:00 Lecture 3 - TBD (60 min)

15:00 Coffee

15:15 Lecture 4, Dr Joanna Faure-Walker (45 min)

16:00 Exercise 2 - led by Dr Joanna Faure-Walker, Alexandra Tsioulou, and Resilience Global (45 min)

16:40 feedback / lessons learned (All)

17:00 end session

Please note that spaces on this masterclass are limited, so we ask that you only register if you are sure that you can attend the full day. We will send out a short questionnaire to complete ahead of the event, which must be completed to confirm your registration.

Registration will open on 24th September.

Register via Eventbrite