Geoff has been appointed a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors President’s Commission on Disaster Management. He hopes to contribute towards initiatives to increase collaboration between the different built environmental professions and reinforce efforts to increase links with local professions in countries exposed to environmental hazards and man-made disasters.
Geoff was invited to attend a conference at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) organised by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). The meeting was entitled ‘Private Sector Consultation on voluntary guidelines on responsible governance of tenure of land and other natural resources’ and about 100 delegates. The conference consisted of presentations by FAO staff and working sessions to formulate guidelines. The meeting was the first of a number of such meetings to be held in most regions of the world. Further details of the FAO initiative can be found here.