2012-2013 EWB Challenge Launch Presentation

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Emily Mattiussi – [email protected]
EWB Challenge Manager, Engineers Without Borders UK
MISSION: To
empower human
development through
engineering
VISION: A world
where everyone has
access to the
engineering they
need for a life free
from poverty
Student Membership: 5,500
34 Student Branches around the UK
Contact: [Student branch email]
828M people live in slums
884M people lack access to clean water
1.3B people lack access to reliable electricity
1.5B people have inadequate shelter
2.6B people lack access to basic sanitation
Sustainability:
Sustainable use of natural resources and
minimise any impact to the local
environment, biodiversity or global
climate.
Appropriate Technology:
Adapting existing low risk technology
and apply modern engineering
methods
Active Partnerships:
Building long term relationships and work
in collaboration with communities and
local organisations
People Participation:
Demand-led development and participatory
change
Started in 2007
18,000 students
84% of accredited engineering
programs
Produce engineering graduates who have an increased awareness
of their individual responsibility as global citizens and as
engineers
Better prepare engineering undergraduates for increasingly
international industry, in particular where it affects the lives of
disadvantaged communities in developing countries
Help our community partner organisations achieve their poverty
reduction goals in developing countries and thereby alleviate the
suffering of impoverished people
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BavRqeWqWng
Divided into
communes
Main transport
through canals
Main communication
through
loudspeakers
Housing Design and
Construction
Energy
Water and
Sanitation
Transportation
ICT
Waste Management
CHALLENGE FINAL
Five teams from [university] entered into the National Competition
The Finals will be in June 2013
Prizes may included fully-funded placements at EWB Summer
Schools, training courses, bursaries for resource libraries…
Judged on non-technical criteria
RESOURCES
EWB Australia Website
http://www.ewb.org.au/explore/initiatives/ewbchallenge/hfhewbchallenge
• Videos and multimedia
• Data
• Discussion Forum
EWB UK Website
http://www.ewb-uk.org/ewbchallenge
Questions?

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