Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is a member-based not-for-profit organisation with 10 years experience in creating systemic change through humanitarian engineering. We do this by:
- Working in partnership to address a lack of access to basic human needs such as clean water, sanitation and hygiene, energy, basic infrastructure, waste systems, information communication technology and engineering education.
- Educating and training Australian students, engineers and the wider community on issues including sustainable development, appropriate technology, poverty and the power of humanitarian engineering.
- Leading a movement of like-minded people with strong values and a passion for humanitarian engineering within Australia and overseas.
Everyone has access to the engineering knowledge and resources required to lead a life of opportunity, free from poverty.
We connect, educate and empower people through humanitarian engineering.
Humanitarian engineering uses a people centered, strength based approach to improve community health, well being and opportunity.
2015 Strategic Aims & Objectives
Facilitate meaningful and lasting change
Together with our community partners, we strive to facilitate meaningful and lasting change through excellent development practices.
Engage individuals and organisations in meaningful volunteerism
We aim to engage individuals and organisations in community development by creating and promoting diverse opportunities for them to contribute effectively.
Improve development engineering practices
We aspire to improve development engineering practices by bringing together the development and engineering sectors and sharing our knowledge broadly.
Nurture development leaders
We aim to inspire, educate and train a community of advocates and leaders in development through creative and engaging initiatives.
Be a small giant
We strive to act with integrity upholding our values of community, sustainability, respect, learning and quality in all that we do.
Find out more about our 2015 Strategic Aims and Objectives.
We are a community of people and organisations who share a common vision for the future. Through collective action and community-led change we will learn more, achieve more and have fun together.
We strive to address the immediate needs of our communities without compromising the needs of future generations. Along with our people, our planet is our most valuable resource.
We build relationships based on mutual trust and respect. We believe all relationships thrive on a two way sharing of knowledge and culture.
We create new opportunities for learning and lasting change. We have a passion for continuous learning and seek to embrace and harness new experiences, wisdom, ideas and expertise.
We strive for quality, professionalism and excellence in everything that we do. We believe we can create positive and long lasting impact in the world.
EWB brings together passionate people who are committed to achieve lasting impact through a holistic approach to humanitarian engineering.
Our strength is our people – we pride ourselves on our diversity of skills, backgrounds, cultures and experience.
We show leadership and take an ambitious and brave approach to creating and sustaining change.
We learn together, work together and have fun together – inspiring collective action.
We contribute our time and resources with humility and generosity to advance EWB’s vision.
We are innovative and bold – we imagine a better future and work together to make it happen.