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"It was great seeing the awards on Saturday night. Fantastic recognition and emotion
for deserving recipients." 

Delegate survey response, EWB Celebrates event at National Council 2016


The Danny Awards (aka “The Dannys”)  are named after and inspired by the founder of Engineers Without Borders Australia -
Danny Almagor OAM.

Danny was inspired to create a framework for engineers, students and organisations to become involved in meaningful community development through engineering and founded EWB in 2002 with seven university friends.  As a Churchill Fellowship recipient  in 2003  Danny travelled overseas to  research and learn from other EWB organisations around the world.

In-addition to establishing EWB, Danny has also been an inaugural Social Entrepreneur in Residence at RMIT; chairperson of Jewish Aid Australia; served on the wisdom council for Hub Melbourne and founded Small Giants, an umbrella organisation that fosters socially and environmentally responsible businesses.  He is the recipient of the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 and an Australian Leadership Award.


Danny Almagor

In 2016 Danny was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM).   Danny continues to support EWB through Small Giants, creating a community of organisations and companies with shared values working to create positive social change.
(Read more about Danny and his inspiration to start EWB).


About the Danny Awards

About the Danny Awards

The Danny Awards recognise the outstanding achievements and excellence of our volunteers and members, our people who exemplify EWB's values and vision.

EWB's chapters around Australia nominate volunteers from their regions and universities who have excelled in their contribution to EWB throughout the year, demonstrating leadership in action and empowering others; applying engineering and technology to create positive social change; mobilising engineers to create sustainable communities and end poverty; and living EWB’s values and vision.

The nominees and recipients of the Danny Awards are announced and celebrated at EWB Australia’s National Council or in conjunction with World Humanitarian Day.

Danny Awards - Recipients & Nominees

Select a year below to see the Danny Recipients and Nominees for that year, the criteria for the EWB Leader & Mentor; EWB Humanitarian Engineer, EWB Influencer & Inspirer and EWB Achiever categories, and the citations highlighting the outstanding endeavours of our nominees.