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ATEC biodigesters commence roll-out into Bangladesh

ATEC biodigesters commence roll-out into Bangladesh

Pictured: In Bangladesh, Akhi is trialling the ATEC biodigester. Since launching as a social enterprise, ATEC* (of which EWB Australia is a shareholder) has reached over 1,500 households across rural Cambodia with its biodigester technology. Last year, a AU$2.35...

Farming tech from afar

Farming tech from afar

Pictured: Concept note for an Agrilab project The Agrilab is a co-design and capacity building program working to enable accessible agricultural livelihoods for people living with disabilities in rural Cambodia. The Agrilab involves a series of codesign workshops,...

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Sonya Rand joins the Board of EWB Australia

Sonya Rand joins the Board of EWB Australia

EWB is delighted to announce the appointment of Sonya Rand to the EWB Australia Board.  A Chartered Chemical Engineer, Sonya has held advisory roles with the Australian Attorney General’s Office and DFAT, addressing issues of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery in...

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Women In Engineering Day 2020: webinar

Women In Engineering Day 2020: webinar

View the webinar recording here. Despite the opportunities available to women in engineering, the percentage of women in the engineering workforce sits below 13%. Defying the national trend, at Engineers Without Borders Australia, women make up 30-45% of the programs...

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How can we take reconciliaction?

How can we take reconciliaction?

By EWB CEO, Eleanor Loudon Over the past week, there has been much reflection, sharing, and (online) gathering in support of National Reconciliation Week. This year's theme #InThisTogether mirrors the Covid-19 pandemic call-to-action, whilst being a pointed reminder...

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Increasing access to energy on Country

Increasing access to energy on Country

Currently, many Indigenous communities are only able to access reliable energy on Country through the use of petrol and diesel generators - which can be costly to run and maintain - or through fixed renewable energy systems that are prohibitively expensive. In 2020...

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Menstrual hygiene needs attention. Period.

Menstrual hygiene needs attention. Period.

Menstrual hygiene is gaining traction as a critical water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) concern in the Asia-Pacific, and intersects many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In Timor-Leste, our WASH program works to support the needs of rural communities in...

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Reflections of a volunteering lifer

Reflections of a volunteering lifer

Pictured: Heidi as a volunteer with EWB working with a local project team, on a water supply project, conducting a topographical survey for a water supply distribution line at a rural agricultural college in remote Timor-Leste. This National Volunteer Week, long-time...

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What I learnt – EWB Design Summit Cambodia

What I learnt – EWB Design Summit Cambodia

Georgia is based in Brisbane, studying Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology, with Bachelors in Medical Engineering and Physics. More recently, Georgia has been shadowing medical and electrical engineers at Nova Biomedical as part of a work experience...

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Electric Mobility in Rural Cambodia

Electric Mobility in Rural Cambodia

The future of mobility technology is exciting, and will lead to higher quality, more affordable, easy to use and universally accessible products and services. It is critical that this emerging field keeps up with or leads broader global trends in mobility, such as the...

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Supporting diversity at Mardi Gras 2020

Supporting diversity at Mardi Gras 2020

“In Australia, LGBTQIA+ engineers are often asked, “why do you need to be out at work?” It’s not so much of being out, it’s more that I like to be transparent about who I am.“  - Tana Tan Dr Tana Tan is half Thai, half Malaysian, fully engineer, and fully gay (and...

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Melbourne Climate Change Event Wrap

Melbourne Climate Change Event Wrap

On a Thursday evening in February we hosted a dialogue around climate action and sector responsibility. “Reimagining the role of the technical sector in the face of climate crisis” was a sell-out event, a nod to the passion and dedication of our community to ensure...

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Work on water guidelines in Vanuatu

Work on water guidelines in Vanuatu

In Vanuatu, the Climate Crisis presents new challenges around access to safe water. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) is: CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Worldwide, 2 out of 5 people do...

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