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Teach a girl to fish

Teach a girl to fish

Erin and the MECCA-M Power grant: Chapter One. On the eve of setting off on my trip to the Torres Strait as part of my undertaking for the MECCA-M Power grant, I’ve been reflecting on how this project is a fantastic synergy of my personal journey.  A very strong theme...

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Linking technology to my principles of social justice.

Linking technology to my principles of social justice.

Rameen Hayat Malik reflects on a life changing experience, as part of the first ever EWB Australia Design Summit Study Tour to Samoa In July 2017. “For me, there was always a motivation to do something meaningful. I just didn’t quite understand what that looked like...

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School students remind me of ‘the why’

School students remind me of ‘the why’

“For me, there was always a motivation to do something meaningful. I just didn’t quite understand what that looked like or how it was to be done."   “Streaks of yellow and orange fill the sky as the sun sinks below the ocean horizon – another beautiful sunset to...

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Exploring ways to encourage Pro-Bono

Exploring ways to encourage Pro-Bono

How can we encourage Pro Bono services in our industries? This was the question raised at the recent think tank event organised by Engineers without Borders (EWB) and Engineers Australia (EA).During this event participants were given the opportunity to engaged with a...

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Kinship and Culture – training promotes understanding

Kinship and Culture – training promotes understanding

 It has been 27 years since the famous handshake between the Minister for Indigenous Affairs and his Opposition counterpart, symbolising a great beginning to the statutory Aboriginal reconciliation process. Yet constitutional and legislative deficiencies in the...

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Exploring ways to encourage Pro-Bono

Exploring ways to encourage Pro-Bono

How can we encourage Pro Bono services in our industries? This was the question raised at the recent think tank event organised by Engineers without Borders (EWB) and Engineers Australia (EA). During this event, participants were given the opportunity to engaged with...

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Kickstart with Mecca M-Power Boot Camp

Kickstart with Mecca M-Power Boot Camp

In early August, Chelsea Hayward, the recent winner of the MECCA M-Power grant supported by a partnership between Engineers Without Borders Australia and MECCA Brands, participated in a bootcamp for young female social entrepreneurs. The bootcamp formed part of the...

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Understanding the Indigenous legacy enriches Engineering

Understanding the Indigenous legacy enriches Engineering

How far back to we need to go to understand the engineering solutions that have been applied to shape our landscape?  In Australia examples like the Brewarrina Fish Traps in South Western New South Wales, recognised by Engineers Australia as a heritage location...

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Coming together for Naidoc

Coming together for Naidoc

NAIDOC outreach events have become a staple in the Vic EWB calendar. As always a troupe of volunteers represented by national office, state chapter, university and professional associate alike all pile into cars and journey up to Barmah for a day dedicated to the...

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Embracing Aboriginal Culture Through EWB Partnership

Embracing Aboriginal Culture Through EWB Partnership

Structural Engineer Katie Brown recently participated in an Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Design for Development programme in partnership with the University of Adelaide.  The programme included a small number of workshops and a seven day tour across regional...

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Professional Skills Development in Cambodia

Professional Skills Development in Cambodia - Improving employment pathways for graduates in technical sectorsOn 26th January 2017, EWB's Professional Skills Development project ran a Link & Learn workshop in Phnom Penh in collaboration...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017

We are celebrating International Women's Day 2017 with a couple of inspiring announcementsAt EWB we believe that diversity and equality not only create a richer society, they also help to foster innovation, inspiration and solutions that help us solve some of...

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RainWater Cambodia: Empowering Cambodians

RainWater Cambodia: Empowering Cambodians

By Lachlan Guthrie - originally published on his blog. Recently my friend and colleague Rov Sokkhai wrote a small case study about the operations and maintenance training at RainWater Cambodia. The excellent case study shows that empowering people ends with better...

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Celebrating the Making an Impact Summit 2016

Celebrating the Making an Impact Summit 2016

EWB's ‘Making an Impact’ Summit celebrates the work of students across Australia and New ZealandAnnual event held at EWB's new home, The Dream Factory in FootscrayFor the second year running, university students from across Australia and New...

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