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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,...

Wetlands sanitation on the Tonle Sap Lake

Wetlands sanitation on the Tonle Sap Lake

World Wetlands Day (2nd February) raises global awareness about the importance of wetlands and the need to restore, conserve and promote sustainable use. The day was founded by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 1971, where contracting nations commit to identifying...

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The EWB Challenge on the world stage

The EWB Challenge on the world stage

This year’s EWB Challenge Showcase was delivered in collaboration with the World Engineers Convention (WEC) and created a dynamic atmosphere that sets the bar for engagement and activation of the engineering and engineering education sectors. Each year, the EWB...

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Portrait of a new stereotype

Portrait of a new stereotype

MePatricia Tatel, a student from the University of Queensland, joined as a volunteer on EWB's Torres Strait Regioneering trip last month. Led by EWB/Mecca MPower grant recipient Erin Hughes, the trip aimed to build on the school outreach work that EWB has previously...

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1000 young leaders unleash on the SDGs

1000 young leaders unleash on the SDGs

1000 participants. 150 facilitators. 9 days. 1 location. That's the United Nations UNLEASH, an annual program that started in 2018 (and will continue to 2030), where 1000 young leaders from various fields (and from over 160 countries) come together to generate new,...

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Scoping for best-practice

Scoping for best-practice

Much has been written about the EWB Challenge—our ground-breaking, first-year University program, now in its 13th year. Embedded into the curriculum of 28 Australian and New Zealand Universities (and adopted by EWB organisations around the world), the EWB Challenge...

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Water shortage solution for Cambodian families

Water shortage solution for Cambodian families

4 EWB Field Professional volunteers placed with RWC since 2015 Underground rainwater tank pilot tested in 10 households (57 individuals total) Over 20 RWC staff and interns capacity strengthened  Climate change has brought about significant drought and rain-scarcity...

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Link Research Symposium 2019

On Monday 2nd December RMIT kindly hosted our annual Link Research Symposium. The Symposium is the closing event of the year where students engaged in the research program present their findings to staff, peers and members of the engineering education community. It...

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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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School Outreach volunteer survey results

School Outreach is the largest program within EWB’s Schools Portfolio reaching approximately 20,000 across Australia annually powered by volunteers from EWB’s chapter and corporate partner network. University chapters are a huge contributor to this program. While the...

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Schneider’s Innovation Champions training

Schneider’s Innovation Champions training

What could the role of an organisation like Schneider Electric look like when working with organisations, such as EWB, to reach the last mile - the very end-users in remote communities that are often the most challenging to reach? This question was explored as part of...

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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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