This partnership enhances an existing close relationship between EWB and EA and is based on the shared objective of facilitating the work of Australian engineers to alleviate poverty and disadvantage.
The partnership aims to promote and extend professional and social links between the two organisations. It will provide a greater level of support to engineers engaged in community development through the application of engineering knowledge and skills and the appropriate use of technology.
EWB is a leading non-profit organisation that provides a gateway for Australian engineers to learn about local and international development issues, and participate in education, training and deployment on grass roots sustainable development projects.
“We are very pleased to formalise our relationship with EA and look forward to offering EA members a broad range of new opportunities in humanitarian engineering through our work” says Lizzie Brown, EWB’s CEO.
This unique partnership provides opportunities to cooperate in areas of professional development, engaging and maintaining the interest of engineers in the profession, community awareness of international development issues, education programs at schools and universities and the role of engineering in sustainable development.
EWB and Engineers Australia are deeply aligned in their vision for a better world and have worked collaboratively in the past through a variety of initiatives including EWB’s annual National Conference, local Chapter & Division events and support of the EWB Challenge – a national design program for undergraduate students using real community based projects.