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Community of Practice

Learn about and actively contribute to EWB Australia’s work, in areas that align with your skills, interests and experience.

EWB Australia’s Community of Practice is a space where you can learn about and contribute to our approach to working with communities and our program areas and projects. You can connect with others in the EWB movement, access training opportunities to develop professional and technical skills, and gain knowledge and experience. You’ll also have opportunities to contribute to projects that contribute to EWB’s work locally and internationally.

The skills, knowledge and experience you develop and the contribution you make to the EWB community by participating in EWB’s Community of Practice is highly valued during EWB’s evaluation processes for formal volunteer positions, recruited via the EWB Volunteer Roster (soon to be launched).

Focus Areas

Join an EWB Community of Practice with the below focus areas.


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Energy –  Equitable Electricity Access

Climate Change – Mitigation and Resilience

Technology Development

Education & Research

STEM Education in Schools 

Engineering Education at University

Humanitarian Engineering Research

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning


Sustainable Community Development

International Development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia

Collaboration and partnering with communities in Australia

Diversity and Inclusion

EWB’s Community of Practice is made possible through the support of EWB Australia’s Region and University Chapters, who facilitate locally-based Community of Practice events and initiatives across Australia.

What You’ll Do

Develop knowledge, skills and experience to support your application to join the EWB Volunteer Roster

Attend in person or online events

learn about EWB’s work, participate in discussion groups and hear about upcoming project opportunities

Connect with other members

 develop a network of peers to share your knowledge, learn from and collaborate with.

Access training

develop recognised skills and experience

Contribute to small projects

 like “Accelerating Electricity Access in Cambodia, EWB Challenge Project Review, Makerthons, etc.

Get Involved

Complete the registration form to become a part of the EWB network. Once registered, you will have access to the EWB Dashboard which includes a noticeboard of events, news articles, training and project opportunities.