Imagine a world where everyone has the access to the engineering knowledge and resources that they need to live a life of opportunity, and lift themselves from poverty. Together we can engineer change and create a better world!
This is your opportunity to join an innovative sanitation project in Vanuatu and support communities in Vanuatu to access sanitation. Since 2015, EWB has been working with Live and Learn Vanuatu on the early stages of the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Programme. This programme aimed to improve sanitation and hygiene access and behaviours by improving supply chains and demand for sanitation and hygiene and creating supportive environments in communities that enable behaviour change to occur. Live and Learn's innovative approach to sanitation in the South Pacific is based around establishment of Community Based Sanitation Enterprises (CBSEs). These enterprises are run and owned by the local community and are a market based approach to sanitation. In 2017, a second EWB placement was initiated to strengthen the skills and capacity of the construction teams within the CBSEs. The next phase will involve expanding to Espiritu Santo through the establishment of a CBSE in Luganville. The focus of this role will be supporting the newly formed CBSE in Luganville with some additional support being provided to the two existing CBSEs in Port Vila. The Sanitation Technical and Business Mentor will spend approximately 40% of their time on providing business support and 60% providing technical mentoring and construction support. Working in collaboration with EWB Australia, this placement offers you a great opportunity to make a real impact on the sanitation sector in Vanuatu.read more
Is your engineering practice people centred and sustainable? Do you want to hear from some of NZ's leading engineers who are applying socially aware approaches to their engineering projects?
EWBNZ's 2018 Humanitarian Engineering conference will showcase engineering projects and work that demonstrates a strong people centred, sustainable approach to working with communities on technical projects. We will enable individuals working in the engineering sector both at home and overseas to showcase best practice and the beneficial project outcomes of this approach. By demonstrating that environmental and social sustainability has positive project outcomes, we hope to encourage attendees to incorporate this approach into their everyday actions and therefore we can normalise the behaviour and mindset.
We hope that participants will leave with a deeper understanding of benefits and impact of socially aware engineering and will be equipped to use what they have experienced to make a positive social change.
The call for abstracts to submit a paper to present at the conference is now open. All abstracts could be emailed to email@example.com before the 28 April 2018.
Save the date now and join us to...
- Experience dynamic and interactive presentations, workshops, and panel discussions
- Build networks with people from a variety of fields and levels of experience
- Become inspired by speakers from New Zealand and abroad
- Find out what opportunities there are in the development field and how you can get involved
Ticket sales will begin in April 2018, further information will be provided soon.