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    Placement Opportunity in Cambodia / Vanuatu

    We are looking to recruit for a joint placement with EWB Australia focusing on Sanitation in Challenging Environments.  A quarter of Cambodia’s population live in more challenging geographical and environmental conditions such as regions prone to flooding, ground water contamination and hard rock areas, where conventional sanitation designs have proven unsuccessful. Sanitation solutions in Challenging Environments (SCE) has been identified as a niche area of need in the WASH sector. In 2014, Engineers Without Borders Australia, in collaboration with partner organisations in Cambodia, began the SCE initiative to promote knowledge sharing, mobilise sector actors, build capacity of implementing partners and drive innovation to contribute to WASH sector program effectiveness to achieve sanitation access in challenging environments. 
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    Kyle Update 4

    Our placement volunteer, Kyle in Vanuatu writes: It has been a busy few weeks here in Vanuatu. I took a short trip back to the capital Port Vila to procure more materials and organize future shipments. I can confirm that this process is slow and extremely challenging!!  However I ended up winning and came back to Ambrym with a ship full of materials.  
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  • Upcoming events

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 06:15 PM
    Aurecon in Wellington, New Zealand

    Wellington Schools Training


    EWBNZ is currently seeking volunteers to get involved with the in-schools program in Wellington. Through this program you will develop your leadership and communication skills, and help to inspire students.

    It is super easy to get involved with the program - especially if you are already a FutureinTech ambassador and looks great on your CV! Whether you can undertake one visit, or one visit per month, your visit will be much appreciated by all the students!

    Through our in-schools program, volunteers run interactive lessons and activities with intermediate and high schools students. We aim to encourage young people to interact with engineering worldwide and develop their knowledge of how we can assist communities in New Zealand and abroad. This furthers the work already undertaken by FutureinTech, encouraging students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology.

    Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 08:30 AM · 73 rsvps
    The Undercroft at University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand

    EWBNZ Annual Conference - Elevate 2016

    Ticket sales for this event have now closed.

    Join Engineers Without Borders New Zealand for a day packed with thought provoking speakers, innovative solutions and engaging debate.

    Engineers Without Borders’ annual conference ‘Elevate’  brings together students and professionals, academics, development workers and representatives from our community partners. We meet to learn, discuss and act on EWBNZ’s vision to connect, educate and empower people through humanitarian engineering.

    This year’s conference will tackle a topic with enormous implications, climate change.  Engineers have a key role to play in adapting to climate disruption and building a zero-carbon world.  Hear from inspiring speakers from the Pacific, as well as innovators and leaders here in New Zealand, who are all working on the question of “How can we help Pacific communities to fight climate change?”.

    This conference will encourage all of us to explore outside the technical sphere and investigate the social aspects of what climate change means for our communities, in NZ and the South Pacific.

    For students, the conference offers a unique opportunity to meet with professional engineers and other leaders working in the humanitarian sector, as well as building your understanding of the skills and knowledge that are most valuable to make a difference with your future career.  For engineering professionals, the conference is a chance to explore how you can apply your technical skills for the benefit of communities here and in the South Pacific and connect  with other engineers interested in humanitarian engineering.

    Connect with the humanitarian engineering movement, challenge yourself, get inspired. See you at Elevate 2016.

    Keynote Speakers

    We have some fantastic speakers already lined up to engage and inspire you.

    Anote Tong - Former President of the Republic of Kiribati
    Barry Coates - Promoting Sustainability at Auckland University
    Koreti Tiumalu - Climate Activist and Pacific Region Coordinator for 350.org

    More speakers and the full program will be announced closer to the conference!

    For any inquiries related to the conference, get in touch with us at conference_partnerships@ewb.org.nz 




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