About Us | Mission
Engineers Without Borders (EWB-Ireland) is a non-profit voluntary organisation for engineers, scientists, students and other committed volunteers interested in applying their technical skills to remove barriers to development.
- Promote awareness of issues surrounding sustainable development and the role technology can play in reducing poverty and creating sustainable communities.
- Assist communities in developing countries through engineering
- Facilitate research into engineering solutions for sustainable development
- Provide a resource of knowledge and experience for sustainable engineering
- Inspire the next generation of development professionals.
- Assist in the creation and development of branches throughout the country
- Create a network between academia, industry, NGOs and engineering institutions.
- Organise training workshops and discussion evenings which focus on sustainable development and disaster relief.
- Create a web resource for people interested in engineering for sustainable development.
- Work with universities to create development based research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
MoU signed between EWB-UK and EWB-Ireland
On 4th April 2011 EWB-UK and EWB-Ireland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Prior to the MoU both organizations interacted though a number of activities and shared a number of members who spent time volunteering for each organization. As a result the two organizations aims and objectives were similar and compatible. Both organizations believe that the MoU would be of considerable benefit, not simply to be good neighbors but also for the greater long-term success in achieving our missions.
In summary the agreement will assist the development of EWB-Ireland and its membership/volunteer base. Through the partnership EWB-UK will:
- Share advice/material with EWB-Ireland,
- Offer opportunities in research programmes and volunteer placements,
- Allow Irish nationals to apply for EWB-UK bursaries.
This MoU has opened up many opportunities for Irish members of the branch and EWB-Ireland look forward to working together with EWB-UK in the development of EWB-Ireland.