WTINE19 – Forced Migration

“Where there is no Engineer – Designing for Community Resilience” is a design initiative coordinated jointly by the Development Technology Research Group in Dublin Institute of Technology and Engineers Without Borders Ireland. This development education program is funded by Irish Aid and the EU DEAR Build Solid Ground Campaign.

This design initiative is open to both students and professionals and gives participants to opportunity to design creative solutions to real-life development problems.

For more info on this year’s competition (and to get involved) download our new brochure or get in touch at katie.mahon@ewb-ireland.org.


Competition Themes

There are six global development themes;

  • Climate Resilient Infrastructure
  • Self-supply Water and Sanitation
  • Community Participatory Health
  • On and off Micro-Grid Energy Systems
  • Food Security
  • Applying Big Data in The Community

Outstanding graduate and professional teams will be invited to participate in the National Finals with the winners having the opportunity to travel to the program country to implement their project. Read more about WTINE 2018 and National Finals here.

You can watch videos of previous winners trips on our Youtube channel.

The first competition in 2015 was based on Marsabit, Northern Kenya and the winning team travelled there in January 2016 to implement their winning “Modified Airdrop System” with the Concern-Worldwide in-country team.

In 2016 we focused on Nepal Post-Earthquake, the winners travel to Kathmandu in April 2017 to test their “Bio char Kiln” for increased crop yield and food security. For the 2017 competition we continued with Nepal to build on the progress we have made there.