WTINE20 – Zambia

“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 focusing on SDG11.

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.

Previous Editions of #WTINE

2015 – 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.

2016 –  We focused on Nepal Post-Earthquake, the winners travelled to the villages of Bitijor and Phuleli in April 2017 to test their Biochar Kiln for increased crop yield and food security. It is currently undergoing further lab testing in Ireland.

2017 – For the 2017 competition we continued with Nepal to build on the progress we have made there. The winning project was LifeLid.

2018 – We switched focus to Forced Migration. The winning project was TIDE which went on to be National runner-up in the James Dyson Awards.

2019 – Continuing with Forced Migration, the winning project was Chaleur.


View & download previous winning concepts here.

Learn more about each of the Sustainable Development Goals here.


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