WTINE18 – 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 delivered in partnership with Concern Worldwide and Engineers Ireland.

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


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.

The 2015 competition 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. A short video of their journey can be viewed below;

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.

The WTINE 2016 winning team

For the 2017 competition we are sticking with Nepal to build on the progress we have made there. To date 10 colleges from around Ireland are participating with some really exceptional projects being developed.

If you would like to participate in “Where There is No Engineer” please contact; Liam.Mccarton@DIT.ie