EWB International’s Global Forum
EWB-International’s Global Forum was hosted from 24th to 25th August 2017 at the Royal Society of Arts in central London by EWB UK. Engineers Without Borders organisations were represented by 45 people coming from over 20 different countries.
The purpose is about bringing the community together, sharing knowledge, and increasing collaboration. The Forum was an opportunity to identify what people value about EWB I and what our priorities might be in the future. It was also an opportunity for openness and transparency.
The Forum theme was “The Formation of Engineers: A Global Issue”, and was opened with a welcome remark fromthe EWB International President, Oliver Nachevski of EWB Macedonia, and Andrew Clark, Programmes Director from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
This two-day event of the global Engineers Without Borders network explored formation related issues including gender diversity, global citizenship, project management, creating global relationships and working together as national Engineers Without Borders in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. The forum was a great success with time for open, honest discussions and networking opportunities around the role of engineers in the global community. Discussions included the sharing of ideas, experiences, projects, challenges and future goals as well as important issues around relationships.
EWB International is grateful for the support of Arconic Foundation, Royal Academy of Engineering, EWB UK and all those who made the event such a success.
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For more information, read the 10th Newsletter of EWB International.