Background Engineers Without Borders-USA’ Disaster Response Program responds to recovery needs of communities hit by natural disasters. At the request of our in-country clients, our roster of volunteers conduct engineering assessments and provide advisory services related to the immediate response and longer-term recovery needs of the communities we work with. Engineers Without Borders formalized our Disaster Response Program in Fall of 2017 in the response to Hurricane Maria. EWB is...READ MORE
At Miogas we promote the use of small scale biodigesters where communities, families or small farmers can locally recycle organic waste into biogas and fertilizer. The use of biodigester means avoiding methane emissions, self production of clean energy and reduce the use of chemical fertilizer while promoting local production of food. We are searching for a proactive, self-motivated, entrepreneur and creative person willing to help promoting Miogas services by opening...READ MORE
Impact on EWB-USA’s Mission + Vision EWB-USA’s Engineering Service Corps program draws on the expertise of the organization’s most seasoned volunteers from across engineering disciplines and industry sectors. The Engineering Service Corps collaborates with International NGOs, governments, Foundations, UN agencies and local communities to design and implement sustainable and technologically appropriate solutions to engineering challenges. Projects vary greatly in scale and duration, with focus areas of expertise in disaster response,...READ MORE
Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps volunteer abroad program is looking for applicants to participate this summer. Many of the program dates are nearly filled to capacity for the early summer months, and you are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible. You’re welcome to participate for one or more weeks, and the participation options are entirely flexible. For example, they have many volunteers who participate for several weeks, while...READ MORE
Project Title: Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) Design and Standards Development for Solar Pumping Project Description Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) Uganda Country Office and the Engineering Service Corps (ESC) are working with the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) to develop updated Ugandan technical standards for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of pumped powered water systems. The primary goals of this project are an improvement in...READ MORE
Project Title: Uganda Oxfam Solar Pumping Design and O&M Training in Refugee Camps Project Description Oxfam, in consortium with EWB-USA, Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) and African Women and Youth Action for Development (AWYAD) is implementing an integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Protection program in three refugee settlements in western Uganda. Oxfam is implementing this program in the refugee settlements of Kyaka II, Imvepi and Rhino, in...READ MORE
Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 (LIRA2030) in Africa is a 5-year programme that seeks to increase the production of high-quality, integrated (inter- and transdisciplinary), solutions-oriented research on global sustainability by early career scientists in Africa. The knowledge will be used to address complex sustainability challenges in the region. The LIRA 2030 programme is run by the International Science Council together with its Regional Office for Africa and in strong partnership with the Network...READ MORE
The Big Ideas Contest is an early-stage innovation contest that provides funding, resources, and validation to interdisciplinary teams of students with creative solutions to pressing social challenges. Since its founding in 2006, the competition has inspired over 2,000 student-led social innovation projects! The Contest seeks judges and mentors across 8 social impact categories, including Hardware for Good. This is an opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with the next generation...READ MORE
Young Scientists, Engineers, Innovators….Practitioners! Are you interested in bridging the gap between science and policy? Are you interested in the appropriate applications of science, technology, engineering, data & innovation for sustainable development? The Science-Policy Interface (SPI) has become an increasingly important component of sustainable development within the United Nations system. It provides the foundation for empirically-based policies, facilitates the use of science as an enabler in policy implementation and review,...READ MORE
Impact on EWB-USA’s Mission + Vision EWB-USA’s Engineering Service Corps program draws on the expertise of the organization’s most seasoned volunteers from across engineering disciplines and industry sectors. Engineering Service Corps collaborates with International NGOs, governments, Foundations, UN agencies and local communities to design and implement sustainable and technologically appropriate solutions to engineering challenges. Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) is a domestic program formed through an alliance between the American Society...READ MORE
Impact on EWB-USA’s Mission + Vision This assignment will continue EWB-USA’s work providing technical support to the government of Dominica through engagement with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in response to Hurricane Maria. The Government of Dominica is committed to adapting to climate change (increased frequency of severe storms) in the ongoing reconstruction efforts on the island. Description + Responsibilities Members will work closely with the UNDP program team in...READ MORE
Impact on EWB-USA’s Mission + Vision This assignment will continue EWB-USA’s work providing technical support to the government of Dominica in response to Hurricane Maria. EWB-USA in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is working with agencies within the Dominican government in an effort to help the public in Dominica to “build back better” by developing and applying the Dominica Housing Standards to both new and repair construction...READ MORE
Overview: At the International Humanity Foundation (IHF) we care for impoverished youth who have been neglected due to poverty, disease, and/or disaster. Since our inception, IHF has been fueled by the efforts of volunteers from all over the world. Volunteers remain a critical part of our mission, particularly those with specialty skill-sets and experience. A Specialty Volunteer will use their specific set of skills to help us fill an important...READ MORE
Transform International (Transform) is looking for a volunteer to lead our technical team. Although initially this is a volunteer position, but we are optimistic that within 9 months there could be funding for up to a half-time position. The successful candidate will help to build a team of volunteer subject matter experts in WaSH (water, sanitation & hygiene), agricultural development, energy efficiency and renewables. Transform was created by a group...READ MORE
This assignment will continue EWB-USA‘s work providing technical support to the government of Dominica through engagement with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in response to Hurricane Maria. The Government of Dominica is committed to adapting to climate change (increased frequency of severe storms) in the ongoing reconstruction efforts on the island. Description + Responsibilities Members will work closely with the UNDP program team in Dominica, a small Caribbean island located...READ MORE
Want to mentor the next generation of socially-responsible young leaders? The Resolution Project (http://www.resolutionproject.org/) is looking for engaged, responsive, and caring volunteer mentors (Resolution Guides) to work with undergraduate social entrepreneurs around the world. Over 230 Resolution Guides (http://www.resolutionproject.org/support/get-involved/mentor) serve as mentors to our undergraduate Fellows, supporting them in their personal and professional leadership development and in the implementation of a social venture. We currently need Guides with mechanical and...READ MORE
FCDE provides internship opportunities working with community organizations in Uganda, in different areas ranging from environmental initiatives, global health, small scale irrigation, business development and agriculture, along with many more! for more details please see http://www.isla-serve.org/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFirst Name: AulonëLast Name: KadriuCompany: FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERMENT (FCDE)Job Type: VolunteerREAD MORE
Call for Comments: Proposal to submit the Quality Standards to the IEC The IFC/World Bank-supported Lighting Global Quality Test Methodology has become the world standard for clean off-grid lighting products, following its incorporation into an International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical specification in 2013. The Lighting Global team regularly updates the Quality Standards and Lighting Global policies to ensure that they remain responsive to the changing market and proposes comments to the...READ MORE
Nka Foundation seeks a global development practitioner to fill a volunteer position as a site engineer for our site in Ghana or Tanzania. The position is ideal for an engineer who likes to build structures and able to teach others to do the same. The job site is a rural vocational skills training center. The site engineer will be a part of the site management team, and will have the...READ MORE
My name is Serge, Mechanical engineer for a small startup consulting firm in Baltimore. We operate in Architecture, Building construction, IT, B2B and our focus is turned toward Africa and particularly, the Democratic Republic of Congo where there are serious issues with professionalism, work ethics, respect and knowledge of codes and standards. Things that we would like to see changed if we want to be successful operating there or if...READ MORE
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