Our goal is to promote, teach and implement sustainable technical solutions in developing countries which can be successfully adopted by local companies. By doing so we believe we help to enhance people’s quality of life and the development of communities.
We use the time of our engineers to improve life in developing countries by supporting local organizations, NGO’s and entrepreneurs with our technical knowledge. All our projects are based on a local request and include a business/social model. In this way we realize a long-term and sustainable impact.
Example projects are drinking water systems, sustainable off-grid energy, development of smart apps or low-tech tools, set-up of small factories and enterprises. By participating in the projects, the engineers will develop non-technical knowledge such as how to deal with cultural differences, social impact, institutional models and entrepreneurship, which they also apply in their professional work.
EWB-NL Policy & Renumeration
“If change isn’t systemic it isn’t change at all”
All projects EWB engages in require an engineering base. This allows us to utilize our strengths and our skills to the best of our abilities. With our partners we will achieve healthy and sustainable results that can make a change.
Any local entrepreneurs with an idea or a passion can request to partner with us. Together we determine the feasibility of a project and progress to the realization of a dream. The result shall be owned and operated by the requesting party.
In the execution of our projects EWB is determined not to compete with existing engineering firms. Knowledge provided by or work performed by local companies is beneficial for local economic and social structures. If this is not present, EWB can help.
At EWB we believe in local entrepreneurship. Level 3 aid implies investing in ventures that can boost local development.
Our projects adhere to the ‘FIETS’ criteria. For each project the Financial, Institutional, Environmental, Technological and Social elements are considered.