Our Goal

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

Every year the EWB-NL publishes an updated policy plan describing our organisation, principles, vision and goals and how we aim to achieve them. No financial compensation is provided to board and advisory board members, other than compensation of personal travel cost and EWB-NL related expenses. All board and advisory board members work on a voluntary basis. Also engineers and support teams are not financially compensated for their efforts for EWB-NL. They contribute to our organisation and projects with their time and expertise.

Our Approach

Contribute to Sustainable Development Goals

Reduce CO2

Create local sustainable businesses

New (leapfrogging) Technology

Fair volunteering support

Meet our Team

Strategic Board

Nishant Narayan Chairman
Wessel Wikkerink Treasurer
Irina Sleikina Project Portfolios
Pragna Kolli Business Impact
Sven Spierings Partnerships and Funding

Supervisory Board

Petra Beris
Claire Hallewas
Jelena Popovic

Operational Support Groups

Joseph van Oudenhoven Senior Expert Group - Team Lead
Sven Spierings Partnerships Team Lead
Agata Malinowska Business impact Lead
Patricia De Oliveira IT

Portfolio Managers

Francesca Cori Energy Portfolio Manager
Pedro Sterken Schools of the Future Portfolio Manager
Hielke van der Aa Circular Economy Portfolio Manager
David Agoungbome Water Portfolio Manager
Julian Werner Water Portfolio Manager

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