Events

Below you can find an overview of our events.

EWB Events

From Fork to Farm Challenge | 5 -19 March | Online

 

Are you an organic (food) waste or composting expert? Either from an agricultural, environmental, business, or system perspective? And would you like to support our local partner Mety (located in Madagascar) in achieving their mission to establish a business for the collection and processing of food waste from markets and small restaurants to produce added-value products, such as good quality fertilizer and biogas? Then we are looking for you!

Mety is currently developing a business case and requested us, EWB-NL, to assist in developing a sustainable business model and provide technical support. To address these technical challenges, we are looking for passionate participants with relevant expertise and/or experience in the valorization of organic (food) waste to collaborate during a mini-project.

The Challenges:

Mety needs technical support for four different topics:

How to produce high-quality compost from food waste?

How to make organic compost affordable and /or accessible to the farmers?

How to produce a small-scale sustainable energy source for cooking from food waste?

How to switch from wood stove cooking to sustainable cooking?

Why These Challenges?

The goal of this event is that you and your team come up with possible solutions and to analyze their possibilities and constraints. This will help us to define the direction and scope of our long-term collaboration with Mety.

This is part of the exploration phase, prior to the project execution (which is more in-depth).

Timeline:

05/03/2021 (12.00h-14.00h GMT+1)  First session with an introduction of the challenges, EWB-NL and Mety, including a video tour in the context and Q&A + brainstorm session within the teams. 

06/03/2021 – 18/03/2021 – Time for research and development, and for pitch preparations.

19/03/2021 (12.00h-14.00h GMT+1) – Closing session with pitches and feedback from Mety

After the closing session, the results will be discussed, and possible long-term collaboration will be assessed. 

Registration: 

If you are interested, please sign up by filling out our registration form. We aim to form mixed teams, with participants with relevant expertise located in the Netherlands, Madagascar, and any other place around the world. A couple of weeks before the challenge we will let you know if you are accepted and in which team.

Why joining?

  • Support Mety with your expertise and knowledge in achieving its mission
  • Broaden your network and meet like-minded people
  • Get inspired by the challenges and possibilities in a different context and environment
  • By donating your time, you will exactly know what cause you are supporting
  • Get to know our organization, EWB-NL 

Spread the word and invite other enthusiasts and experts. 

Looking forward to your subscription!

In case you have any questions, please reach out to: Tessa Vaendel t.vaendel[at]ewbnl.org or Suzanne van der Velde s.vandervelde[at]ewbnl.org

 

 

Closed-loop plastic system challenge | 6-20 November | Online

Are you a plastic recycling expert? Either from a technical, creative, business or system perspective? And would you like to support EcoBrixs in achieving their mission of creating a closed loop plastics system in Kigambi (Uganda)? Then we are looking for you!

To set up this closed plastics loop system, EcoBrixs faces several technical challenges and thus requested support from us, EWB-NL. In order to address these challenges, we are looking for passionate participants with relevant expertise and/or experience in plastics recycling to collaborate during a mini-project.

Watch this 5 minute introduction by EcoBrixs:

The Challenges:

EcoBrixs needs technical support for three different topics:

Why These Challenges?

The goal of this event is that you and your team come up with possible solutions and to analyze their possibilities and constraints. This will help us to define the direction and scope of our long-term collaboration with EcoBrixs.

Timeline:

Registration: 

We aim to form mixed teams, with participants located in NL and Uganda, and with relevant expertise. In the week before the challenge, we will let you know if you are accepted and in which team.

Update: Registration has been closed. If you still want to join contact t.vaendel@ewbnl.org

Why join?

  • support EcoBrixs with your expertise and knowledge in achieving their mission
  • broaden your network and meet like-minded people
  • get inspired by the challenges and possibilities in a different context and environment
  • by donating your time, you will exactly know what cause you are supporting
  • get to know EWB-NL

Spread the word and invite other plastic recycling experts & enthusiasts!

In case you have any questions, please reach out to:
Tessa Vaendel (t.vaendel[at]ewbnl.org) or Suzanne van der Velde (s.vandervelde[at]ewbnl.org)

Meet-and-greet (Rotterdam edition) - 11th of September 2020

Do you want to know more about EWB-NL and our new vacancies? Then join us for our Meet-and-Greet!
For this special edition we are going to present the backbone of our organization: our operational teams! This is the best chance for sympatizers and new volunteers to understand how we operate.
We are organizing a very interactive session, so keep an eye on this space to discover the final program for the event.

COVID19 UPDATE: The event will be organized following the latest guidelines to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all participants.
Generally, the EWB Meet&Greet includes:

  1. 19.00-19.15 – Introducing EWB: Are you curious to know more about EWB in the Netherlands? Do you want to know about vacancies and meet volunteers? During this ice breaker you will find many current EWB volunteers willing to pitch their roles and current vacancies!
  2. From 19.15 – Project updates, Team updates, Events updates, and much more! The specific program for this Meet-and-Greet will be announced soon in our Facebook page.
  3. Of course the night is not complete without socializing time with your EWB fellows.

If you have any questions/suggestions or like to share an update during this Meet & Greet, please send an e-mail to events@ewbnl.org

Meet-and-greet (Rotterdam edition) - 5th of June 2020

The Meet-and-Greet is a great opportunity for EWB-NL members to learn more about ongoing projects, expand their connections and have a chat with other members. Also, it is a great chance for new interested people to get to know more about EWB-NL and vacancies. The Meet-and-Greet takes place in Rotterdam four times per year.

COVID19 UPDATE: Due to current situation, EWB-NL decided to host this event online. Please follow our Facebook page to receive the last news about the event!

Generally, the EWB Meet&Greet includes:

  1. 19.00-19.30 – An introduction about EWB: Are you curious to know more about EWB in the Netherlands? Do you want to know about vacancies and meet volunteers? The first half an hour is the best time for you. Current members are welcome to also join earlier and pitch open positions in their teams.
  2. From 19.30 – Project updates:  (for example the teams share insights from field trips, present project results or introduce a new project) and other relevant updates (such as upcoming activities and what the EWB board and support teams are working on). The program for this Meet-and-Greet will be announced soon in our Facebook page.
  3. Of course the night is not complete without socializing time with your EWB fellows.

If you have any questions/suggestions or like to share an update during this Meet & Greet, please send an e-mail to events@ewbnl.org

EWB The future of water summit 2020

Join us for the very first knowledge sharing summit on the subject of “Future of Drinking Water”

Half-day – 5 speakers – 4 project solutions

At EWB-NL we realize that for some communities in developing countries access to fresh drinking water is a stumbling block in their daily life. How would you grant access to drinking water in communities with limited resources, in remote locations? And how would you ensure it will be sustainable? How would you bring into contact the right parties and what does it take to turn an NGO’s effort into success?

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