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  3. Hi All -- to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Journal of Humanitarian Engineering in 2022 a special edition has been organised. This seeks to "take stock of Humanitarian Engineering (and the many other names it is known by) in 2022 and consider the future of this rapidly growing field of research, education, and practice. Contributions to this special issue will respond to one or more of the following questions:" What is Humanitarian Engineering and what makes it distinct from other engineering disciplines (e.g. Civil or Environmental Engineering)? What is ‘best practice’ in Humanitarian Engineering research and/or practice in 2022, how has it changed over time, and how might it look in the future? What is happening at the nexus of humanitarian engineering research and practice in 2022 and beyond? What are the core skills Humanitarian Engineers need to work effectively and ethically? How do we teach these skills to Humanitarian Engineers of the future? How is Humanitarian Engineering taught at universities around the world in 2022 and what are opportunities for improving Humanitarian Engineering education? How do we professionalise Humanitarian Engineering? Submissions are welcome from all sectors, individuals and organisations with 400-700 word abstracts due on November 5, with full details and timeline available at https://jhe.ewb.org.au/index.php/jhe/announcement/view/4 Thanks -- Jeremy
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    Two years on from the Engineering Declaration of a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency, what does action look like? https://events.humanitix.com/two-years-on-from-the-engineering-declaration-of-a-climate-and-biodiversity-emergency-what-does-action-look-like
  5. To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Journal of Humanitarian Engineering in 2022 a special edition has been organised. This seeks to "take stock of Humanitarian Engineering (and the many other names it is known by) in 2022 and consider the future of this rapidly growing field of research, education, and practice. Contributions to this special issue will respond to one or more of the following questions:" What is Humanitarian Engineering and what makes it distinct from other engineering disciplines (e.g. Civil or Environmental Engineering)? What is ‘best practice’ in Humanitarian Engineering research and/or practice in 2022, how has it changed over time, and how might it look in the future? What is happening at the nexus of humanitarian engineering research and practice in 2022 and beyond? What are the core skills Humanitarian Engineers need to work effectively and ethically? How do we teach these skills to Humanitarian Engineers of the future? How is Humanitarian Engineering taught at universities around the world in 2022 and what are opportunities for improving Humanitarian Engineering education? How do we professionalise Humanitarian Engineering? Submissions are welcome from all sectors, individuals and organisations with 400-700 word abstracts due on November 5, with full details and timeline available at https://jhe.ewb.org.au/index.php/jhe/announcement/view/4
  6. The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC), which supports events and activities at local levels around the world, are holding a Global Summit on Nov 9-10 (US time). Free for IEEE SIGHT members. Details are at -- https://hac.ieee.org/training/ieee-hac-global-summit/ Thanks -- Jeremy
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    EWB NSW in partnership with Women in Engineering, EA Newcastle division, invites you to Engineering Redefined, a discussion on how explicitly embedding a social focus into engineering can attract and maintain diverse professionals. In 2018, EWB Australia released a report, Engineering Redefined, which examined diversity in Engineering and called for the sector to be reimagined. Amongst a range of findings, the report suggests that involving women in humanitarian and social projects could be key to getting more females involved in engineering.  Join our inclusive event, on Wednesday 6th October at 5pm, and listen to our panelists bring their lived experiences, academic insights and imaginings of how we can address the diversity issue in engineering through redefining the profession as diverse, inclusive, values aligned and socially connected. Details and registration here
  8. EWB NSW in partnership with Women in Engineering, EA Newcastle division, invites you to Engineering Redefined, a discussion on how explicitly embedding a social focus into engineering can attract and maintain diverse professionals. In 2018, EWB Australia released a report, Engineering Redefined, which examined diversity in Engineering and called for the sector to be reimagined. Amongst a range of findings, the report suggests that involving women in humanitarian and social projects could be key to getting more females involved in engineering.  Join our inclusive event, on Wednesday 6th October at 5pm, and listen to our panelists bring their lived experiences, academic insights and imaginings of how we can address the diversity issue in engineering through redefining the profession as diverse, inclusive, values aligned and socially connected. Details and registration here
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    Link to event: Engineering Redefined Webinar description EWB NSW in partnership with Women in Engineering, EA Newcastle division, invites you to Engineering Redefined, a discussion on how explicitly embedding a social focus into engineering, can attract and maintain diverse professionals. In 2018, EWB Australia released a report, Engineering Redefined, which examined diversity in Engineering and called for the sector to be reimagined. Amongst a range of findings, the report suggests that involving women in humanitarian and social projects could be key to getting more females involved in engineering.  Join our inclusive event, on Wednesday 6th October at 5pm, and listen to our panelists bring their lived experiences, academic insights and imaginings of how we can address the diversity issue in engineering through redefining the profession as diverse, inclusive, values aligned and socially connected.
  10. Hi All -- Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) have a five new volunteer roles, a mix of in-country and remote, across WASH, mechanical and mechatronics. Details of the positions are available at https://engineerswithoutbordersaustralia.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/i/2767AD0B58130D562540EF23F30FEDED/B78CD6C13DB61F8E81176E9AA71FFAE9?fbclid=IwAR0Jw__UeHuIrpkuT0-skaCz3dw4ttx5lIzWMwgFWGkFSSpChnhiFUQHFa0 Thanks -- Jeremy
  11. The Vinnies NSW recovery program has been running since mid-2020 and has transitioned from immediate relief and individual crisis support, through to longer-term community recovery and development. Community members commonly approach Vinnies for help with issues that are hard to handle or have slipped through the cracks. There are two communities in need of specialised engineering help right now. Vinnies is seeking experienced (or up and coming) engineers, who might be able to provide technical help either pro bono or at a discounted rate. Details at https://engineersaustralia.org.au/news/2021/07/volunteer-engineers-sought-nsw-bushfire-recovery-projects
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    2011: The Year of Humanitarian Engineering - Ten Years On Speakers: Dr David Hobbs, Elizabeth Taylor, and Kaj Lofgren 2011 was designated the ‘Year of Humanitarian Engineering’ by EA. There were a series of workshops held across the country, stories told, and the year culminated with a conference in Melbourne. Looking back across the last ten years where are we in 2021 with humanitarian engineering? Key Takeaways The increasing need for Humanitarian Engineering in the future A multidisciplinary approach makes better engineers An ethical basis for the engineering profession Thursday 26 August 2021, 12:00pm to 1:30pm AEST Engineers Australia members: FREE Non-Engineers Australia members: FREE
  13. The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience is hosting the following webinar on July 26 which may be of interest. Indigenous perspectives of disaster recovery Recovery Matters webinar series | 26 July | 2pm AEST NAIDOC Week encourages us to embrace First Nations' cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage. Our upcoming Recovery Matters webinar will explore the impacts of disasters for Indigenous Australians and how the recovery system can better support recovery for First Nations communities. Register for the Recovery Matters webinar Please note: The Recovery Matters webinar series is hosted on Zoom and will be password protected. Guest speakers Samuel Savage Sam is a Traditional Owner of the Bindal Nation in Townsville. His ancestry is both Aboriginal (Birrigubba Nation) and Torres Strait Islander (Mauar Island). Sam is Community Partnerships and Development Officer at the Red Cross and will discuss the recovery effort following the 2019 Townsville monsoon and flooding event, and the work undertaken in recovery and preparedness with Indigenous Communties in Northern Queensland. Bhiamie Williamson Bhiamie is an Indigenous man from the Euahlayi people in north-west NSW. Bhiamie is a Research Associate and PhD Candidate at the ANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. He will discuss how pre-existing intergenerational trauma in Indigenous communities impacts how accessible the recovery system is.
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    August's monthly HENA HumEng Conversations will focus on the new course at UNSW "International Humanitarian Response" (https://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2021/ENGG4103). This incorporates a week long field exercise program with RedR at the training facility in Victoria. The team from UNSW will outline the aims, structure and logistics of the course, which provides a domestic intensive element (rather than international). Attendance open to all, via Zoom -- https://anu.zoom.us/j/82480279182?pwd=TjNFVzhEZVJEZnFJeGwzdXkyMXQyZz09
  15. Hi All -- IEEE are running a virtual workshop on energy access on June 30. Open to all (don't need to be IEEE/EA members). Details are at: https://ieeetv.ieee.org/live_event/PELS_Empower-Billions?mkt_tok=NzU2LUdQSC04OTkAAAF93faDtQZwA_uVIzMomB4KvH0CJHVSBKpHRYNzjVsrrkkkovmRV23t8v6tqCPZQf_vCucGoIKpncW24SG9fsf3ad74Is6hVg0cKa0mgBQpsMQ Thanks -- Jeremy
  16. Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB-A) are current seeking an Engineering Project Manager. This role will oversee projects run alongside EWB’s place-based engineering program in the region, while developing the systems required to manage projects effectively, and respond to emerging opportunities. Further details are available at - https://ewb.org.au/careers/
  17. Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB-A) are seeking three rapid repair roles related to the recent flooding in Dili. On 4 April 2021, Timor-Leste experienced catastrophic flooding from intense rainfall generated by Cyclone Seroja. This was a ‘once in 250 years’ event that critically damaged, and in some locations destroyed, Dili’s urban water supply infrastructure. As a result, an estimated 45% of Dili households have been left without access to clean water and continuous water supply. The Dili Water Supply Rapid Repair Program (DWSRRP) aims to urgently address the immediate need for clean and continuous water supply, complete rehabilitation works, and conduct long-term resilience planning. The DWSRRP implementing partners are PARTISIPA, Cardno, and EWB Australia. There are three roles available for immediate deployment to Timor-Leste: Senior Water Design Engineering Design Draftperson Survey/GIS Full details available at https://ewb.org.au/careers/
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    Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon The Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon is a weekend-long virtual event designed for university students to work collaboratively in cross-discipline teams to create technology-driven solutions for the most pressing humanitarian challenges. Participants are asked to identify practical solutions for real and current problems from a current international humanitarian response context. The 2021 Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon will take place 23-25 July. This year's event will be a hybrid, with a combination of digital and in-person activities. We have received great support from our partners RedR and are expanding our partnership to include RMIT, which will be hosting a satellite site during the event In 2020, the event saw over 200 students virtually come together to address topics including climate change-induced population displacement, educating for the future, aiding island communities and the provision of clean water. >> Go to website <<
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    Engineering is a Critical Enabler for Sustainable Development Speaker: Dr Tony Marjoram and Jacqui Bell In this webinar we will hear both global and local perspectives about how engineering is a critical enabler for sustainable development. The UN Millennium Development Goals were introduced at the Millennium Summit for the period 2000-2015, and have been hailed as the most successful global initiative for reducing poverty, halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education. The MDGs were superseded in the post-2015 development agenda by the UN Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2015-2030 which aim to eradicate poverty by 2030. Tony Marjoram will look at the global perspective, examining the vital role of engineers in the MDGs and SDGs, why there is so little explicit mention of engineering in them, and how this can be addressed. Jacqui Bell will then explore the critical role the Australian engineering profession has in facilitating and translating global goals into meaningful action in Australia. This will consider how engineers must be an essential contributor to discussion, debate, policy and planning regarding action on climate change, biodiversity loss and equitable sustainable development. Thursday 24 June 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm AEST Engineers Australia members: FREE Non-Engineers Australia members: $30
  20. The University of Sydney are again running the annual Humanitarian Innovation Awards - https://www.sydney.edu.au/engineering/industry-and-community/the-warren-centre/humanitarian-innovation-awards.html Opportunities for students in particularly to be involved in developing new ideas and inspiration for use and impact in the humanitarian sector. Thanks -- Jeremy
  21. Hi All -- EWB Australia are recruiting for three new paid staff roles. These are: Graduate-targeted role for an Education Programs Officer: https://ewb.app.box.com/s/09c9fawy4q1mrjibz08d9tq99va7e1hu Volunteer Mobilisation Coordinator: https://ewb.app.box.com/s/ykoo2p044dinwqoh9grpb3odbf22yzol Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist: https://ewb.app.box.com/s/zenco2d19h1h91ybztg0i3y3krrklbfe EWB-A have been leading the emergence of Humanitarian Engineering for over a decade. Thanks -- Jeremy
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    How the EWB Challenge develops professional skills for participants By Grace Roberts and Bryce Neuman The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenges encourage participants to engage with the complexity of wicked problems by developing appropriate solutions for sustainable development. They are university design programs aimed at first-year engineering students that bring real-world challenges to the classroom. Student teams respond to a design brief developed in collaboration with a community partner organisation where they propose a technical solution to a challenge faced by that community. Each year, tens of thousands of students participate in the curriculum-integrated programs at dozens of universities around Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland. Since it began in 2007 in Australia, and 2011 in the UK, over 150,000 students have participated. The EWB Challenges aim to develop future-fit professional skills to tackle complex problems of the world, by situating technology within the holistic context of people, society, culture and environment. The vision is that every engineer has the skills, knowledge, experience and attitude to contribute to sustainable community development and poverty alleviation. This applies not only to the participating students, but also to the academics that are supported by EWB to deliver the program, and the industry reviewers that are recruited to evaluate the top reports. In this talk, Grace Roberts, the EWB Challenge Coordinator at EWB Australia, will present on the experience and skills that students take into their careers, while researcher Bryce Neuman will share his findings on the roles and parallel outcomes for volunteer industry reviewers and academics. Key Takeaways The EWB Challenges encourage participants to engage with the complexity of real-world wicked problems by developing appropriate solutions for sustainable development From their participation in the programs, engineering students, academics, and industry reviewers can experience a shift in their social, cultural, and globally responsible engineering mindsets Students and reviewers of the EWB Challenges are gaining skills and experience that can be applied in their engineering practice every day. Tuesday 13 April 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm AEST
  23. Participate in the Humanitarian GBV Risk Mitigation & COVID-19 Survey. The study includes a 30-minute online survey on gender-based violence (GBV) risk mitigation and COVID-19 in humanitarian settings. This survey is being conducted by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in partnership with UNICEF, CARE, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). We encourage practitioners working in the humanitarian field, especially those in non-protection sectors, to participate in the survey available here in 6 languages. Your experiences and insights will help strengthen GBV risk mitigation in the context of COVID-19. For more information contact Dr. Jennifer Scott (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and the Humanitarian Gender Study Team at humanitariangenderstudy@bidmc.harvard.edu or visit the study website. GBV COVID Survey Invitation Flyer_All Languages.pdf
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