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  3. 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
  4. 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
  6. 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 GB
  7. 2020 Winner for Engineering Education Engagement Congratulations to Cris Birzer, Nick Brown, Eva Cheng, Sarah Herkess, Beatrix Neville, Tanja Rosenqvist, Jeremy Smith, Alison Stoakley and Jennifer Turner - For ‘Humanitarian Design Summits’ Humanitarian Design Summits is a team application for the AAEE award for Engineering Education Engagement. The application has been led by Nick Brown (RMIT), Sarah Herkess (EWB), Jeremy Smith (ANU), Jennifer Turner (SUT), Eva Cheng (UTS), Cris Birzer (UoA), Alison Stoakley (EWB), Beatrix Neville (EWB) and, Tanja Rosenqvist (RMIT). In reali
  8. Hi All -- an interesting piece here from the latest RedR newsletter on HumEng in a post covid-19 world, with reflections from three perspectives - https://issuu.com/consultingmatters/docs/2020_oct_consulting_matters/28?utm_source=RedR%2BNewsletter&utm_campaign=4fcc8f2a41-EOY%2B2020%2BEnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a13640fa4f-4fcc8f2a41-108511029 Thanks -- Jeremy
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    The Understanding Risk (UR) Global Forum is a biennial conference that convenes experts and practitioners from all around the world to showcase the best practices and latest innovations in the field of disaster risk identification as well as to facilitate non-traditional interactions and partnerships. Development & Climate Days (Dec. 2 – 3) and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Summit (Dec. 4). REGISTER NOW
  10. The Understanding Risk (UR) Global Forum is a biennial conference that convenes experts and practitioners from all around the world to showcase the best practices and latest innovations in the field of disaster risk identification as well as to facilitate non-traditional interactions and partnerships. The 2020 edition also marks the 10th anniversary of UR community, and we are celebrating its achievements and the advancements of the field during the past decade. Register now, and if you have any queries you can see the FAQ page, we look forward in seeing you. Topics to be covered
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    For 17 years EWB Australia has been nurturing the growth of ‘humanitarian engineering’ through education. We have cultivated and activated a movement of new-look engineers. They are future-fit professionals, grounded with a community-first mindset and equipped with activated social and technical skills. They are capable of sensitively ideating solutions for global issues, at all levels. Yet we live and learn within structures and power imbalances that reinforce the very issues we are trying to solve. How can we support individuals, organisations and the sector to be enabled to
  12. Hi All -- a number of events, resources and links were mentioned in the Engaging with Humanitarian Engineering webinar with Mariela Machado (from E4C) and Peter McArdle (from Australian Red Cross). This are: Impact:Engineered event - https://www.impact-engineered.org/agenda E4C reports and background - https://www.engineeringforchange.org/what-we-do/introduction-to-egd/ More details on Mariela's ICT4D work - https://www.sipa.columbia.edu/news/project-examines-value-new-information-resource-medical-providers-rural-latin-america Sphere Standards mentioned by Peter - https://
  13. Hi All -- great to see CoP members Tanja and Nick presenting on the Humanitarian Engineering in Australia through the US-based Engineering for Change (E4C). Details are below. Seminar Series: Teaching Humanitarian Engineering, An Australian perspective December 9th | 6PM ET | Free registration Dr. Tanja Rosenqvist and Dr. Nick Brown, co-leads of the Humanitarian Engineering Lab at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, will present their experience developing Humanitarian Engineering into a field of research and practice. Join this seminar to learn how Humanitarian Engin
  14. Impact.Engineered is organised by ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and Engineering for Change (E4C) that will provide a critical platform for knowledge exchange, meaningful connection and celebration of the individuals and organizations advancing the role of engineering in social innovation and sustainable development.The event will feature a two-day program with a series of panel discussions and networking, along with an awards ceremony where we will recognize social entrepreneurs, engineers, industry leaders, and rising stars who are shaping the future of purposeful business a
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    Resilience in an energy system can be defined as its ability to resist, absorb, accommodate, adapt to, transform and recover from shocks and stresses. Energy resilience in the Asia-Pacific region is shaped by dynamics relating to energy security, transitions, reliability and recent disasters, such as coastal flooding, volcanic eruptions, cyclones and COVID-19. These are FREE events. This online, interactive workshop series will open up dialogue on energy resilience focusing on the experience of Pacific Island Countries, as well as exchange experiences with other regions. Case studie
  16. Our HumEng Conversations series resumes in 2021, and will be held lunchtime on the 2nd Monday of the month, 12-1 pm. Click here to join the mailing list, or here to see resources from our past events.
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    Our HumEng Conversations series will resume for 2021 on February 8, 12-1 pm. Details TBC
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    Disrupting Business as Usual in Engineering Education - Calling for Papers
  19. The Interim Steering Committee of the Community of Practice Humanitarian Engineering (HECoP) seeks expressions of interest in members joining the HECoP Steering Committee for the two-year period 2021-2022. Since its launch in Nov 2019 the HECoP has been guided by an Interim Steering Committee but with a membership of over 100 is now seeking member involvement in the Steering Committee and its composition. The attached file outlines: - the Steering Committee positions available - a Terms of Reference (subject to approval from the EA College of Leadership and Management Nationa
  20. Hi All -- the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) has announced its most recent funding round for early stage development or implementation of innovations for humanitarian settings. Details available at https://www.elrha.org/news/hif-call-for-proposals/ Thanks -- Jeremy
  21. Down load the attached to see the latest news from HECoP. October 2020 update.pdf
  22. The Association of Pacific-Rim Universities is organising a series of webinar focusing on multi-hazards titled "A new approach for disaster risk management after COVID-19". Details and registration available at https://apru.org/event/the-apru-multi-hazards-webinar-series-a-new-approach-for-disaster-risk-management-after-covid-19/ The three sessions are: September 30 - First session: Understanding and addressing different types of hazard risks Time: 8 am (Vienna)/ 9 am (Helsinki)/ 1 pm (Jakarta)/ 2 pm (Hong Kong)/ 3 pm (Sendai)/ 4 pm (Sydney) Duration: 2 hours October 14 -
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    Many engineers have an interest in applying their skills and knowledge in support of humanitarian undertakings. It can be a challenge, however, to discover how to become involved, the nature of competencies and knowledge concerned, and the active organisations, institutions, and individuals with whom useful contact could be made. Participating in this webinar will help to answer the following questions: · Is it for me? · What could I do? · Which organisations, institutions and individuals are active in this field? · How can I engage with
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    WEBINAR Bushfires: Response, Recovery, Preparedness - The Engineer The 2019/20 black summer was one of the worst in recent times in the world. The season started in early September 2019 in Queensland and gradually progressed into New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory. Thousands of firefighters and volunteers battled the fires, with millions of hectares burned, thousands of properties damaged, and countless numbers of wildlife exposed. In February 2020, the last fires were extinguished, with torrential rain assisting in pu
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