The IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and Engineers Without Borders have recently announced their new initiative; Engineering for Change. This organisation’s purpose is to attract and build a community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local community advocates to collaboratively address humanitarian and global development challenges.
Making the change
Forging creative technical solutions to a wide variety of world issues, E4C is a growing dynamic team. Its mission is ‘to improve quality of life in communities around the world by facilitating the development of affordable, locally appropriate and sustainable solutions to the most pressing humanitarian challenges.’ Providing a common forum for facilitating connection, collaboration, knowledge exchange and content aggregation, E4C operates with complete transparency. This hugely important initiative is just one of many similar projects launched over the last few years that harness design thinking and professional thinking to aid society. Molo’s Charl Barnard is now a member – contact him for more information on subscribing and visit the website here.