StudentHubs are running an International Development Conference in Cambridge.
UK foreign secretary David Miliband and Baroness Shirley Williams have both visited the EWB-UK office and the Humanitarian Centre, along with Cambridge candidates on their campaign trail, to discuss issues of international development with the organisations based in the Centre.
Part of the EWB-Cambridge / Mott MacDonald Water Series 2009-10
applications are now closed
Cool. Clean. Fresh.
Running water… Don’t take it for granted.
The second training course in the EWB/Mott MacDonald Water Series is here!
Interested in disaster relief and development?
Want to spend a weekend learning about shelter from experts in the field?
This course aims to provide an introduction to shelter, from international planning through to project implementation and the associated practical technical skills.
With a mix of theory and hands-on workshops covering shelter in emergencies, the transition from relief to development, and reconstruction and mitigation, this course will educate and inspire.
Aimed at people who want to go abroad, this course educates the participant on aspects of personal safety the traveller might encounter away from home; such as road safety and safe working practices with a particular emphasis on performing personal risk assessments when working abroad. This course would be highly useful to anyone considering a placement or travel overseas.
Stephen Jones, a Trustee of EWB-UK, was an active member of the Cambridge branch in its early days in 2003. He has served on the UK team since then, and was CEO of EWB-UK between 2005 and 2007.
Stephen will be talking about the role of EWB in research and volunteering, drawing on his experiences on projects in Kyrgyzstan and El Salvador, and how these were influenced by his 4th-year work low-cost earthquake-proof housing.
A free lunch will be provided!