Engineers Without Borders UK leads a community that promotes, encourages and rewards a culture of collective action towards addressing global issues.

As part of this we promote, high quality, informative and engaging international training courses for people with an interest in how clean technologies are enabling people around the world to access the benefits of engineering.

These training courses are appropriate for  participants from all thematic backgrounds and experience levels including, students, engineering professionals, academics and non-engineers alike.

All of our courses are delivered in English by international development professionals, leading activists, researchers, academics and policy makers.

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2017 Training Courses


Course: Sustainable Technologies in Action: Building Enduring Communities

Location: Mexico City and San Miguel De Allende, Mexico.

Content: Learn about innovative sustainable technologies and how they are changing and enriching lives. Discover the theory and implantation behind rainwater harvesting systems, natural building techniques, solar power systems, bio-digesters, and water filtration in urban, peri-urban and rural communities in Mexico.

In addition to the course participants can also get hands on experience of installing bio-digesters and clean water systems in underserved communities (see project descriptions below) .

Dates: 20 July 2017 – 1 August 2017 – (participants will need to arrive by the 19 July 2017)

cost :  $1,750 (US$1,475 for the course and US$275 for basic lodging). Other accommodation options are available.

Early bird discount : US$150 off the course fee if you book before 30 April 2017.

New for 2017: This year we are offering participants the exciting opportunity to undertake one of two practical projects as part of the training course.  These projects are also available as a stand alone course.

Project 1: Bio-digesters and Sustainable Community Practices in the Yucatan (5 days, $650, flights to/from Yucatan not included)

In this 5 day course you will travel to the remote Yucatan province and work on a community development project installing a bio-digester and promoting sustainable practices amongst community members.

Project 2: Biochar and Slow-Sand Filtration for Potable Water (3 days, $500, San Miguel de Allende) 

In this 3-day intensive course, participants will delve into the theory and practical components of biochar for potable water. They will build a biochar gasifier, produce and process the filter media, and construct a four-stage treatment system with a 300 liter-a-day capacity. The system will installed in a local community, benefiting dozens with potable water.

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