This short webinar will provide clarification on which community agreement template to use at each level of project development in our international community programs.
This short webinar will define the key elements of a program summary: the goal, objectives, outputs and activities, which will be used in developing the program’s logical framework.
Planning on conducting an assessment trip for your water supply project? Watch this presentation to learn more.
EWB-USA’s Energy Standing Content Committee has drafted operational and maintenance guidelines to assist chapters using battery power as a part of their project implementation. Energy storage via batteries is an expensive component of a project that can have a short life expectancy unless properly maintained. Proper maintenance will aid in making your project a long lasting success without… Read more »
This 7-minute webinar is a how-to-guide that explains how to correctly fill out and turn in a project or chapter expense report.
The Community Engineering Corps (CEC) has a different project process than international programs. Learn more about this different project process here.
Want to learn more about the Community Engineering Corps? This is a good place to start.
This webinar provides an introduction to chapters with new Community Engineering Corps projects. You will need to register to view it.
This webinar provides information about the background and details of the EWB-USA project process.
Documenting your design from beginning to end is standard engineering practice and is required as part of the EWB-USA Project Process. Many chapters struggle with how to properly document their design with calculations, drawings and specifications. As chapters move into the design phase of their project many chapters have their implementation proposals (525s) put on… Read more »
The purpose and value of this presentation will be to enable volunteers to use the written Health & Safety Plan as a tools for recognizing and evaluating potential health & safety exposure hazards. The hazards that EWB-USA volunteers may face range from biological hazards, foodborne illnesses, to construction hazards and civil unrest. This briefing will increase their awareness… Read more »
This webinar describes how a chapter completes a 530 – Pre-Monitoring Report to prepare for a Monitoring Trip to their community.
EWB-USA’s mission and vision requires that the programs we implement are well planned and sustainable. The Logical Framework approach enables the main elements of a program to be concisely summarized and brings structure and logic to the relationship between program purpose and intended inputs, planned activities, and expected results. If used with flexibility, this approach to planning encourages… Read more »
This webinar describes how a chapter completes a 521-Pre Assessment Report to prepare for an Assessment Trip to their community.
This webinar goes over key points on how to put together a complete 525-Pre Implementation Report so that it meets the expectations of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
This webinar gives you tips on how to prepare a good presentation for the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), in addition to the overall logistics for the regional TAC meetings and TAC approval process.
This video provides an introduction to the Community Engineering Corps. The CEC is the part of EWB-USA that focuses on domestic projects.
This presentation takes lessons learned from previous EWB-USA chapters on instilling sustainability throughout an EWB-USA project. Whether you think you’re a pro at sustainability or just getting started, this presentation is for you.
A sound analysis of the needs of a community requires the collection of geographically related data including its boundaries, membership, environment, vulnerability and capacity of physical and natural resources, metrics of the existing conditions, among others at the beginning of the assessment process of a design project. Mapping is the critical input to this analysis. In this presentation,… Read more »
Learn more about the EWB-USA member code of conduct by watching this previously recorded presentation. For more information about the member code of conduct, visit our helpdesk (http://help.ewb-usa.org/customer/portal/articles/2025754-member-code-of-conduct)
Mentorships are an important part of the EWB-USA model. You can learn more about mentoring student chapters by watching this presentation.
Most Significant Change (MSC) is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation. It is participatory because many project stakeholders are involved both in deciding the sorts of changes to be recorded and in analyzing the data collected. It is a form of monitoring because it occurs throughout the program cycle and provides information to help people manage… Read more »
This presentation focuses on the new international community program application process (501), with an emphasis on understanding the three-way partnership at the heart of a community program, the role each partner plays and conveying that information in the 501 application. Particular attention is given to obtaining community input and incorporating this into an application. The… Read more »
The New Officer Orientation webinar provides leaders of EWB-USA chapters guidance on chapter operations, the community-driven development model, policies, procedures and resources. All new officers are encouraged to view the training.
You likely have a lot of questions before you take the next step with your program and our Program Engineers are here to help you. As an integral component of our larger effort to improve the quality of EWB-USA projects, this presentation will acquaint your chapter with EWB-USA’s project process and ensure your chapter is heading… Read more »
EWB-USA offers a monthly New Program Kickoff presentation to chapters beginning new programs.
Sustainability is a core component of our organization. To learn more about planning for sustainability while conducting an assessment trip, watch this previously recorded presentation.
This presentation describes the best practices for an assessment trip for a structural building project.
An insightful presentation on the EWB-USA approach to PMEL.
Getting ready to conduct a latrine building project? Watch this previously recorded presentation on preparing for a latrine assessment trip
A summary of principles EWB-USA follows to ensure meaningful community involvement in all EWB-USA projects. This introductory webinar introduces EWB-USA members to our general approach to community development.
This webinar describes the role that a Professional Mentor, or a Technical Lead for a professional chapter, is accepting when signing on with a project team through EWB-USA.
A summary of the principles of sustainability as they relate to our EWB-USA programs.
EWB-USA projects are typically in remote locations with little to no access to emergency medical responders or advanced medical care. On top of the safety issues, EWB-USA volunteers must also be aware of the medical issues surrounding the location, our volunteers, and the activities conducted during EWB-USA trips. The consequences of a simple blister or… Read more »
This presentation introduces improved methods for two field anthropology tools (focus groups and household surveys) and suggestions on how to integrate them during assessment, implementation, and monitoring trips. The methodology is based off of courses the presenters took during a summer-long field school in Costa Rica in 2013 through the University of South Florida AnthroEngineering research program. This… Read more »
This webinar gives guidance on how to evaluate a source of water, general design criteria for developing or enhancing that source, and factors to consider when planning for sustainability of your water project.
This webinar gives guidance on assessing, designing, and constructing facilities to store and distribute water once the source has been developed.
This webinar provides guidance on how to assess, design, and implement point of use and community-scale water treatment systems that are most common on EWB-USA projects.
As energy-related projects become more prevalent in EWB-USA programs, a careful look at past project failures and successes can lead to better future projects. In this presentation, the EWB-USA Energy Standing Content Committee explores the social and technical challenges inherent to energy projects, using several case studies. Viewers will gain an understanding of resources available to support energy… Read more »