Building a More Sustainable, Climate-Resilient and Just Future with EWB-USA

Climate change is a pressing global challenge that is becoming more urgent and visible each day. EWB-USA’s vision of a world in which every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic needs can only be achieved by rising to the challenges presented by climate change and incorporating climate change thinking into the work… Read more »

Clean Power and Job Creation: Improving the Lives of Somali Refugees in the Vast Ethiopian Desert

As part of our ongoing relationship with United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the IKEA Foundation, EWB-USA’s Engineering Service Corps volunteers and staff have been working to bring clean electricity to the Dollo Ado camps since September 2017. To date, we’ve installed approximately one-third of 52 planned solar micro-grids. These… Read more »

Meet Our Engineering Service Corps Senior Program Manager, Kevin Andrezejewski

Engineers Without Borders USA’s Engineering Service Corps (ESC) Senior Program Manager, Kevin Andrezejewski, is an outdoor explorer who enjoys fishing, hiking, skiing and beyond. In the office, he focuses his energy on overseeing ESC projects around the world while cultivating lasting program partnerships. How did you first learn about and get involved with EWB-USA? I… Read more »

Meet Our New Engineering Service Corps Project Engineer, Elizabeth Joyce

Engineers Without Borders USA’s Engineering Service Corps (ESC) Project Engineer, Elizabeth Joyce, is a former EWB-USA volunteer who enjoys open-water swimming and playing the banjo. In the office, she focuses her energy on fostering strong partner relationships and managing the implementation of climate change-related projects. How did you first learn about and get involved with… Read more »

Meet Our New Engineering Service Corps Project Coordinator, Julia Slusarz

Engineers Without Borders USA’s Engineering Service Corps (ESC) Project Coordinator, Julia Slusarz, is a heights-fearing rock climber who loves hiking with her dog. In the office, she focuses her energy on connecting our most seasoned volunteers with ESC projects across the globe.  How did you first learn about and get involved with EWB-USA? Water, Sanitation,… Read more »

Solar Lights Brighten The Lives Of Refugees And Host Communities

Note: this post was originally published by UNHCR’s Deepesh Das Shrestha in Spotlight Magazine. DAMAK – As the sun goes down, 21-year-old Phanindra Ghimire, a local resident of Damak Municipality, walks past a gravel road and checks the battery and sensors of a solar-grid installed along the roadside of Beldangi Refugee Camp. “I visit the… Read more »

Farmer-to-Farmer Program: Engineers Boost the Longevity of Kosovo’s Agribusiness

In the summer of 2016, EWB-USA launched a new partnership with USAID in support of our Farmer-to-Farmer: Improving the Sustainability of Kosovo Agriculture program. This one-year program provides technical assistance from U.S. volunteers to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries with the goal of promoting sustainable improvements in… Read more »

Repairing Hand Pumps to Restore Water to Drought-Stricken Villages in Ethiopia

Engineers Without Borders USA’s Engineering Service Corps began work in drought-stricken Ethiopia in June, and since that time has assessed 51 wells, 35 of which have been repaired. These improvements brought water to more than 100,000 people. Learn more below about EWB-USA’s December trip to  Ethiopia to continue this life-saving work. After volunteering for two… Read more »