About Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders creates opportunities for rural Africans to access clean water, generate an income from small farms, and have improved access to the services and infrastructure they need to improve their lives. We harness the problem-solving approach and creative pragmatism of the Canadian engineering sector to address the root causes of poverty in rural Africa.

Since 2000, Engineers Without Borders has become one of Canada's most widely-respected and prominent development organizations, combining a critically-focused and effective overseas team with a dynamic movement of university students and professional engineers here in Canada.

"Poverty is the product of broken systems that prevent people from realizing their full potential. Beating poverty means making those systems work. EWB is doing exactly that. We invest in people-smart systems changers, and we incubate the systemic innovations that they create to accelerate rural African development. It's not about projects. It's not about technology. It's about people working with people to create lasting, scalable change that unlocks human potential."

Source: Engineers Without Borders
Photo Source: Raquel Vigueras, Junior Fellow 2011, Agricultural Value Chains, Zambia