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For an ASCE audience ASCE, EWB-USA Partnership: Making It Win-Win for All [Presenter Presenter] [Event Event Event Event Event Event] [Place/Date Place/Date Place/Date ] Today’s Presentation What is EWB-USA The ASCE/EWB-USA relationship Making the ASCE/EWB-USA partnership work for all What is EWB-USA? A non-profit, humanitarian engineering organization that: – Attracts energetic students & young professionals, along with seasoned PEs, for humanitarian projects – Develops partnerships with local communities – Designs and builds hands-on sustainable engineering projects – Fosters teamwork, communication, and enhances global perspectives – Develops operating capabilities within the communities through education and training – Provides the opportunity to pursue other economic development activities What is EWB-USA? 12,000+ members 250+ chapters – both professional and student 400+ projects per year in 45+ countries Predominantly Africa, Asia, & Central/South America What is EWB-USA? Founded in 2000 by Bernard Amadei, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado Board of Directors National Staff What is EWB-USA? Seven EWB-USA Regions: Support new chapter start up Host annual regional training workshops Provide training for member chapters Foster information exchange EWB-USA Vision Vision A world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides. EWB-USA Mission Mission Engineers Without Borders–USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. How does EWB-USA work? EWB-USA receives program applications from small- to mid-sized communities around the world A review committee posts appropriate programs for EWB-USA local chapters to consider Local chapters make proposals on programs EWB-USA looks for best fit and awards programs There may be many projects within one community program Chapters work with community partners to establish priorities for which projects to collaborate on first How does EWB-USA work? Projects are reviewed for quality and sustainability Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) – volunteer review National staff review Health & safety review Reviews at all steps in a project’s lifetime including: Assessment, alternative design analysis, implementation, monitoring & evaluation EWB-USA receives funds through donations, sponsorships, and member dues How Chapters Adopt Community Programs Chapter project team formed Project begins – Chapter team contacts community, learns about culture and needs Assessment trip – Team travels to community to gather information Assessment report – Documents findings of assessment trip Alternatives analysis / design feasibility Pre-implementation – Improve design; submit design to TAC How Chapters Adopt Community Programs Implementation trip – Travel to community to implement design Implementation report – Document what was accomplished on implementation trip Continuing project application – EWB-USA makes a 5+-year commitment to community – Initiatives and relationship building continues for future programs How to Make a Real Difference Bbanda, Uganda Bbanda, Uganda No water distribution – Villagers carry water long distances – Water must then be boiled – Children miss school to gather water and are exposed to water-borne illnesses EWB Northeastern University Chapter plans to provide easier access – Boreholes, shallow wells, rain-water catchments, and source protection No longer a choice of water or school More time for income generating activities A special relationship EWB-USA experienced growing pains – Excitement for EWB-USA caused extremely fast expansion, straining resources ASCE is helping EWB-USA manage its growth challenges: – Cash infusion – Association management expertise – Input through two ASCE seats on the EWB- USA Board – Remaining big need: Experienced engineers to mentor! Why the partnership? EWB-USA: Energizes civil engineers and students Enhances the diversity of the civil engineering profession Develops sense of teamwork and communication within engineering programs Why the partnership? EWB-USA: Prepares civil engineers for practice in the global environment Enriches the civil engineering education experience Enhances the public image of civil engineering Making it work locally ASCE/EWB-USA “liaisons” asked to: Befocal point of relationship between local ASCE and EWB-USA chapters counterpart’s meetings and inform Attend them of cooperation potential up joint local ASCE/EWB-USA Set meetings Making it work locally ASCE/EWB-USA “liaisons” asked to: Invite local counterparts to make presentations at meetings Facilitate mutual member participation in EWB- USA projects Identify opportunities for resource sharing and collaboration Show the professionals and students the benefits of membership in both ASCE and EWB-USA What’s in it for ASCE? Networking among peers ─ students, professionals, and clients Volunteer opportunities for your Section / Branch – Mentoring students and young professionals through participation in international development programs – Taking part in small, hands-on programs that directly benefit users Strengthening ASCE’s future and public image Synergy between ASCE’s purpose and goals and EWB-USA’s goals and activities in the areas of: – Humanitarianism, Infrastructure, Diversity, Mentoring, Globalization and Sustainability Make a personal commitment Become an EWB-USA member: – ASCE members receive a significant discount • Professional Members - $100 (ASCE - $60) • Supporting Members - $75 (ASCE - $40) – Only Professional Members may participate on projects Contribute your technical expertise – As project designers and reviewers Become a mentor – Support up-and-coming engineers: Early career guidance Find a local EWB-USA Chapter Visit the EWB-USA Chapters site at www.ewb-usa.org/chapters.php Or contact: –Daryl Morais (email@example.com) –Narcy Ibanez (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the ASCE Geographic Services Department Questions?
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