“Poverty relates primarily to the
access of poor people to the knowledge and resources with which
to address their basic human needs and promote sustainable
development in such areas as water supply and sanitation, food
production and processing, housing and construction, energy,
transportation and communication, income generation, and
employment creation.” (UNESCO, 2003)
Vision l Values
Borders - International facilitates links and collaboration among its
member groups toward improving the quality of life of disadvantaged communities
worldwide through education and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while promoting new
dimensions of experience for engineers, engineering
students, and similarly motivated non-engineers.
vision of Engineers Without Borders - International is
to be recognized and respected as an international
organization whose members deliver sustainable solutions
to developing communities worldwide and make use of
their diverse technical expertise to solve critical
problems affecting the health of our planet.
Engineers Without Borders -International sees a world
where ALL people have access to the knowledge and
resources with which to meet their basic human needs and
rise out of poverty.
We believe in:
that can contribute positively to communities; change that started now will provide new solutions
over time; and change that can interrupt the cycle of
People in host communities who define the
development projects and contribute to insuring ownership, appropriateness,
and long-term effectiveness; people who can solve their own
Partnerships with a
broad cadre of institutional, academic, development, and
engineering organizations that are willing to assist in
building toward a more equitable and sustainable world.
that are symbiotic with the environment, society, and
culture and build capacity for people to solve their own
that develops a new generation of engineers,
who will benefit from seeing the many facets of engineering
solutions to problems in developing communities, beyond the
technical skills obtained in their basic education; and in the
education of host-community partners.
require the highest level of integrity; ethics that promote
honesty, communication, and forthright disclosure; ethics
that promote human dignity, value, and respect of diversity; ethics that promote social responsibility and appropriate
action; ethics that promote fairness and equitable
distribution of time, effort, and resources; ethics that
promote responsibility to share skills and resources; and ethics that recognize that people should not be exploited
in any form whatsoever.
EWB-I member groups and
partner organizations contribute to
through capacity building in their
EWB-I endorses the
Declaration of Human Rights.
Engineers Without Borders - International is not in any way affiliated
with Doctors Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders is a registered
trademark of Bureau International de Médecins Sans Frontieres.