Who We Are
Engineers Without Borders – International (EWB-I) is an international federation of national Engineers Without Borders/Ingeneiurs Sans Frontiers (EWB/ISF) Member Associations whose mission is to facilitate collaboration, exchange of information, and assistance among its member groups. EWB-I helps its Member Associations improve their capacity to assist under-served communities in developing countries.
The Member Associations of EWB-I share a similar mission, which is to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through education and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while promoting global experience for engineers, engineering students, and similarly motivated non-engineers. EWB-I creates links between like-minded organizations and cuts across national borders.
Projects coordinated by individual EWB/ISF member groups are grassroots and small and benefit under-served communities in developing countries. It is a matter of policy that prior to taking on projects, EWB-I member groups make sure that they are not competing with private engineering firms.
EWB-I member groups and partner organizations contribute to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through capacity building in their projects. EWB-I endorses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.