Engineering Without Borders (EWB) UK has published its Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Report for its 2015 international programmes. In 2015, these programmes benefitted over 1,700 people in developing communities around the world by providing technical support, skills and expertise to projects working to reduce poverty and overcome global challenges such as the provision of renewable energy, clean water, sanitation and safe shelter.
Based on feedback from programme partners and volunteers, the report shows how EWB UK’s international work is enabling partner organisations to strengthen and improve their engineering capabilities and increase project capacity and delivery. The report also demonstrates how EWB volunteers adopt a more globally responsible frame of mind. They learn valuable personal and professional skills as a result of taking part in the organisation’s international work and seeing first-hand the importance of engineering in addressing global challenges.
One 2015 International Placement Volunteer said: “This was an invaluable experience and I have grown as a person and learnt so much. I’m glad I was able to do this early in my career as it has greatly influenced how I perceive engineering and what I hope to do in the future.”
The report also lays out what EWB UK learnt from the 2015 programmes and the resulting changes and improvements that will increase the impact of future programmes.
The full report can be read by following the link: International Partnerships – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Report 2015