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Global Humanitarian Engineering Award

Congratulations to the Winners of the Global Humanitarian Engineering Awards 2013!


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Our Mission

To celebrate outstanding contributions to humanitarian engineering by individuals and organisations from around the globe.

Our Objectives

  • To recognise outstanding achievements in humanitarian engineering

  • Showcase and celebrate humanitarian engineering progress

  • Provide role models in the field

  • Demonstrate less popularly known roles of engineering in society

  • Provide incentives for excellence

The Millennium Development Goals’ target end date of 2015 is nearly here and engineers have made great progress towards achieving these goals. The Global Humanitarian Engineering Awards present an opportunity to recognise these engineers and technologists on a global stage, and share their stories with the wider engineering community.

There will be two awards presented in 2013:

Humanitarian Engineer of the Year

To honour and reward the extraordinary achievements of a single engineer, who has had marked positive effects on the quality of life of marginalised communities. The ultimate aim is to draw attention to successful undertakings that may serve as models for others in the field of humanitarian engineering. The prize will recognise effectiveness as well as vision. 

Humanitarian Engineering Project of the Year

To honour and reward the extraordinary achievements of a project or program that has had marked positive effects on the quality of life of marginalised communities. The prize will recognise effectiveness as well as vision. 

About us:

Rebecca Dracup and Andrew Perren are two engineering students at the University of Western Australia. In mid-2012, five years into their degrees, they realised it was very difficult to find stories of success about engineering and engineers in the humanitarian and development sectors. Both wanted role models and exemplary engineering projects to help give them something to aim for. During the Mickey Sampson Leadership Program, Rebecca decided that it would be a good idea to start the Global Humanitarian Engineering Awards. Now, Rebecca and Andrew just need your support to make their dream a reality.

IEEE is helping Rebecca and Andrew to achieve their vision by agreeing to host the 2013 inaugural Awards Ceremony at the 2013 Global Humanitarian Technology Conference. Engineers Without Borders Australia has been a catalyst for the idea and have provided mentoring and support since its initiation in mid-2012.


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