Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Engineers Helping the Developing World

Created in 2002, Engineers Without Borders is a nonprofit organization comprised of people with diverse technical expertise, whose goal is to provide those in the developing world with the tools and resources they need to fight poverty. They consist of several small groups around the world, who oversee various engineering projects. “Sustainable development will be impossible without the full input by the engineering profession,” said Maurice Strong, Secretary General, at 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development. The organization is trying to directly address this issue. Read more about them here.