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Sustainable Infrastructure as a Driver to Achieve the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Infrastructure is necessary to achieve the UN’s 2030 development agenda. It is also central in the ambitions of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming. Access to basic services such as healthcare (SDG3), education (SDG4), clean water and sanitation ...
Reflections on the Profession: Careers in Impact Design The subject of careers in engineering for global development is a popular one with E4C members. So, we’re exploring the topic in a multi-part series on careers at the intersection of technology, design and social innovation. The series is focused ...
Generating Off Grid Power Off-grid systems can be powered by a variety of sources, including solar panels, wind and hydro turbines, and generators supplied by biomass or fossil fuels. In this webinar, we explore how each of these technologies work, discussing the basic underlying ...
Why the Power Grid Isn't Everywhere: The Role of Grid Extension in Electricity Access Why is it that, after more than 100 years of effort, power lines have not made their way to every community on earth? Is it possible that certain communities will “leap frog” the power grid and instead use off-grid systems? ...
Virtual Salon: Engineering a Circular Economy Waste to Energy Solutions Waste-to-energy projects have proliferated in recent decades, their growth driven by decreasing fossil fuels, the rise of sustainable energy and a greater awareness of the hazards of poor waste management. These technologies convert human, municipal, biomass and other waste into ...
Energy Access and Requirements of Rural Communities Understanding the problem is the first step toward providing energy access to the world’s energy-poor communities. Energy poverty, or the lack of access to modern fuels, stifles human development. It disproportionately afflicts those living in rural Sub-Saharan Africa and South ...
Engineering For Change - By Engineers, For Everyone. E4C’s mission is to prepare, educate and activate the international engineering workforce to improve the quality of life of under-served communities around the world. We do this by providing resources and platforms that accelerate the development of impactful solutions and ...
Virtual Demo: The Toolbox on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems The Toolbox on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) is a resource for solar irrigation service providers, advisers and practitioners to guide end-users and other stakeholders in minimizing risks related to system efficiency, financial viability and the unsustainable use of water. ...
How IoT and Human Centered Design Enable Life Saving Health Solutions Everyday, mothers around the world have to watch their newborns die from conditions that are easily treatable. Nearly 3 million newborns die in their first month in low-resource settings, and 80% of those deaths are preventable. Their conditions can be ...
Meet E4C Fellow, Alex E4C hosts an annual Research Fellowship for senior undergraduate and graduate engineering students engaged in global development. Fellows support the development of knowledge tools for designers, manufacturers, and implementers of poverty-alleviating products and services. Learn more:
https://www.engineeringforchange.org/e4c-fellowship/
Meet E4C Fellow, Grace E4C hosts an annual Research Fellowship for senior undergraduate and graduate engineering students engaged in global development. Fellows support the development of knowledge tools for designers, manufacturers, and implementers of poverty-alleviating products and services. Learn more:
https://www.engineeringforchange.org/e4c-fellowship/
E4C Webinars l Engineering a Level Paying Field - Getting Humanitarian Supplies to Market Engineering a Level Playing Field: Getting Humanitarian Supplies to Market
A revolution began a decade ago to design products for people living at the “base of the pyramid.” Since then, thousands of new technologies have been invented to help provide ...
E4C Webinar l Apoyo post construcción de sistemas rurales de agua Hay mucho debate en el sector de WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene – Agua Sanidad e Higiene) sobre el apoyo posterior a la construcción de sistemas de agua en zonas rurales. El objetivo es crear un sistema que dura indefinidamente, ...
E4C Webinar l Post Construction Support for Rural Water Systems There is much debate in the WASH sector over post-construction support options for rural water systems. The goal is to create a system that lasts indefinitely, but the discussion is over how.
In the past, the sector took a “give ...
E4C Webinars l Improving Water and Energy Service Delivery with IoT Solutions Nearly 1 billion people in the world lack access to safe drinking water, 2 billion have inadequate sanitation facilities and 3 billion use firewood for their daily energy needs. Combined, these resource limitations are among the leading causes of death ...
E4C Trend Analysis: Small-Scale Water Purification More than 2 billion poor people lack access to safe water. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6 aims to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” Currently, four distinct clusters of solutions are available for access ...
E4C Trend Analysis: Small Scale Renewable Energy Energy solutions consist of one or more of the following functions:
1. Energy generation (e.g. solar panels, wood burning chamber)
2. Energy storage (e.g. battery), transportation (e.g. electricity-grid), or metering (e.g. smart meter).
3. Energy use (e.g. cooking, lighting, charging ...
E4C Webinars l How Cities Are Managing Their Transportation Growing Pains “Urban transport problems are perverse. While education or healthcare improves as societies grow wealthier, transport problems worsen,” – The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies.
Rapidly growing cities in developing regions are experiencing new problems in transportation, as pointed out ...
E4C Webinar l Solutions to Reverse Global Warming Date: 20 December 2017
Global warming affects everyone, but people in developing countries are especially vulnerable to climate change. Rising sea levels and increasingly powerful storms flood coasts. New weather patterns, heavy rains, and droughts kill crops, erode soil, trigger landslides and ...
E4C Webinar l Innovation in Microgrids Poor energy access is “an endemic and crippling problem” according to the Center for Global Development. That may explain, in part, why the UN has elevated the issue to a place among its Sustainable Development Goals, aiming to ensure that ...
E4C Webinars l The Next Generation of Standards There are standards for almost everything we can think of, and new ones can be written if there is a need for them” – American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
As essential technology evolves, the need for new standards persists. Standards ...
E4C Webinars l Technologies for Connecting the Unconnected Last summer, the UN declared that it considers the internet to be a human right. However, according to the Broadband Commission, 53% of the world’s population still doesn’t have access to the internet today. Information and communications technologies for development ...
E4C Webinars l Fighting Zika with Technology and Equity Crowdfunding Fundraising is one of the biggest challenges for tech4dev start-ups, and especially for hardware led social ventures. The emerging practice equity crowdfunding is best known for its capability to scale and bring products to market. Could equity crowdfunding be a ...
E4C Webinars l Mobile Data Collection - Magpi The wide-spread availability of phone-based communications and the increasing availability of smartphones and tablets offers international development researchers, practitioners, and students an array of new tools and techniques for collecting field data. This includes new methods for administering surveys that ...
E4C Webinars l Practical Tools for Impact Design - Fusion 360 Practical Tools for Impact Design – Fusion 360
If you are looking for ways to integrate sustainable design strategies into your product modeling and simulation work, this webinar is for you. Join us to learn about accessible, online resources that ...
E4C Webinars l Empowering Citizens Through Technology to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution Empowering Citizens Through Technology to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution
Date: 25 April 2017
In less than a 100 years we have contaminated all of our oceans with plastic. An estimate in 2014 put the amount at 270,000 metric tons of ...

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