DAY ONE 

 


Stream 1
Indigenous Australia & Reconciliation


Stream 2
Human Centered Design


Stream 3
Engineering Education

0800

Breakfast and registration open

0830

MC Intro & welcome to country
Aunty Joy Wandin

0845

Conference Opening
Merv Lindsey (Engineers Australia)

0900

Keynote
Kerry Pinkstone (Director Policy & Research, Generation One)

 

Parallel sessions

1000

Parallel 1.A

Parallel 2.A

Parallel  3.A

 

Engage Forum: Indigenous Pathways to Engineering Education (part 1) 

 Panel Discussion: People Centered Design. How the human factor is incorporated into community development 

 Humanitarian Engineering & Education
-Jennifer DeBoer,
Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education

1100

Morning Tea

1130

Parallel 1.B

Parallel 2.B

Parallel 3.B

 

 Engage Forum: Indigenous Pathways to Engineering Education (part 2)

Workshop: Human Centered Design
-Lucinda Hartley,
CoDesign Studio
 

 EWB University Research Showcase
-Julian O'Shea,
Engineers Without Borders
 

1230


Lunch

1315

Inspiration, Motivation, Aspiration Session

1345

Keynote
Jennifer DeBoer (Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education)

 

Parallel Sessions

1445

Parallel 1.C

Parallel 2.C

Parallel 3.C

 

 Reconciliation Action Plans: Reflecting on the Journey (Part 1)

 What problem are we really solving? 
-Rachael West, Strategic Creativity
 

Workshop: Tipping the balance on a national scale - education in Timor and WASH in Nepal

1545

Parallel 1.D

Parallel 2.D

Parallel 3.D

 

Engineers Austraila's Reconciliation Action Plan, Reflecting on the Process and the Journey (Part 2)

Making a difference through assistive technology
Dr Loyd Walker & Ms Emma Friesen
 

Panel: Education from a Community Perspective 
-EWB International Community Partner
 

1645

Afternoon Tea

1700


Keynote
Todd Sampson (CEO Leo Burnett, Co-Creator Earth Hour & Gruen Transfer Panelist


Day 1 Conference Streams:

Indigenous Australia and Reconcilation:
The engineering sector is arguably one of the most well positioned sectors to assist in 'closing the gap'. This stream is dedicated to exploring opportunities for indigenous employment, education and reconcilation in the engineering sector.

Human Centred Design:
Appropriate technology requires a people approach to design. This stream presents Human Centred Design; a methodology that can be applied to ensure appropriate, people centered outcomes. 

Engineering Education:
EWB engages with universities Australia wide in undergraduate research projects, connecting students with our overseas placements. This stream presents research findings and leading thought around university engagement for humanitarian engineering.



DAY TWO

 


Stream 1
 Corporate Social Responsibility & Engagement


Stream 2
Engineering, Risk and Disaster 


Stream 3
Defining a Path 

0800

Breakfast and registration open

0830

MC Intro

0900

Keynote
Sourabh Phadke (Independent WASH Educator & Appropriate Building Specialist)

 

Parallel sessions

1000

Parallel 1.A

Parallel 2.A

Parallel  3.A

 

CSR: Not just a sweetner
-Dr. Sunny Oliver-Bennetts,
Engineers Without Borders Australia
 

The Aust Defence Force Support Humanitarian Outcomes -Neil Greet, Engineers Australia

Priorities of Humanitarian Engineering Forum: Capacity Building

1100

Morning Tea

1130

Parallel 1.B

Parallel 2.B

Parallel 3.B

 

Brokering Partnerships for Sustainable Development
-Ian Dixon, Dixon Partnering Services
 

Engineers in Delivering Humanitarian Outcomes in Acute Emergencies
Brigadier Peter Jeffery & Mr Dechlan Ellis, SKM

Priorities of Humanitarian Engineering Forum: Reconciliation

1230


Lunch

1330

Inspiration, Motivation, Aspiration Session

1400

Keynote: Tim Jarvis (Senior Associate Sustainability Arup)

 

Parallel Sessions

1500

Parallel 1.C

Parallel 2.C

Parallel 3.C

 

Immediate Action
-Mark McNee 
Engineers Without Borders Australia
 

What Role is the for Industry in Disaster Response; Lessons from the United States
Mr Joe Chapman, AECOM

Priorities of Humanitarian Engineering Forum: Appropriate Technology

1600

Parallel 1.D

Parallel 2.D

Parallel 3.D

 

The India Context Part 1: Working with the rural poor
Joss Brooks, Pitchandikulam Forust

Engineering Supporting Wider Humanitarian Engineering Outcomes
Dr Elizabeth Barber, UNSW & NOETIC Solutions

Priorities of Humanitarian Engineering Forum: Commitment & Leadership

1700

Afternoon Tea

1730

Keynote
Andrew Lamb (CEO EWB-UK)


Day 2 Conference Streams:

Corporate Social  Responsibility and Engagement:
Most engineering companies across Australia now have CSR programs in one form or another. This stream discusses leading thinking around CSR, case studies and advice for finding meaningful engagement opportunities.

Engineering, Risk and Disaster:
This stream explores the important role engineers play in the management of and recovery from humanitarian disasters and how leading engineering organisations have responded to disaster. It builds upon the content from the national Technical Workshop Series held throughout this year.

Defining a Path:
This stream identifies opportunities for the engineering community to engage in the priority theme areas identified at the Humanitarians Engineering Summit including, Commitment and Leadership; Appropriate Technology; Capacity Building and Education; Reconciliation.



DAY THREE

 


Stream 1
Progressing Humanitarian Engineering


Stream 2
Current Partnerships 

Stream 3
Engineers Assisting in Disaster 

0800

Breakfast and registration open

0830

MC Intro

0840

Opening Address
Lizzie Brown

0900

Keynote
Oliver Lacey-Hall, Head, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

 

Parallel sessions

1000

Parallel 1.A

Parallel 2.A

Parallel  3.A

 

A Snapshot of Pro Bono Engineering
-Dr. Sunny Oliver-Bennetts,
Engineers Without Borders Australia
 

Panel: Hand outs or hand ups? Community engagement in the WASH sector

Alan McLean, CEO RedR Australia
RedR Australia Humanitarian Assistance Deployments

1100

Morning Tea

1130

Parallel 1.B

Parallel 2.B

Parallel 3.B

 

Pro-Bono Engineering: Stories of success and challenges
-Sarah Purcell,
Engineers Without Borders Australia
 

Panel: Improving health through appropriate technology: The story of the stove, new leg and ceramic filters
-Dinesh Poudyah, NAMUNA Nepal
-Isabelle Gensburger, RDIC Cambodia
 

Dinesh Jayasuriya, RedR
Humanitarian Engineering in the Field

1230

Lunch

1330

Inspiration, Motivation, Aspiration Session

1400

Keynote
Tony Marjoram (UNESCO)

 

Parallel Sessions

1500

Parallel 1.C

Parallel 2.C

Parallel 3.C

 

College of Biomedical Engineering: Outcomes from the Technical Workshop Series

A rights based approach to WASH
 -Basta Rege, Santulan, India
Joss Brooks, Pitchandikulam Forest (India)
 

AusAid introduces the Australian Civilian Corps, supporting Stabilisation and Recovery
Cheryl Johnson, Assistant Director General, AusAID

1600

Parallel 1.D

Parallel 2.D

Parallel 3.D

 

Defence involvement in responding to disasters

The standards you walk past are the standards you will accept
-Mark McNee,
Engineers Without Borders Australia 

Centre for Engineering, Leadership and Management

1700

Afternoon Tea

1730

Keynote Panel
Culture, Commitment or Cash: What are the barriers to creating positive change in the engineering sector?

1830

Closing remarks from incoming Engineers Australia president David Hood


Day 3 Conference Streams:

Progressing Humanitarian Engineering:
This stream explores legacy projects for the Year of Humanitarians Engineering, a pro-bono engineering model for Australia and potential future directions for the engineering sector.

Current Partnerships:
EWB works in partnership with several communities from local centres, to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and local Asian communities. This stream is dedicated to celebrating these partnerships through stories from the field.

Engineers Assisting in Disaster:
RedR Australia routinely deploys professional engineers to disaster zones via United Nations mandate. This stream is dedicated to celebrating this great service through presentations from key RedR staff and returned volunteers.


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Event Partners

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