What We Do

Engineers Without Borders creates opportunities for rural Africans in Zambia, Malawi, Ghana and Burkina Faso to create positive change in their lives. We harness the skills and creativity of the Canadian engineering sector to find practical solutions to one of the world’s most urgent problems – extreme poverty.

In Africa, Engineers Without Borders is pioneering sophisticated responses to complex development challenges. EWB volunteers work with our overseas institutional partners – governments, development organizations and private enterprises – to identify practical and long-term solutions to poverty. By focusing on the needs of rural communities, we are improving access to clean water and critical infrastructure, increasing farmers’ yields, and supporting business opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Here at home, EWB is taking action to promote political and personal choices that contribute to a more prosperous future for millions of rural Africans. We connect Canadians to our innovative, entrepreneurial and resilient African partners. We are making change start right here at home, by calling on the Canadian government to reestablish itself as a global leader by restructuring our aid to have an impact in communities where it is needed most.