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This free event will introduce graduates, academics, professional engineers, NGOs and funders to the opportunities and challenges of working in the international development sector.
Delegates will understand civil engineering demand in the developing world, learn how to meet the needs of international organisations and hear first hand experiences from the field.
The morning conference programme will be followed by a stimulating four hour afternoon workshop run by the Happold Foundation that will address some of the issues raised in the conference and explore how engineers can best offer support in the international development sector.
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08:45 Registration and coffee
09:15 Welcome and introduction
David Balmforth, Past President, Institution of Civil Engineers
09:20 Results of ICE research on the interest and demand for civil engineering in the
international development sector
Sakthy Selvakumaran, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
09:35 NGO perspective on work and training opportunities in international development
Andy Bastable, Head of Water and Sanitation, OXFAM Global Humanitarian Team
09:55 International development from a donor perspective
Haley Sharp, Head of Construction Delivery, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, HM
Treasury and Cabinet Office
10:10 Panel question and answers
10:40 Coffee break
11:10 Capacity building
Katie Creswell-Maynard, Head of Education, Engineers Without Borders
11:30 Employers perspective (HR) - Employing engineers in the international development
Gareth Sharp, Recruitment Manager, Mott MacDonald
11:50 Personal experience in the sector
Brittany Harris, Graduate Engineer, Buro Happold
12:05 Panel questions and answers
12:35 Summary from the Chair, end