Engineers for International Development, London

17 October, 2017 | 09:15 - 17:30

Venue address:

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
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About this event

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.

Workshop booking

Spaces for the afternoon are strictly limited and must be booked separately to the main conference.

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Morning programme

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 

Afternoon programme

13:40 Design sprint
               Anna Bruni, Happold Foundation

14:50 Coffee break

15:00 Design sprint
               Anna Bruni, Happold Foundation

16:10 Coffee break

16:30 Summary and discussion
               Anna Bruni, Happold Foundation

17:30 Summary from the Chair, end
               David Balmforth, Past President, Institution of Civil Engineers