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Andrew Lamb

Area of expertise: Engineering

Background
After graduating from his engineering degree, Andrew began his career by working with RedR as a fundraiser. He became very involved in organisational management and development, and was Chief Executive of Engineers Without Borders UK from 2008 to 2013.

Area of interest 

Andrew is the Innovation Lead at Field Ready, which uses emerging technologies such as digital fabrication to transform disaster relief supply chains and make aid                                                                       supplies in the field.

Now based in London, Andrew has worked in many different countries and established humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction programmes in Nepal, across the South Pacific, in the Rohingya refugee crisis, in northern Syria and elsewhere. He is an experienced humanitarian fundraiser and regularly supports work by agencies including World Vision, UNICEF, Save the Children, Oxfam and local organisations, engineering companies and cluster leads.

Andrew has previously worked as a consultant for the World Bank on Open Data, for UNESCO where he edited the first global report on engineering, and for the World Federation of Engineering Organisations where he developed the ‘Africa Catalyst’ concept (before it was taken up by the Royal Academy of Engineering). He is a director of the Appropedia Foundation, and a founder of the Centre for Global Equality (formerly the Humanitarian Centre) in Cambridge.

Among Andrew’s current interests is the use of Lego to promote generational change in sub-Saharan Africa, and developing the ‘massive small change’ concept for wider use. In 2018, Andrew became a Shuttleworth Foundation fellow working on ‘Massive Small Manufacturing’ and its applications in disaster relief. Andrew has been on the RedR board since 2011. 

Watch Andrew's last RedTalk about Sustainabilty in the Humanitarian Sector.

RedTalks I Sustainability in the humanitarian sector - Andrew Lamb