Bringing together engineers and humanitarians in Uganda
One of the key achievements of the trip was hosting a networking event for engineers and NGOs in Uganda, discussing how to bring local engineers into disaster relief in Uganda. Participants were able to network, give voice to some of the challenges in engineers and humanitarians working together, and find solutions, together.
The event was attended by the Ugandan MP for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Eng. Hilary Onek, and featured on Uganda NTV news. In collaboration with Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers and the College of Engineering, Makerere University, the event also had many additional guest speakers including from Oxfam and the Uganda National Roads Authority.
As part of the event, we also announced the opening of a microgrant scheme, whereby we will be awarding small scale funding to humanitarian engineering projects in Uganda, alongside providing technical support. Read the poster to the right and download the forms below to apply!
Microgrant application form
Microgrant financial template