Previous Challenges

Each year the EWB Challege works with a different community based partner organisation. These parner organisations are existing partners of Engineers Without Borders Australia or UK. The designs that students come up with throughout the year are given to the community partner to support their development work. Since its establishment in 2007 the EWB Challenge has seen students working on designs for communities in India, Cambodia, Vietnam, rural Australia, Timor Leste and Nepal. Find out more about these previous challenges. 

Kooma Traditonal Owners Association, Australia

The Kooma Traditional Owners Association (KTOA) manages the Kooma land that is located in south-western Queensland. They are active in the cultivation of cultural and natural heritage management at two properties within traditional Kooma land, Bendee Downs and Murra Murra. The EWB Challenge for 2010 is divided into six design areas - Bendee Downs redevelopment plan, building design, transportation, water and sanitation, energy and information communications and technology.

Live & Learn Environmental Education, Cambodia

Live & Learn Environmental Education is an international non-profit organisation that works to reduce poverty by creating sustainable futures. The organisation that works in Cambodia focuses on environmental education, sustainable livelihoods and human rights that engage the people that live in and around the Tonle Sap Lake and River.

Habitat for Humanity, Vietnam

In 2012 Engineers Without Borders Australia and Habitat for Humanity Vietnam have worked together to identify a range of relevant student projects. Students are invited to develop innovative and appropriate project solutions that can make a real contribution towards the sustainable development of the Anh Minh district within the Kien Giang province on the Mekong Delta.

Plan - Timor Leste

Sudents will be working on design projects for the rural Aldeia (village) Codo, in the Lautem district, Timor Leste. These design projects were developed through collaboration with Plan - Timor Leste and student project ideas will contribute to the work Plan, and their local NGO partner organisations, are conducing in Lautem. 

Pitchandikulum Forest, India

Pitchandikulum Forest is an organisation that works to promote the preservation and restoration of forests within the Tamil Nadu state, located in southern India. The organisation is primarily engaged in community outreach, and along with EWB have identified eight design areas - Devikulum Industry planning, building construction, transportation, water and sanitation, energy, information communications and technology, waste management and housing.


Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH)

The EWB Challenge program is currently partnering with Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH). Students will be working on design projects for communities in the Gorkha Region, Nepal. 

Reignite Action for Development

UK and Ireland - The EWB Challenge program is currently partnering with Reignite Action for Development. Students working on these design projects will be supporting Reignite's work in the village of Bambui in the Tubah Sub Division, Cameroon. While Bambui has been chosen as a case study the ideas will be shared with the entire Tubah Sub Division. 


UNHCR Zambia

Live & Learn Vanuatu

Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT)