Australian Engineering Week EWB - The Humanitarian Engineer
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will be hosting a screening of the documentary The Humanitarian Engineer by Sheena Ong, followed by a panel discussion with Alexandra Ford, Tony Marx and Neil Greet. The Humanitarian Engineer is a celebration of engineering, its diversity, and its power to enrich the human condition.
Alexandra Ford: Alexandra Ford is the AVID (Australian Volunteers for International Development) Program Manager at Australian Business Volunteers. She has previously worked with Engineers Without Borders Australia as South East Asia Field Officer for volunteer management and welfare support for volunteers in Cambodia, Vietnam, Timor-Leste and Indonesia.
Tony Marx: Tony is returned EWB volunteer. He spent a year in Cambodia on an EWB placement as an urban garden planning advisor to help build the capacity of Habitat for Humanity staff. Tony has had a varied career as a civil engineer, town planner, manager, land developer, farmer, builder, small business owner and father. He has worked on water supplies around Mount Kilimanjaro with his partner Robyn in Tanzania. In the 1970’s he worked for the NSW Planning Department and Papua New Guinea Works Department in Port Moresby.
Neil Greet: Neil Greet is the Director of Collaborative Outcomes focussed on innovation in complex social technical systems, with one venture being to connect engineers to improved and sustainable humanitarian outcomes. Neil previously served in the Australian Defence Force with operational experience in East Timor and Iraq. He is the President of Engineers Australia Canberra Division 2015 Committee.