Our History and Culture
About UsOur History and Culture

EWB’s story began fifteen years ago, with a small group of engineers in Melbourne and across Australia. Today, the EWB community includes thousands of people and dozens of organisations working together to engineer a better world.

Our inclusive, collaborative culture attracts a wide variety of engineers and non-engineers, and we take pride in the diversity of skills, backgrounds, cultures and experience in our community. We are uncompromising in our pursuit of engineering people out of poverty.



Our culture

EWB brings together passionate people who are committed to achieving lasting impact through a holistic approach to humanitarian engineering. 

  • We show leadership and take an ambitious and brave approach to creating and sustaining change
  • We learn together, work together and have fun together – inspiring collective action
  • We contribute our time and resources with humility and generosity to advance EWB’s vision
  • We are innovative and bold – we imagine a better future and work together to make it happen.