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Concern is involved with two initiatives at Third Level: The Nelson Mandela Debates and the 'Where there is no Engineer' design initiative.

Concern is involved with two initiatives at Third Level. The Nelson Mandela Debates are run by the African Students Association Ireland (ASAI) in partnership with Concern. ‘Where there is no Engineer’ is a design initiative coordinated by the Development Technology in the Community (DTC) Research Group with Engineers Without Borders Ireland that gives participants the opportunity to design creative solutions to real life ongoing humanitarian problems. The programme is funded by Irish Aid and delivered in partnership with Concern Worldwide.

Nelson Mandela Debates

The Nelson Mandela Debates are run by the African Students Association Ireland (ASAI) in partnership with Concern. By reflecting the spirit of Nelson Mandela participants are challenged to critically reflect on and debate issues related to building a more just and equal world for all. Find out more.

‘Where There is No Engineer’

On 25 April 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal resulting in widespread damage, fatalities and casualties. The sequence of aftershocks that followed has resulted in landslides, avalanches and the collapse of already damaged buildings. Applicants to this year’s competition should use the current problems and associated challenges that Concern is facing in Nepal as the context for their design. See the full programme booklet for more details.

Prize

Sponsored by Davies Suppliers, the winning team or individual will be invited to travel to Nepal to see the challenges first hand and attempt to ascertain the viability of implementing their project design.

Who can take part?

The design challenge is open to both undergraduates and professionals across a range of disciplines, including but not limited to: engineering, health sciences, education and product design.

More information

Winning entry 2017