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Community engagement

We’re used to making a difference for our clients. Making a real difference for the communities in which we work is equally important. We bring our practical, strategic and inventive skills to whatever challenge we’re set, locally and across the world.
We’re used to making a difference for our clients. Making a real difference for the communities in which we work is equally important. We bring our practical, strategic and inventive skills to whatever challenge we’re set, locally and across the world.

Arup’s aims influence more than just our day-to-day work – they inspire us to look for greater outcomes from everything we do.

Our community engagement programme is ‘social usefulness’ in action. Whether it is initiatives to combat homelessness, improve sanitation in disaster relief programmes, or disaster recovery after earthquakes, we are always looking for ways to improve the lives of those most in need.

Humanitarianism implies a social conscience, a wish to do socially useful work, and to join hands with others fighting for the same values. ”

Ove Arup Sir Ove Arup Founder

Technical support to organisations working in Rohingya refugee camps

Through Arup Community Engagement, a team of our engineers have been providing technical support and capacity-building to UN and NGO organisations working on the ground in the Rohingya refugee camps since December 2017.

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Responding to disaster

Our Disaster Response and Recovery programme provides on-the-ground support to humanitarian organisations. We help them to repair and create shelter and other important infrastructure in areas affected by disasters. Natural and man-made disasters have a habit of exposing the shortcomings of our world, so we try to ensure that the rebuilding process becomes a chance to improve an area’s resilience.

 

Local engagement

Our community engagement work is largely driven by our people’s ideas and the needs they encounter in their own communities. This ensures our contribution is relevant and meaningful, based on real needs.

We worked with local responders to help balance the urgency to demolish unsafe buildings with the need to recover things for the community. ” Francisco_pavia_Arup Francisco Pavia Senior Civil Engineer
Read about our work in Ecuador

Join us and shape a better world

Wherever you are in your career, we welcome creative and curious minds. Join us and shape a better world.