How do you become a changemaker?
Over the past few years, change has been rapid, constant and in many cases out of our control. With the uncertainty of the pandemic and the climate crisis some people may have experienced feelings of hopelessness or the desire to help. But what if we told you that inside us all is a changemaker, with the power to harness this pace and affect the change you want to see in the world? That your skills, no matter your profession, can help bring about meaningful change. In this episode, Dr Michelle Dickinson speaks with Eleanor Loudon, CEO at Engineers Without Borders Australia and Sunny Oliver-Bennetts, our Australasia Community Engagement Leader, to find the answer to this question and how together we can create impactful change.
Change requires a systems lens, continually reflecting, asking why and working collectively. ”Eleanor Loudon CEO, Engineers Without Borders Australia
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Community Engagement Annual Review 2021
As an employee-led organisation, we are proud to have continued to invest in Community Engagement projects through the uncertainties of the past year. We remain committed to ensuring that disadvantaged, marginalised, and vulnerable communities have access to our services. Through the challenges of the pandemic our people have continued to give their time and expertise to support our project partners and communities. Join us as we strive for a future where all individuals and communities live in a safer, more resilient, and inclusive world.
Olkola Cultural Knowledge Centre, Cape York
The Olkola Aboriginal Corporation is the Traditional Owner and custodian of Olkola Country in remote Cape York in Far North Queensland. We have partnered with The University of Melbourne, Monash University and the Centre for Appropriate Technology to create a base building, to help protect and promote cultural artefacts and knowledge. We are providing structural and mechanical engineering design for a new Cultural Knowledge Centre on Olkola Country.
Power and Water for Frog Hollow and the Karunjie Station Communities
Aboriginal communities in remote Australia face significant and ongoing health and wellbeing issues related to substandard basic infrastructure. Arup, through its pro bono Community Engagement program, is providing technical support in assessing options to supply power and water to the remote Aboriginal communities of Frog Hollow and Karunjie Station, Western Australia (WA). More than 3000km from Perth, they are in the north west of WA, close to the border with the Northern Territory. Both sites are off-grid in terms of power and water.
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