STEM and society

Post Conflict Development – The importance of Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD)

LRRD is a strategic framework within which relief aid instruments can be made to work better together to achieve continuity, coherence and cost-effectiveness. Provide assistance to victims of crises in areas of conflict Save and preserve life during emergencies and their immediate aftermath Provide relief to people affected by longer-lasting crises Carry out short-term...

So, you want to be a highly effective engineer

Tool box for Engineering Managers– Gadget 01: Johari Window: What values an engineer holds in a community make lot of difference with other professionals in the same community. What makes engineers different in a community they are born, living and working? Putting our innovative thinking capsules on, let us engineer a difference with the...

Promoting good practices in disaster response – Rights based engineering The sphere project Humanitarian charter and minimum standards in disaster response

We all might wonder what does “Sphere” mean? Is there anything in Sphere to do with engineering? It says “Humanitarian Charter”. So it might not be related to engineering at all. It must be referred by the people like Lawyers or other people who deal with legal issues. It talks about the rights of...

Engineering sector ‘crucial’ to effective disaster response

Engineering sector has a ‘crucial’ role to play in responding to natural and man-made disasters. Leading engineering firms and institutions in UK recognized that “Engineers and engineering companies are a crucial centre of instant disaster response; there are so many examples of where skills can help.” Support from the engineering community would assist...