Engineers Without Borders UK is hosting a ‘Technical Support Service’ Fair and Forum this Friday in Westminster, London. It will bring together today’s leading providers of technical knowledge in the international development and disaster relief sectors for a day of exchange and collaboration.

Proper engineers that they are, here’s their (brief) details:

When: Friday 6th November 11am – 5pm

Where: Great Hall, The Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London

Topic: Technical Knowledge for International Development


“The day will give you the chance to visit the stalls and meet the staff from these organisations, join discussion groups and find out ways to get involved. For development and relief organisations, companies and interested individuals alike, it is a unique day to network and find new avenues to share knowledge.”

Akvo will be there – I’m running a interview station to gather video material on who’s who and tell them about our system, our partners and the Akvopedia. You’ll be able to spot us by our posters and T-shirts. I’m grateful to Andrew Lamb and his guys for asking us to come along.

It should be a great gathering of really energetic, practical organisations. Current participants include RedR, WaterAid, Practical Action, Engineers Against Poverty, Appropedia, EngineerAid, Shelter Centre, Mango, Hedon, TechTalk and, errr, us.

The event will be opened by Professor Paul Jowitt at 11am but the day is designed for you to drop in anytime for an hour or more. If you would like more information, please see the attached invitation or visit our website at

If you want to attend, e-mail Entrance is free of charge. Nearest London Underground Station is Westminster.