Declan Alcock, EWB, and Patrickswell man John Garrett, Engineers Ireland
THE Thomond region of Engineers Ireland welcomed the Irish branch of Ingénieurs sans Frontieres to Limerick.
ISF, or Engineers without Borders in the English language, is a registered charity which collaborates with collages, industry and non-governmental organisations to give engineers the chance to learn about and contribute to sustainable development globally.
It partners with communities in developing countries and by harnessing the creativity and innovation of Irish engineers aims to improve the resilience of those communities through education and implementation of sustainable engineering projects.
Declan Alcock, Engineers without Borders, was present in Limerick to give an overview of what they do.
He also gave an outline of the United Nations sustainable development goals and the unique position the engineering profession holds as problem solvers and innovators, to contribute to their achievement particularly with regard to clean energy, water and sanitation, climate action, infrastructure and sustainable cities and communities.
At the event, Patrickswell man John Garrett presented Declan with a copy of his book ‘Be Inspired – Images and stories of Limerick’s true leaders’ which highlights the significant role Limerick has played and continues to play in international development, with close ties to Concern and Bothar in particular.
It is hoped this talk will result in further collaborations between the region’s engineers and the international community in developing countries.