Founded in 2000 by George Roter and Parker Mitchell, EWB was created to work both in Africa and Canada to combat global inequality through the engineering profession. We are now 50,000 members strong with 34 professional and student chapters across Canada, directed by a National Office in Toronto. We proudly engage Canadians, our government, companies, and universities to network with Africa, embrace a globally responsible perspective and promote human development.
By narrowing our focus and doing fewer things, we are able to maximize our impact and be more efficient. As a result, we focus on these initiatives:
- Rural Infrastructure and Agriculture in Ghana
- Market Access in Zambia
- Agriculture in Burkina Faso
- Water Access in Malawi
We partner with governments, development organizations and private enterprises to improve access to clean water, critical infrastructure, increase farmer’s yields, support entrepreneurship and business opportunities in Africa.