More than 80 engineers and professionals of various disciplines met on Sunday in the “Engineers Without Borders Progress Meeting”, in which I presented the organization’s mission and objectives. I’m deeply touched by their passion, faith, audacity and humanitarian spirit. All these are the driving force for me to work harder in the coming days.
ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS’ Mission 「無國界工程師」使命
Engineers Without Borders is an independent humanitarian organization dedicated to the provision of professional assistance by engineers and professionals of the built environment, including architects, surveyors, builders and other personnel of technical competence, in humanitarian work. It strives to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness in the deployment of resources when assisting disaster-stricken and impoverished communities. It aims to enhance the capacity of Hong Kong’s practicing and young professionals in responding to the needs of these communities.
· To provide engineering and technical support to disaster-relief and development agencies;
· To support the pursuit for sustainable communities, with particular focus on alleviating poverty and reversing environmental degradation;
· To build capacity and increase the level of preparedness of Hong Kong engineering and built environment professionals in responding to the needs of disaster-stricken and disadvantaged communities;
· To set up and maintain a Register of Humanitarian Engineers and Professionals in Hong Kong.