Engineers Without Borders
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The term Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is used by a number of non-governmental organizations in various countries to describe their activity based on engineering and oriented to international development work. All of these groups work to serve the needs of disadvantaged communities and people all over the world through engineering solutions.
Many EWB national groups developed independently from each other, and so they are not all formally affiliated with each other, and their level of collaboration and organizational development varies. The majority of the EWB/ISF (French, Ingénieurs Sans Frontières) organizations are strongly linked to academia and to students, with many of them being student-led.
History of EWB/ISF organizations 
The first organizations to bear the name were Ingénieurs Sans Frontières (ISF)-France, founded in the 1980s, and ISF-Spain and ISF-Italy, founded in the 1990s. EWB-Canada, one of the largest of the EWB organizations, was founded in the late 1990s. EWB-UK was founded with the support of EWB-Canada in 2001.
In the USA an organization called EWB-USA was founded in Colorado in 2001. In the same year an organization called Engineers Without Frontiers USA was founded at Cornell University. This organization was later renamed Engineers for a Sustainable World following a dispute with EWB-USA over the name.
A large number of other EWB/ISF groups have since been established around the world, with diverse structures, aims, and activities.
International co-operation 
Several of the EWB/ISF organizations are affiliated with the organization Engineers Without Borders - International (EWB-I). EWB-I is an association of national EWB/ISF groups with the mission to facilitate collaboration, exchange of information, and assistance among its member groups. EWB-I was founded in 2004 by Prof. Bernard Amadei, the founder of EWB-USA.
Several other older EWB/ISF groups are not members of EWB-I, for a variety of reasons. EWB Canada, for example, states: "An organization is more than just a name and roughly similar goals. In order for organizations to work together, they must have a common strategy and culture, neither of which are currently present in the international network." However, this view is not shared by all EWB groups.
Many of the organizations which are not EWB-I members, such as EWB-Canada, ISF-Spain, EWB-UK, and others, do collaborate with each other and with other similar groups.
Selected EWB organizations 
Members of EWB-International:
- Engineers Without Borders - Israel 
- Engineers Without Borders (IUG Denmark 2001)
- Ingénieurs Sans Frontières (Belgium)
- Engineers Without Borders Germany (Ingenieure Ohne Grenzen e.V.) (Germany)
- Engineers Without Borders (India)
- Engineers Without Borders (Palestine)
- Ingeniería Sin Fronteras (Argentina) 
- Engineers Without Borders (Portugal) (EpDAH and TESE)
- Engineers Without Borders (USA)
- Ingénieurs Sans Frontières - Cameroun 
- Engineers Without Borders - Egypt 
- Engineers Without Borders - Greece 
- Engineers Without Borders - Kosovo
- Inzeneri bez Granici - Macedonia 
- Ingenieros Sin Fronteras - Mexico
- Engineers Without Borders - Nepal 
- Ingénieurs sans Frontières Québec 
- Engineers Without Borders - Rwanda 
- Ingenjörer och Naturvetare utan Gränser-Sverige (EWB-Sweden) 
Not members of EWB-International:
- Ingeniería Sin Fronteras (España)
- Engineers Without Borders (Canada)
- Engineers Without Borders (UK)
- Engineers Without Borders (Australia)
- Engineers Without Borders (New Zealand)
- Engineers Without Borders (Ireland)
See also 
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- Engineers Without Borders - International
- List of international members of Engineers Without Borders - International
- Engineers Without Borders Canada
- Engineers Without Borders Lebanon
- Engineers Without Borders Argentina
- Engineers Without Borders Members Page