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About EWB-DK

Engineers without Borders - Denmark, EWB-DK, is a technical humanitarian organization that, through the vision “Building a better tomorrow ” seeks to reestablish life-preserving measures for people in need. We provide water and housing for people fleeing from war. We provide water and electricity, so that doctors and nurses can save victims in emergency areas. We make it possible to live on after a disaster.

We are also there when the disaster has ended, and more sustainable solutions are needed. Our work covers a wide field: We build schools and health clinics, and repair roads and bridges. We provide clean water and improved sanitary conditions, so that fewer children will fall ill or die from cholera or typhoid fever, bad toilet conditions and a lack of clean drinking water.

Engineers without Borders - Denmark was established in Denmark in 2001, and is a part of Engineers without Borders International, so that we can muster a strong, international team, when we are needed. We also work together with a series of other organizations, both Danish, international and local.

Our partners include the Danish Refugee Council, Red Cross in Denmark, DanChurchAid, the Danish Emergency Management Agency, Danish People’s Aid, Seniors Without Borders and the UN refugee organization, UNHCR. In our development projects, we work closely together with local organizations, so that we ensure local anchoring. We are a non-profit organization and are financed solely by membership fees and the contributions that we receive from public and private donors. Today, EWB-DK has more than 1100 members, of which about 250 are students.

The daily management

EWB-DK is led by a member elected board of eight members and a Chairman. EWB-DK's Secretariat is present staffed with one  full-time employee: Dorte Lindegaard Madsen, Secretary-General. The Secretariat is assisted by more than 100 active members that work on a voluntary basis in different Technical thematic groups.

In 2017, the Board consists of:

  • Bent Michael Nielsen, Chairman 
  • Merete Them Kjølholm, Cashier
  • Palle Beck Thomsen
  • Sarah Maria Bech Johansen
  • William Ryevad
  • Anette Petersen 
  • Ole Winter Nielsen 
  • Jens Clausen
  • Frank Hansen 
  • Robert Arpe, Alternate 
  • Anders Ilsøe, Alternate 

Donations via bank transfer

You can also transfer your contribution via online banking to the following account number:

Danske Bank
Reg. nr.: 3543
Konto nr.: 3543626236



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