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In June 2018, EWB-DK installed PV systems on 4 health clinics in Sierra Leone

About Engineers Without Borders - Denmark

Together with our skilled local partners, Engineers Without Borders - Denmark works to ensure local ownership and lasting solutions in some of the world's poorest countries, primarily in Africa. Our efforts support a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We provide clean water, improve sanitation, establish solar panels, build schools and health clinics, and work with climate adaptation and waste management.

The skilled and committed volunteers in EWB-DK are our technical foundation, donating their time and knowledge to the projects. Their role is to liaise with our partners to ensure sustainable, quality solutions in our projects. In addition, the secretariat supports us in ensuring a holistic approach to the projects through our development counselling and interaction with volunteers and partners.

Engineers Without Borders - Denmark was established in 2001 and is part of Engineers Without Borders International.

We are a non-profit organisation, funded by membership fees and grants from public and private donors and companies. We have around 1,500 members, of which around 200 are active volunteers.


The Board of directors

Engineers Without Borders - Denmark is managed by a member-elected board consisting of 8 members and a chairman. The daily management takes place from the secretariat in Copenhagen, which is responsible for project counselling, contact with partners, communication and fundraising.


The board:

  • Bent Michael Nielsen, Chairman

  • Erland Stubkjær Christensen, Vice Chairman 

  • Carsten Vilhelm Koch
  • Vibeke Ackermann, Treasurer
  • Christina Berg Olesen

  • Niels Oscar Bay Jensen 

  • Vanja Elizabeth Wylie

  • Arne Laurvig Palsbirk 

  • Rasmus Visby


EWB-DK's board of directors. Back from left, chairman Bent Michael Nielsen, Christina Berg Olesen, Carsten Koch, Arne Palsbirk. Front from left, vice-chairman Erland Stubkjær Christensen, treasurer Vibeke Ackermann, Vanja Wylie and Niels Bay. Rasmus Visby is not in the picture.


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Some of the documents are in Danish. If you want to know more, feel free to contact us.

Did you know...

 by being a volunteer in EWB-DK you work for the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to give people in developing countries a better life