The Actioneers: an Engineers Without Borders Australia podcast exploring how socio-technical professionals are changing the engineering profession and the world.
This podcast is a mechanism for communicating our view that engineering is a critical enabler of the changes required to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe that the engineering profession can and should work towards changes that allow the planet, including all people and living things, to thrive. The podcast tackles the conventional, narrow perception of engineering with a contemporary vision where ‘soft skills‘ are ‘core‘ skills. We present conversations with socio technical Actioneers who are culture-shifters and changemakers.
Milda Pladaite and Chris Chukwunta - young engineers lobbying globally for climate action.
In episode 2 of The Actioneers, Melanie Audrey, EWB's Engagement Program Manager talks to Milda Pladaite and Chris Chukwunta from the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), Young Engineers Working Group on Climate Action, about their experience negotiating at COP26 in Glasgow.
They discuss the role of ethics, influencing, hope, collaboration and how taking action individually and collaboratively are equally important in a just response to the climate crisis.
Marlene Kanga AM on transforming the engineering profession from the inside out
In this episode, EWB CEO Eleanor Loudon talks to Marlene Kanga AM on leading the recent reform of the International Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies (GAPC) Framework, and how the new competencies link to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
We delve into the role of engineers in responding to climate change and cast forward to the global hackerthon taking place in celebration of World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development March 4, 2022.
Very interesting and informative, for both engineers and non-engineers. Great podcast with some timely and relevant topics discussed.
Action happens with individuals
Great reminder that action begins with motivated individuals, even if simply to prove others wrong! So pleased to have Marlene Kanga as an Australian leading the way in bringing awareness and action around sustainable development into the engineering profession on a global level.
Thanks EWB Australia for bringing these change makers to our attention - whether during our car journeys or workplace lunch tables. Following this podcast!
Inspiring and timely
These stories really show how engineers can think about their roles differently to create a world where everyone and the planet itself benefit from technology. Much needed as humanity is at risking of steaming past a turning point where we can thrive or fail. Every engineer can play a role moving to a prosperous and sustainable future, this a must listen if you want to understand how!