The Happold Foundation’s Gavin Thompson talks about the events that our Alumni have been involved in over the last few months.
We have hosted a number of events over the past few months that have showcased the value of the work our alumni does, and we’d like to take some time to tell you a bit about what we’ve been doing and how you can get involved in future events.
A real highlight was our Engineers for Humanitarian Relief and International Development Design Sprint that we ran as part of the ICE’s Engineers for International Development Conference on the 17th October. The sprint brought together 30 people with experience in the humanitarian and international development sector who worked together to form ideas for the ICE’s Shaping the World Programme, as well as a key step forward for our Pathways initiative. To find out more, read about the event and what the group managed to achieve and view the briefing pack prepared by Trustee Anna Bruni on the website.
We also ran talks for alumni earlier in the summer. Our ‘How can Young Engineers Contribute to Humanitarian Engineering’ talk was held in London, and virtual meet up discussed ideas for our future Design Sprints. Both events brought some real inspiration and ideas to help us form our plans for sprints running in 2018. We’ll be sharing the ideas with you so you’ll be able to vote for which one to go forward with. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.
We are hoping to build an even more active community. Please join us on Facebook to hear about the latest events, and learn more about how you can get involved with the Foundation’s work.
We are very proud of everything we achieved so far this year, and we are looking forward to achieving even more in the months to come.
If you would like to get involved in any of our initiatives, please do get in touch – your input would be invaluable!
Happold Foundation Chairman