EWBSL is glad to inform you that we put up a special session on Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013 (ICSECM) which was held in the beautiful city of Kandy, Sri Lanka on the 13th, 14th and 15th of December 2013. The very special session on Engineers Without Borders was held on the 15th of December with an opening Ceremony and more than 50 foreign and local participants attended this particular event and contributed in various ways. More than 5 special presentations were presented and they represented EWB India, EWB Australia and EWB Sri Lanka.
The programme Chairs for this even were Eng. Oliver Nacevski who is the vice president of EWB International and Dr. I.M.S. Sathyaprasad who is the Advisor of EWBSL. The Advisory Committee consisted of Mr. Herbert Perera EWB Germany, Prof. Jay N. Meegoda, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA and Mr. Ashoka Ajantha, Practical Action, Sri Lanka. Among the Organizing Committee, Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake, President EWBSL, Dr. Shameen Jinadasa, Treasurer, EWBSL and Dr. S.D.G.S.P. Gunawardane were involved. International Coordinators for this particular event were Mr.Sven Nagel EWB Germany, and Mr. Sandeep Kinge EWB India (Mumbai Chapter). The themes which were used were the EWB projects, Community Development projects and Social Development Projects. The Session Coordinators were Eng. Namal Thibbotuwawa, Mr. Ravin Kandalama, Mr. Umesh Vithanachchi and Mr. Shyanaka Dananjaya. All the papers presented were published in a special volume of ICSECM and these publications will be sent to all leading libraries for future references.