The slideshow below provides an outline of the lecture I’ve been asked to do at the University of Birmingham. To put this in context, I’ve been heavily involved with Engineers Without Borders. I joined EWB Sheffield when I moved there and was on the committe for the past 4 years. My job was a project manager, first for the wind turbine project, and then for pedal powered machines group, which lives on. My main involvement now is with the “EinD” project, co-writing a chapter on transport in development. And so I was invited to do this talk, which is part of a push by Birmingham and other Engineering departments to engage more closely with issues of poverty, sustainability and ethics. I think this is a fantastic idea as todays engineers will
quite literally help build tomorrow’s world.

Transport for development from Robin Lovelace