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EWB Talk: “Why am I here?”

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7pm, Friday 25th Oct Castleraegh Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP

2 speakers will join us in sharing their experiences, lessons learnt, and motivation in working in the field of international development.

Luca graduated in Environmental Engineering in Italy and continued with MPhil studies focusing on sanitation and sustainable applications in developing countries. His PhD focuses on resource (ie. Nutrients, water and energy) reuse and recovery in agriculture for low-income countries from the perspective of business model. He worked as a water engineer in the Sahrawi refugee camp (South Algeria) where he designed a water distribution system for a hospital and conducted a project for micro-irrigation systems powered by photovoltaic energy. He is currently working as a consultant for the UN as a water management specialist.

Fiona has a background in architecture and specialise in humanitarian shelter, urban management, resilience building in communities, and land tenure. She worked as a project manager with CARE International at Haiti, and worked at the Shelter Centre, the Norwegian Refugee Council, and ARUP International Development in improving shelter response to humanitarian crisis. She is also actively associated with the charity Habitat for Humanity.

Come join us for this interesting and inspiring evening!

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