11 - 13 March CET

A humanitarian hackathon

Engineering for Humanity is a two-day hackathon organized by Engineers Without Borders Sweden (EWB-SWE) and openhack where participants will collaborate to solve humanitarian engineering challenges. The event takes place online during a 48-hour period, between 11th - 13th of March 2022.

The event aims to boost the impact of EWB-SWE’s and openhack’s work to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) The cases are provided by the Swedish, Norwegian, German and Finnish EWB organizations and derive from ongoing international projects.

The goal is to boost the impact of EWB’s international projects and enable large scale collaboration and foster innovation on humanitarian challenges addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). This will be pursued by enabling further development and implementation of the most promising solutions, through collaboration and support from partners and interested stakeholders.

Impact through collaboration

Engineering for Humanity 2022 is a virtual hackathon on topic of humanitarian engineering, which builds on collaboration and is open to everyone.

The event will focus on the creation of new ideas and solutions to address the UN SDGs. The cases are provided by the EWB entities of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Germany - and are either based on or related to ongoing international projects within five key themes: 

  1. ♻️ Recycling & Waste Management
  2. 💧 Water & Sanitation
  3. 🏗️ Construction
  4. 📚 Education 
  5. 👩‍🏫 Capacity Building.

See hackathon platform to view full case challenges!

During 48 hours participants will work in teams to generate solutions that can help solve the challenges presented. Their results will be evaluated by a jury consisting of industry experts. A diverse group of mentors will be available to support all teams with domain knowledge, process guidance, implementation and design.

After the event, support will be offered to the teams that present the winning solutions. The aim is to further develop the solutions and explore how/if they can be integrated into ongoing EWB projects or realized through standalone initiatives.


The event takes place online and is open to everyone interested in generating innovative solutions and boosting the impact of EWB's international projects. Whether you are a student, an engineer, a change maker, or simply interested in innovation and ideation, you are welcome to register for the event.

Join us in making humanitarian engineering an inclusive, creative, and collaborative space. We need everyone's perspective, ideas and skills to solve humanitarian challenges.

Sign up below to receive more information and secure your spot for the event. Registration follows a two-step process, through which you will confirm your participation by creating a profile on the hackathon platform. Participation is free of charge and signing up (first step of registration) is non-binding.

Partner with us

Companies and organizations are invited to actively take part in the event and support the development of the most promising solutions. Interested in supporting the event as a partner? We would love to hear from you and are happy to discuss options of how to contribute as a partner organization - reach out to explore opportunities.

Contact us at: partners.e4h@ewb-swe.org

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