David is the founder of Engineers Without Borders Calgary (EWB). After building the organization in Calgary and taking it across the globe to India, David spent four years building EWB’s overseas programs as the Director of Southern African Programs.
In this role, David consulted for dozens of African based companies, non-profits and governments in the fields of agriculture; food processing; water and sanitation; and mobile applications for development.
At TEDxYYC 2011, David’s talk was on Learning From Failure and addressed some difficult questions about what happens when NGOs fail. This talk was extremely well received by the TED community. Not only was it honest and transparent, but it managed to muster hopeful inspiration for future change and improvement. It’s now featured on TED.com and has been viewed over 200,000 times.
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