Ian Cunningham

Ian Cunningham is an Environmental and Humanitarian Engineer who has transitioned from work in engineering consulting to the community and development sector. He has managed and delivered a range of thematic partnerships and projects with a poverty alleviation focus primarily with an international focus.

In his recent role as International Program Coordinator at Engineers Without Borders, Ian worked at the nexus of engineering, appropriate technology and community development to help organisations and communities achieve their self-identified aspirations. In particular his speciality is in partnerships and capacity development in the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) sector; however, as he writes, ‘my project and program experience was across a variety of disciplines, often with appropriate technology, training and behaviour change at its heart.’ Ian has also been involved in connecting Australian universities and corporations to participate in social change that address disadvantage, including at Macquarie University through the PACE program.