Engineers for social good to be recognized

Manila Water Foundation

Posted at Jun 19 2019 05:32 PM | Updated as of Jun 19 2019 05:33 PM

Dr. Ricardo Orge works as an agricultural engineer from the Philippine Rice Research Institute. His most recent work, a machine for processing rice hull, has enabled farmers from Nueva Ecija and Bulacan to speed up their income-generating activities and address environmental and climate change concerns.

Thanks to engineers like Orge, more communities are able to experience innovative engineering solutions to various developmental problems in the areas of water, sanitation, sustainability, and the environment.

In line with this, Manila Water Foundation (MWF) collaborates with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Technological Council (PTC) to highlight Filipino engineers who work for the social good through its biennial award-giving body – the MWF Prize for Engineering Excellence.

Now on its third run, the MWF Prize for Engineering Excellence continues its search for engineers whose projects have created positive social impact and enabled change in marginalized communities and sectors. Since 2015, the Prize has awarded six engineers, including Orge.

As the country’s first and only recognizing body that acknowledges Filipino engineers from all disciplines, the winners will receive a cash prize of P500,000, a special medal, and a trophy. 

The awardees will also get an opportunity to promote their projects to possible end-users and partners.

Interested nominees and nominators may download the entry forms by clicking here. The deadline for the submission of entries is on June 28, 2019.

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