Ingenieurs zonder Grenzen (Engineers without Borders)
...is an initiative of the Koninklijke Vlaamse Ingenieursvereniging in Belgium (KVIV), the federation of Flemish engineers graduated at university. In 1992, within KVIV, the idea was conceived that engineers could provide humanitarian aid in developing countries, based upon their technical know-how and their management skills.
...organises short missions in developing countries in order to give a focused impulse onto local projects by means of technological-scientific aid and technology transfer.
One or more engineers go to the country for a period of maximum 3 months. On the spot, they work together with local organisations.
...supports preferably projects in developing countries which are not financed by regular aid channels. Assistance is given in a broad range of application fields like industry, agriculture, transport,...It is utilitarian non commercial.
The supply of materials, machines, parts normally fall beyond the scope of the IzG mission.
However IzG can cooperate with third parties for obtaining materials (machines, parts), for the transportation of these materials and their installation locally.