The IET Singapore Network presents: Annual General Meeting 2022 & Technical Talk

We are pleased to invite you to our 2022 AGM which will be held in person on the 23rd June at the Orchard Hotel from 19:30 – 21:30.

While a lot of the focus in engineering and technology is with pushing the limits of possibility in high tech sectors, an altogether different challenge is how to strip back technology to make it affordable and available in challenging environments.  

Our Keynote speakers for the event will be Mr Navjot Sawhnee, founder and CEO of the Washing Machine Project making off-grid manual washing machines for people in low income and displaced settings and Ms Isabella Mascarenhas, Vice President for Grass roots Education with RS components who will share with us their work and experiences making engineering work for the less fortunate.

 

  • Careers
  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Systems Engineering
  • Sustainable Development
Time

23 Jun 2022

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Calendar
Add to Calendar 06/23/2022 19:30 06/23/2022 21:30 The IET Singapore Network presents: Annual General Meeting 2022 & Technical Talk The IET Singapore Network presents: Annual General Meeting 2022 442 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879

Organiser

Singapore Local Network

Registration Information

Those interested in attending the in-person activity, please follow the registration link: Register

If you have any enquiries, please contact Morgan Bonici at Morgan.Bonici@ietvolunteer.org or Singapore-LN@ietvolunteer.org

 

 

Speakers

Mr Navjot Sawhnee

Mr Navjot Sawhnee

Founder and CEO - Washing Machine Project

Navjot Sawhney — CEO – the Washing Machine Project

At the Washing Machine Project, we provide off-grid manual washing machines to people in low income and displaced settings.

Our goal is to empower women by alleviating the burden of unpaid labour through sustainable solutions.

The Washing Machine Project was founded in 2019 by British, ex-Dyson, Engineer Navjot Sawhney. After leaving Dyson, he moved to South India to make cookstoves with Engineers Without Borders UK, where he met his neighbour Divya. Divya's struggle with everyday tasks inspired Navjot to find a solution. He promised her a washing machine, and when he went back home, he developed the first prototype. 

Since then, The Washing Machine Project has conducted ethnographic research in 17 countries, interviewing over 3,000 families, including Uganda, Jamaica, Nepal, India and the Philippines, to gain an insight into their washing tendencies. The Washing Machine Project has partnered up with some of the most prominent international NGOs, such as UNCHR, Save The Children, Oxfam, Care International and Plan International.

The Washing Machine Project has successfully carried out pilots in Iraq and Lebanon and received orders from multiple countries in excess of 3,000 washing machines. In 2022 The Washing Machine Project’s plans are to fulfil these orders and scale-up across numerous countries. 

 

Ms Isabella Mascarenhas

Ms Isabella Mascarenhas

Vice President - Grass Roots Education

Isabella Mascarenhas – VP Grass Roots Education – RS Components

Isabella has always been an avid people person and has managed to forge a successful career in helping and developing young people from diverse backgrounds to realise their full potential and achieve their ambitions. She loves exploring new, disruptive ways of working and engaging with her target audience.

She currently works for RS Components as their Vice President, Grass Roots Education where she has the pleasure of working with students and young professional engineers, technologists and social impact partners all over the world to develop competitions, events and initiatives to enhance their employability skills and career prospects.

Isabella has a colourful background, she is South Indian, was raised in Zambia and came to settle in the UK when her parents relocated here. She loves to travel and is fascinated by different cultures and their traditions.

 



Location

Orchard Hotel Singapore

448 Orchard Road
Singapore
Singapore
S238879
Singapore



Programme

19:15 - 19:30 Registration 

19:30 - 20:00 Annual General Meeting 

Online platform start:

20:00 - 20:45 Technical Talk presented by Mr Navjot Sawhnee, founder and CEO of the Washing Machine Project 

20:45 - 21:15 Technical Talk presented by Ms Isabella Mascarenhas, Vice President for Grass roots Education

21:15 - 21:30 Q & A session

 

**Remarks: Those interested in attending the online activity, please follow the registration link: Register