Kindred Bodies

South Pacific Professional Engineering Excellence (SPPEEx)www.sppeex.org

SPPEEx is based in New Zealand with membership open to Maori & Pacific Island engineering professionals all over the globe. A key focus of SPPEEx is the advancement of the Maori and Pacific people and increasing the awareness of indigenous technology in the engineering profession.  SPEA and SPPEEx have agreed an operating protocol.  This includes a commitment to regular and ongoing communication.  It also establishes principles by which SPPEEx  and SPEA national chapters should work together when SPPEEx or groups of its members wish to undertake activities within South Pacific nations.  The goal is to ensure early information sharing and ongoing cooperation throughout the activity to the greatest benefit of the people involved in the activity, whether these be the engineers themselves or a participating community  

Engineers without Borders (EWB)www.ewb.org.nz

Engineers Without Borders New Zealand is an organisation of professional and student engineers who share a vision to confront global challenges of poverty, sustainable development and social inequity by undertaking projects that will directly improve the quality of life in communities within New Zealand and in the South Pacific region. EWB and SPEA have agreed an operating protocol.  This includes a commitment to regular and ongoing communication.  It also establishes principles by which when EWB is intending to undertake a project in a particular nation which has a national chapter of SPEA for there to be a cooperative approach.  The goal is to ensure that the project aligns with local needs as viewed by the local chapter and that local engineers are involved to assist the project and ensure its longevity to the benefit of the participating community