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Final Placement Thoughts Part 2: Malawi and Engineers Without Borders

Final blog posting about my time in Malawi. Hope you enjoy it! On Malawi: Ah, Malawi. How to summarize this country into one blog? The lake is beautiful, let’s start with that. A really impressive lake with clear clean water, … Continue reading

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Final Placement Thoughts Part 1: Mwanza and the District Water Office

Wow, so after about four and a half months I’m pretty much at the end of my time here in the district and in Malawi. The time has gone by really fast, so I’m already at the point of having … Continue reading

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Malawi Transportation Encyclopedia

OK, so this is a bit of a stand-alone blog I’ve been putting together in my head for a while now, so I figured I should post it. The key bottleneck has been getting photos for some of these, since … Continue reading

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The Roller Coaster of Development Successes and Failures

So I’m getting closer and closer to the end of my time here in Malawi. Wow it’s gone by fast. As such I’ve been increasingly focussing on ways of wrapping up the projects I’ve been working on and ensuring that … Continue reading

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Ahh, the Elusiveness of Field Level Change

OK, a Mwanza district work blog at long last! So here follows a rather long blog that is all about the stuff I’ve been working on here in Mwanza District in Malawi. Either before or after you read this though, … Continue reading

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On the Subjects of Heat and Rural Village Remoteness

So I’ve finally been getting out into the field to do research! This should have happened earlier in my placement, but this is Africa and nothing works here the way it is supposed to. The most recent delay has been … Continue reading

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New District, New People

OK, so Mwanza District. My new home for the next two and a half to three months. About eighteen hours worth of travel time by bus to get there from Nkhata Bay where I was before. Slightly different in terms … Continue reading

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