Location: EMI Uganda
Funding Needed: US$180,000
Have you ever unlocked a piece of information that changed how you did things forever? There was a moment in EMI history where we realized we could learn more about design in the local context. This dramatically changed and improved our approach to design.
Without the right information, our ministry clients couldn't get the safest structures and this was a huge concern. Children attending schools shouldn't worry that the structure may fail or doctors should be able to finish surgeries with assurance that electricity will be available.
Research & Development (R&D) has given EMI the tools we need to more effectively serve the communities we engage with. The understanding of local materials and resources has allowed us to design and build structures with stronger foundations and walls. It's allowed for a more time efficient and cost effective building process. EMI has saved clients funds through the discovering of what works best in a local context with improving the design quality of these local structures.
Alongside A&E and construction services, The R&D Team engages, influences, and brings long-term transformational impact to the local design and construction industry.
Currently the team is limited in their ability to do proper Research & Development due to the lack of space needed for labs, workshops, controlled experimentations, and prototype development.
As the Workshop team shifted into its new facility in 2020, the shipping-container complex it occupied was vacated. EMI’s renovation and equipment plans will allow for adaptive reuse of this shipping-container complex. R&D outfitting will include Analytical Testing and Electronics Labs, Prototyping Fabrication Workspaces, and Presentation & Meeting areas.
After being put on hold due to Covid, we're excited to move forward with our EMI Uganda R&D team on this project in 2021.
Please consider giving to Growing Globally. Together, let's provide better designs to our ministry clients through EMI's Research & Development facility.
In 2019, you gave more than US$90,000 to invest in training the future leaders of EMI! Thank you!!
Funding Needed: $60,000
The EMI Leadership Training Program will equip future EMI leaders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to guide EMI into challenging cross cultural environments. Along with technical skills, EMI leaders need to be trained up to envision, manage, care, and develop the team that they have been entrusted to steward.
EMI is investing in its future by investing in its leaders. Exciting times ahead!