Royalty comes to Toronto for RedR
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne is presenting the second RedR Canada Humanitarian Award to Stephen Lewis in Toron...
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne is presenting the second RedR Canada Humanitarian Award to Stephen Lewis in Toronto on June 8.
RedR is an international organization and stands for “Registered engineers for disaster relief.” It selects, trains and provides competent engineers to humanitarian agencies worldwide. The Canadian division of RedR was founded two years ago by four engineering organizations: the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, Engineering Institute of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering. The chair is David Chalcroft, P.Eng. of UMA consulting engineers in Calgary.
This year’s presentation of the award to Stephen Lewis acknowledges his outstanding work as Canada’s United Nations Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa. The ceremony is being held at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto.
Chalcroft says Lewis’s work in Africa “Has been and continues to be inspiring. It draws all-important attention to the enormous and daunting challenges faced by front-line agencies in responding to disasters around the world.”
RedR Canada supports the work of the Policy Action Group for Emergency Response to coordinate Canadian non-governmental organizations and work with other supporting country organizations to provide disaster relief. Today 30 million people in the world depend on the efforts of emergency relief workers.
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