The WTINE Themes


The fourth module of this course explores the WTINE competition themes in detail and how they link to the SDGs. Students learn what the aim of each WTINE theme is and how each theme links with multiple Goals, showing the interlinked nature of the Goals. Students watch short videos showcasing each of the six WTINE themes: Climate Resilient Infrastructure, Water and Sanitation, Health, Energy, Food Security and Communications. These videos focus on former winning WTINE designs and EWB partner projects. Students are prompted to explore further. case studies in the WTINE handbook.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • Identify the links between the SDGs and the WTINE themes
  • Generate ideas for their designs using insights gained from watching videos of former WTINE designs
  • Discuss issues associated with EWB’s resilience networks in the context of low and middle income countries (health, water etc)


This course module takes approximately 30-35 minutes to complete, excluding further reading of case studies in the WTINE handbook.

EWB Ireland Funders

This resource is funded by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs through their Development Education grant scheme, grant number DE/21/A/12. Irish Aid is the government’s overseas development programme which supports partners working in some of the world’s poorest countries. Irish Aid also supports global citizenship and development education in Ireland to encourage learning and public engagement with global issues. The ideas, opinions and comments herein are the responsibility of EWB Ireland and do not necessarily represent or reflect DFA policy.

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