2015: UN Live Museum of Humanity
UN Live is a new global museum dedicated to engaging people, especially youth, around the values and work of the United Nations. It is created around a vision “to make UN values felt and relevant to the everyday lives of people around the world”. UN Live’s content will be based on the three pillars of the UN: Peace and Security, Development and Human Rights and created and curated to establish a global dialogue on the challenges and opportunities of our time.
UN Live will provide the opportunity for interactive and innovative learning, dialogue and collective action in relation to global challenges and opportunities. Due to the Ramboll Foundation’s support among others, UN Live is now developing as a truly global concept, with top-level backing in the UN system and broad support in Danish Society.
2014: Rebuilding Tacloban
The main project supported by the Ramboll UK Charity Task group – a group of Ramboll employees dedicated to help people in need around the world through pro bono work, fundraising or by volunteering their competencies – 2014 was Tacloban Streetlight.
Streetlight is an orphanage and school organization in Tacloban, the Philippines. When hurricane Haiyan decimated Tacloban, the Seawall community was hit hard, including the orphanage Streetlight. Jago Boase, an engineer on sabbatical from Ramboll, has been living on site to deliver the rebuilding and relocation of the orphanage.
The engineering works include the infrastructure for 100 new homes and the process is led by Jago and architect Alexander Furunes from WORKSHOP together with the children and staff of Streetlight. The rebuilding will focus on sustainable design, using local materials and practices. A key aspect of the project is to involve the community in the design and construction to ensure that they take ownership of the project and that principles of good design are passed on.