The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 73 (1995) > Issues > Issue 23/24 > RedR Assignment in Northwest Tanzania
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RedR Assignment in Northwest Tanzania

After graduatingfrom Cambridge, Jo da Silva spent a year living in India before joining Ove Arup & Partners where she has spent the last 5 years working as a structural engineer. She spent 18 months in Hong Kong designing the Terminal Building for the new airport with architect Sir Norman Foster & Partners. Currently, she is part of a team investigating the NATM collapse at Heathrow Airport and is also refurbishing a Victorian boathouse in London. She received the ‘Young Consulting Engineer of the Year Award 1995’. She has been a member of RedR for 4 years and is also on RedR's Management Committee. Friday afternoon, 29 April 1994. The yellow ‘post it’ note stuck to my telephone simply said ‘call RedR’. Ten days later I was in Tanzania working for the Irish Aid Agency CONCERN, helping tens of thousands of refugees who had fled the massacres taking place in Rwanda.I was located in Karagwe District, possibly the remotest corner of Tanzania, sandwiched between Lake Victoria, Uganda and Rwanda. J. da Silva