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Robert Hodgson was one of the first engineers to sign up to RedR. 'I was finishing off my masters [in soil mechanics] and didn't really know what I'd be doing afterwards, when I saw the article in NCE.' In October 1980 he was posted to northern Uganda, where thousands of people were dying of starvation. His job was to make rural roads passable to food trucks during periods of heavy rain.