World Engineering Day (WED 2021) achieved great success with more than 100 events registered on the WED website in every continent of the world. 32 million people were engaged through conventional and social media. UN and UNESCO communicated their support for the Day.
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2nd United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference
The Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference, under the theme of “Sustainable Transport, Sustainable Development” & the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for Sustainable Transport were held from October 14 to 16 in Beijing, China, in a “hybrid format”.
Energy transition and Covid-19 crisis: the role of engineers
The WFEO Committee on Energy organized a symposium devoted to “Energy transition and Covid-19 crisis: the role of engineers” on October 6th and 7th. The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted our economies and our lifestyles, but the climate or biodiversity emergencies are still with us.
Increasing the participation of women in the climate change debate
On the eve of COP26, International Science Council (ISC) has published an article from Marlene Kanga, WFEO President 2017-2019, who argues that only an inclusive approach to addressing climate change – one that includes more women’s voices – can accelerate the changes we need.
UNESCO renewal of the associate status of WFEO
During the 212th session of the UNESCO Executive Board, which takes place from 6 to 20 October 2021 at Headquarters in Paris, the meeting of the Committee on Non-Governmental Partners (NGP) held on Friday 8, considered the renewal of the associate status of WFEO, with a favorable advice given by the Director General.
WFEO WIE webinars on Women and Climate Change
The WFEO Committee on Women in Engineering in collaboration with the International Science Council (ISC), the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) and the United Nations University organized two webinars “Intersectionality of gender, climate change and engineering” on 17 September and 15 October 2021.
WFEO-CEIT Open On-Line Courses
This serial of WFEO-CEIT online open courses on Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Development aims to popularize the basic knowledge of innovative technologies to the public and introduce the key role of innovative technologies in promoting sustainable development to help to close the technology gap which is essential to sustain the SDGs.
The role of engineers in the effort to achieve SDG 6 – A White Paper
This White Paper grew out of the discussion in an open space session proposed by the International Association for Hydro...
WFEO President attended the Sweden-China Top Scientist Dialogue & Memorial Gala Dinner in the Spirit of Nobel
President Gong Ke and Ambassador Helena Sångeland WFEO President Gong Ke attended the Sweden-China Top Scientist...
FIDIC special webinar “Recovery with integrity” for UN’s International Anti-Corruption Day
WFEO partner the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) hosted the special webinar “Recovery wit...
WFEO, WGIC and UN Expert Committee on Geo-Spatial Information Workshop: Build Back Better cities with GeoBIM technologies
In a workshop that was part of GEO-BIM 2020 Conference last 4 December, WFEO and its associate, the World Geospat...