Report on the 3rd World Science and Technology Development Forum


The 3rd World Science and Technology Development Forum (WSTDF2021), themed on “Openness, trust and cooperation”, was successfully held both on site in Beijing and online, from 6 to 7 November 2021.

The forum was sponsored by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), ...

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Increasing the participation of women in the climate change debate, including as leaders, is essential for a carbon-zero future


See below an article from Marlene Kanga published on 19th October on the International Science Council (ISC) website, on the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
This article is part of the ISC’s new series, Transform21, which will explore the state of knowledge and action, five ...

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WFEO WIE webinar on Intersectionality of Gender, Climate Change and Engineering – Series 2/2


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 the second webinar “Intersectionality of Gender, Climate Change and Engineering” ...

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WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management celebrates the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

The WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management celebrates the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, on October 13th.

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health.
The Committee on Disaster Risk Management of ...

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International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists confers 2021 INWES Distinguished Service Award to WFEO Immediate Past President Dr Marlene Kanga


The International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) recognized the contributions of Dr Marlene Kanga to women in Science Technology Engineering and mathematics (STEM) with the 2021 INWES Distinguished Service Award.

The Award has been presented “in recognition of her outstanding contribution at both the national and international levels, her effective leadership of engineering organizations that ...

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ISO publishes first ever international standard for good governance

First ever international benchmark for good governance, ISO 37000:2021 Governance of Organizations – Guidance was published on 14 September 2021.

ISO 37000:2021 Governance of organizations – Guidance was developed by the ISO technical committee ISO/TC 309. WFEO is a category A Liaison representative to this Technical Committee. WFEO Immediate Past President Dr Marlene Kanga was a member of ...

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WFEO Committee on Energy symposium: 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 Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th October 2021.

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted our economies and our lifestyles, but both climate and biodiversity emergencies are still with us. New health, economic, political and societal uncertainties complicate ...

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