In 2010, UNESCO in partnership with the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS) and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), produced the world’s first comprehensive study on engineering.
“Engineering drives social, economic and human development and underpins our knowledge societies and infrastructures. It is a major factor in innovation and indeed the rise and fall of civilizations… As this report shows… solving issues facing engineering will help solve challenges facing the world.”
UNESCO Engineering Report, 2010, back cover
“This Report presents an important opportunity. As the first ever international report on engineering, it gives the world’s engineering community a chance to present the significant contribution that engineering makes to our world… I congratulate and thank all who have contributed to the development of the book…”
Barry Grear, President of WFEO 2007-2009
WFEO is acknowledged in the report as follows:
“Initial acknowledgements are therefore due to the Executive Board and colleagues of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), including Bill Rourke, Peter Greenwood and Barry Grear, who discussed and endorsed the idea of an international engineering report in 2005, to Kamel Ayadi, WFEO President in 2006-07, who presented a proposal for a UNESCO Engineering Report to UNESCO in 2006, and to Koïchiro Matsuura, former Director-General of UNESCO, who approved the proposal, leading to the beginning of work on the Report in October 2006. Barry Grear, WFEO President in 2008-09, and Maria Prieto-Laff argue, President from 2010, are also acknowledged as enthusiastic supporters of the Report, as is Director-General Irina Bokova, who has emphasized the important role of engineering in sustainable social and economic development.”
The following contributions were made by WFEO volunteers:
WFEO President Kamel Ayadi co-chaired the report’s Editorial Advisory Committee.
WFEO volunteers Leizer Lerner, Victor Miranda, Sam Kundishora also supported the report, and contributions were made by several other WFEO members and partners.
There are several features on WFEO Standing Technical Committees throughout the report.
Special thanks was noted to previous WFEO Executive Director Tahani Youssef for her support throughout.