UNESCO Engineering Report

The landmark UNESCO Engineering Report – the first global report on engineering – was produced in conjunction with WFEO. WFEO co-chaired the report’s Editorial Advisory Committee and our volunteers wrote more than one-third of the contributions to the report.

 

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-Laffargue, 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:

  • Barry Grear:
  • World Federation of Engineering Organizations
  • Yixin Zhong:
  • 1.1 What engineering is, what engineers do
  • Paul Jowitt:
  • 2.2 Engineering, innovation, social and economic development
  • Tony Ridley:
  • 3.5 Engineering and technology in the third millennium
  • Jose Medem:
  • 4.2.1 Civil engineering
  • Andrew Lamb:
  • 4.2.3 Electrical and Electronic engineering
  • Tony Ridley:
  • 4.3.2 International cooperation
  • Barry Grear:
  • 4.3.3 The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
  • William Salmon:
  • 4.3.4 International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS)
  • Willi Fuchs:
  • 4.3.6 European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI)
  • Philippe Wauters:
  • 4.3.6 European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI)
  • Tan Seng Chuan:
  • 4.3.7 Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP)
  • Dawie Botha:
  • 4.3.11 The Africa Engineers Forum and AEF Protocol of Understanding
  • Andrew Lamb:
  • 4.4.2 Engineers Without Borders
  • Douglas Oakervee:
  • 4.4.3 Engineers Against Poverty
  • Neil Stansbury:
  • 4.6.4 Engineers against corruption Preventing corruption in the infrastructure sector – What can engineers do?
  • Marlene Kanga:
  • 4.7.3 Women and gender issues in engineering: an Australian perspective
  • Lars Bytoft:
  • 5.2 Regional perspectives on engineering / Europe
  • Luiz Scarvada do Carmo:
  • 5.2 Regional perspectives on engineering / Americas and Caribbean
  • Vladimir Yackovlev:
  • 5.2 Regional perspectives on engineering / Americas and Caribbean
  • Yvonne Issie Gueye:
  • 5.3.1 Country perspectives Africa / Côte d’Ivoire
  • Felix Atume:
  • 5.3.1 Country perspectives Africa / Nigeria
  • Abdel Menhem Alameddine:
  • 5.3.2 Country perspectives Arab States / Lebanon
  • Kamel Ayadi:
  • 5.3.2 Country perspectives Arab States / Tunisia
  • Peter Greenwood:
  • 5.3.3 Country perspectives Asia and Pacific / Australia
  • Yixin Zhong:
  • 5.3.3 Country perspectives Asia and Pacific / China
  • Arvind Poothia:
  • 5.3.3 Country perspectives Asia and Pacific / India
  • Yumio Ishii:
  • 5.3.3 Country perspectives Asia and Pacific / Japan
  • Andrew Cleland:
  • 5.3.3 Country perspectives Asia and Pacific / South Pacific
  • Willi Fuchs:
  • 5.3.4 Country perspectives Europe / Germany
  • Vladimir Sitsev:
  • 5.3.4 Country perspectives Europe / Russia
  • Conrado Bauer:
  • 5.3.5 Country perspectives The Americas and Caribbean / Argentina
  • Mario Telichevsky:
  • 5.3.5 Country perspectives The Americas and Caribbean / Argentina
  • Miguel Angel Yadarola:
  • 5.3.5 Country perspectives The Americas and Caribbean / Argentina
  • Vladimir Yackovlev:
  • 5.3.5 Country perspectives The Americas and Caribbean / Venezuela
  • Claudio Amaury Dall’acqua:
  • 5.3.5 Country perspectives The Americas and Caribbean / Brazil
  • Luiz Scarvada do Carmo:
  • 5.3.5 Country perspectives The Americas and Caribbean / Brazil
  • Ron Watermeyer:
  • 6.1.3 Poverty reduction: case study of infrastructure in South Africa
  • Darrel Danyluk:
  • 6.1.5 Sustainable Development and the WEHAB Agenda
  • Jorge Spitalnik:
  • 6.1.5 Sustainable Development and the WEHAB Agenda
  • Ron Watermeyer:
  • 6.1.6 Sustainable development and standards: the construction industry
  • Ron Watermeyer:
  • 6.1.7 MDGs and standards
  • Andrew Lamb:
  • 6.1.10 Engineering in emergencies
  • Andrew Lamb:
  • 6.1.11 Appropriate technology
  • Darrel Danyluk:
  • 6.2.3 Energy
  • Peter Greenwood:
  • 6.2.3 Energy
  • Jorge Spitalnik:
  • 6.2.3 Energy
  • Tony Ridley:
  • 6.2.4 Transportation
  • Yixin Zhong:
  • 6.2.5 Communications
  • Arvind Poothia:
  • 6.2.7 Infrastructure development in developing countries
  • Kevin Wall:
  • 6.2.8 Infrastructure Report Cards
  • Kevin Wall:
  • 6.2.8 Infrastructure Report Card South Africa
  • Wlodzimierz Miszalski:
  • 7.1 Engineers in education
  • Daniel Clinton:
  • 7.2.2 Technical capacity-building and WFEO
  • Russel Jones:
  • 7.2.2 Technical capacity-building and WFEO
  • Dawie Botha:
  • 7.2.3 Capacity-building for sustainability in Africa
  • Peter Greenwood:
  • 7.2.5 Enrolment and capacity in Australia
  • Jean Michel:
  • 7.5.1 Mobility of engineers: the European Experience
  • Peter Greenwood:
  • 7.5.2 Washington Accord, Engineers Mobility Forum, APEC Engineer
  • Willi Fuchs:
  • 7.5.3 The Eur Ing and Bologna Accord

    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.





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