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Webinar on Global Engineering in the Context of COVID-19

A successful international webinar on “Global Engineering in the Context of COVID-19” was held on 8th June 2020 on the occasion of the celebration of the 58th anniversary of the Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP), an important national member of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO). The recording is available in this page.

The event acknowledged the extraordinary times and the work of engineering and engineers in using advanced technologies to meet the challenges of COVID-19 and beyond. It was moderated by Sr. Richard Stoddart.


Speakers at the online webinar


Speakers were:

  • Prof. Gong Ke, President, WFEO, on Protect Human life from COVID-19 and Built Back Better by using emerging technologies in engineering (see the presentation)
  • Dr Marlene Kanga, Immediate Past President, WFEO, spoke on Global Governance and Partnerships for engineering collaboration in the context of COVID-19 and beyond (see the presentation)
  • Dr Vilas Mujumdar, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and former Executive Council member of WFEO, on Developing Community Resilience – Post COVID-19 (see the presentation)
  • Carlos Herrera Descalzi, Dean of the Peruvian Engineering Association, presented on Peru in the context of COVID-19: a perspective from CIP

The webinar was held in Spanish and English with simultaneous interpretation which enabled engagement with engineers throughout Peru and internationally. The webinar was attended by nearly 3000 delegates via various on-line platforms and there was a stream of questions from interested engineers after the presentations. Overall this was a very successful event that demonstrated the use on technology even during COVID-19 lockdowns for successful engagement nationally and internationally with engineers.
For more information:

Webinar recording

Webinar agenda

“Protect Human life from COVID-19 and Build Back Better” by Prof. Gong Ke, WFEO President

“Global Governance and Partnerships for engineering collaboration in the context of COVID-19 and beyond” by Dr. Marlene Kanga AM, WFEO President 2017-2019

“Developing Community Resilience – Post COVID-19” by Vilas Mujumdar, ASCE member and former WFEO Executive Council member

Webinar presentation

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