The WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders is pleased to present you a webinar series, “Engineering the Future”, which the first episode “Resilience and Sustainability For Young Engineers” was held on 22 July 2020.

The recording of the webinar is available in this page.

This webinar explored the various aspects of engineering and the indispensable role it has in resilient and sustainable societies. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed inequalities and vulnerabilities across social, economic, and environmental spheres. Ensuring a rapid recovery, while laying down the foundation for more resilient systems is a precondition to achieving the 2030 Agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals.

These series of webinars seek to highlight the role of engineering design and systems-based approaches in risks identification, mitigation, and reduction, as well as recovery. It will highlight the key challenges to address and opportunities for better engineering systems across multiple sectors.

These sessions will also discuss how different levers – technology, finance, governance, collective action – can promote a shift towards more sustainable social, economic, and environmental systems.

In times of uncertainty, but with a clear compass towards social and environmental targets outlined in the SDGs, the systems that surround us need to better absorb future shocks and chart a transformative path to achieve a sustainable, inclusive future.

These sessions will discuss the role of new technologies and innovative engineering for resilience and sustainability across various sectors.

Moderator: Firas Bou Diab, Chair, WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders

Speakers for this first episode were:

  • Prof. Gong Ke, President, World Federation of Engineering Organizations – Topic: Responsibility of Young Engineers in achieving the SDGs
  • Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission – Topic: Engineering for sustainable and safe roads


For more information:

Webinar recording

“Engineering for Sustainable Future” by WFEO President Prof. Gong Ke

European Commission – EU Road Safety Policy Framework 2021-2030 – Next steps towards “Vision Zero”

Webinar presentation

WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders website