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World Engineering Day 2023 Reaches more than 50 million around the world

Celebrations of World Engineering Day continue to grow. The WFEO LIVE event, Hackathon and other celebration events reached more than 50 million in 2023 on social media.

Celebrations of World Engineering Day continue to grow each year with hundreds of events held around the world.
Tweet from UNESCO on the need for more women engineering, World Engineering day 4 March 2023, 3.6 million followers, 3 tweets from UNESCO to celebrate World Engineering Day
The social media reach exceeds 50 million, a similar number was reached in 2022. This is an extraordinary achievement for World Engineering Day and for WFEO.

The theme of World Engineering Day 2023 was Engineering Innovation for a more Resilient World.

Events were held around the world and broadcast on the 24 hours World Engineering Day LIVE event which has more than 20,000 viewers, making it one of the largest engineering event held in the world in 2023.
Tweet from United Nations recognizing the role of engineers on World Engineering Day 4 March 2023, 16.2 million followers
Two major events were hosted by WFEO members: The Institution of Engineers, Singapore and the Institution of Engineers Spain (IIE) held celebrations on 4th March 2023. IIE also hosted the WFEO Executive Council meeting in Madrid.
WFEO Madrid Declaration on World Engineering day 4 March 2023, Madrid
The event was streamed live on the World Engineering Day LIVE event on 4th March 2023. In addition, WFEO partner and members provided messages on the importance of engineering for sustainable development for the 24 hours’ LIVE event.

Hundreds of events were held around the world from conferences and webinars to fun runs and social events. This demonstrates the World engineering Day is increasingly being celebrated by the community and is raising the profile of engineering around the world.
The importance of diversity in engineering, World Engineering Day, 4 March 2023, Madrid
The 24 hours Live Broadcast can be viewed at

The Broadcast includes the announcement of the winners of the World Engineering Day Hackathon.
Example of how organisations around the world, including the Meteorological Office UK celebrated World Engineering day and the important role of engineers, 4 March 2023
A report on the outcome of the social media, reach of World Engineering Day is available here.
Article Contributed by Dr Marlene Kanga, WFEO President 2017-2019, April 2023
For more information:

World Engineering Day 2023 edition

WFEO Hosts successful global Student Hackathon for World Engineering Day 2023

World Engineering Day 2023 edition

World Engineering Day website

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