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UNESCO-Africa Engineering Week and Africa Engineering Conference 2019

September 15 - September 21

The Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) in collaboration with the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO), WFEO and UNESCO will be hosting the 6th edition of the UNESCO Africa Engineering Week and the 4th Africa Engineering Conference to be held in Livingstone between 15th to 21st September, 2019.

The theme of the Conference is “Addressing the SDGs through Sustainable Engineering Development”, and will be aligned with the following specific SDG’s:

The event will feature comprehensive technical programmes and presentations with keynote speakers and a vibrant social programme. Among the activities to be held during the week will include but not limited to the following:

  • Launch of the Engineering Week UNESCO by the Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development.
  • Capacity Building Workshop in Engineering Education delivered by ECSA and IEA and IEA
  • The 2nd Women in Engineering Forum
  • Joint Career talk (Young Engineers and Future Leaders Forum) for secondary schools in and around Livingstone at AVANI Victoria Falls
  • Skills competition –At LIBES in Livingstone
  • Engineering EXPO at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone
  • Branch career talks in all EIZ Branches in Zambia
  • Engineering Open days in Lusaka, Kitwe and Livingstone

The Conference is expected to attract about 1,000 participants providing an excellent opportunity for exchanging of ideas to the engineering fraternity in Africa and beyond and the hosting Institution in particular.

Due to the wide range of issues to be discussed, the conference is of interest to engineers, consultants, educational institutions, industrialists, manufacturers, economists, development specialists, policy makers, Government bodies, Students and society in general.

The sub-themes for the Conference will be:

  1. Demonstrating engineering relevance to society
  2. Strategic Engineering Outreach
  3. Strategies for responsive engineering curricula
  4. Innovations with impact
  5. Entrepreneurship in the engineering sector
  6. Diversity and inclusiveness in engineering
  7. Engineering in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)
  8. Engineering practical skills transfer schemes
  9. Engineering practice in the globalised environment (Standardisation, ethics and quality assurance)

The main objective of this conference therefore, is to draw attention to the current diverse challenges that impede sustainable engineering development in Africa and to consider the prospects for adequate, reliable and sustainable development of this invaluable discourse.

Informed persons and organizations in the discipline from all over the Globe will be brought together to interact, share experiences and ideas and brainstorm on how to strategically and pragmatically confront the problem of addressing the SDG’s through sustainable engineering development and come up with feasible, economically viable and sustainable solutions.

For registration, submission of abstracts and any other information, kindly visit http://aewconference.eiz.org.zm

During the Africa Engineering Week, WFEO Committee on Women in Engineering will host second Women in Engineering Forum on 17 September at the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone-Zambia.

There is a global effort to build and enhance the capacity of women generally in order to participate in the Social and Economic development of nations.
However, greater effort is needed to enhance the participation of women in Engineering and Technology in various fora for Leadership and Technological advancement.

The need to empower Women in Engineering and Technology and encourage equal opportunities for professional development and achievement to the WFEO and the society at large led to WIE Committee been set up. This was to help increase the visibility and participation of women engineers within WFEO while also helping to boost their capability and leadership skills to achieve a high level of commitment, competency and responsibility towards the society.

The theme for the second Women in Engineering Forum is “Leadership & Empowerment: SHIFT UP! OWN THE FUTURE”.

The sub-themes for the Forum will be:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity & inclusion: building Allies
  • Seize opportunities: think smart
    • Self-employment
    • Entrepreneurship
    • UN, WE & SDGs
  • Celebrate women

 

For more information:

AEW 2019 website

  AEW 2019 brochure

Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) website

Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO) website

UNESCO website

Venue

Livingstone
Zambia

Organizers

Engineering Institution of Zambia
Federation of African Engineering Organisations
World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
UNESCO