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WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders Webinar series “Engineering the Future”

July 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders is pleased to invite you to a webinar series, “Engineering the Future”.

This webinar will explore 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.

Webinar details

Date and Time: Wednesday, 22 July 2020 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CET via Zoom

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


  • 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

Register in this page to attend on 22 July, 4:00 pm CET.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar via Zoom.


For more information:

Webinar registration page

WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders website