The World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development (WED) was celebrated for its fourth time last 4th of March as an international celebration promoting the critical role of engineers and engineering to achieve a more resilient and prosperous world.
On this occasion, Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, delivered the message available in this link.
This year’s theme was “Engineering innovation for a more resilient world” and was celebrated in Madrid, Spain, after the conference “Engineering the cities of the future”, organized by the Institute of Engineering of Spain, that took place on 2 and 3 March.
As a most popular feature of WFEO’s organizing WED, the World Engineering Day Hackathon came back. We have received more than 1000 pre-event registrations of which 429 students entered and the finalists’ submissions were shown on our live stream on 4 March, as well as the announcement of the winner.
The World Engineering Day LIVE Global Stream 2023’s edition showcased some of the biggest global celebrations around the globe, including a webinar held by UNESCO Natural Sciences Sector, the above mentioned Madrid conference, and the Green Celebration Festival hosted by the Institution of Engineers Singapore. If you missed it, the replay is available on the WED website.
We trust that you hosted WED celebrations in your country and region all around the world, to acknowledge and illustrate the key role and the contributions of engineering to sustainable development, to attract the public to support engineering development and to increase the social recognition of engineers.
World Engineering Day 2023 reached more than 50 million around the world.
You can see below some videos of the 2023 edition of the World Engineering Day.
The World Engineering Day Hackathon
Hackathon Final Show !
Winning team: Sponge- Philippines from Ateneo Naga University
2nd Place: Aquam Solis from Canada. University of British Columbia-Okanagan
3rd Place: Aqua-Smart from Mauritius. University of Mauritius
The LIVE Global Streams
LIVE from Madrid – 2nd March
LIVE from Madrid – 3rd March
UNESCO Webinar on Smart Cities – 3rd March
LIVE from Madrid – 4th March
Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France – Energetical and Ecological Transition – 4th March
Institution of Engineers, Singapore – Green Festival Live Celebration – 4th March
WFEO webinars celebrating WED
“Smart Sustainable Communities and Frontier Technologies”
“Collaborative Engineering Initiatives for a Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment”
The Platinum Sponsor
St James’s House – UK
The Academic Partner
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – Switzerland
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