UNESCO and the World Federation of Engineering Organisations celebrated World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development with the launch of the second UNESCO Engineering Report, Engineering for Sustainable Development – Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals”, at a high level virtual event hosted by UNESCO on 4th March 2021. The event was live streamed to thousands of delegates around the world.
The program included:
High-level Opening and Launch of the Report
Master of Ceremonies:
- Li Xiaohong, President of Chinese Academy of Engineering (representing Tsinghua University and ICEE)
- Ms Genna Rajam Bangaroo, Civil Engineering Student, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
- Joint launch of the report by DG UNESCO and President Chinese Academy of Engineering
Introduction to the Report on Engineering for Sustainable Development: Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals featuring the major contributors to the Report:
- Wu Qidi, Director of the International Center for Engineering Education under the Auspices of UNESCO (ICEE) and Co-chair of Engineering Report Steering committee – Introduction of the Report
- Marlene Kanga, Immediate Past President, WFEO – Engineering to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goal
- Gong Ke, President, WFEO – Engineering Innovations responding to pressing Challenges
- José Manuel Vieira, President Elect, WFEO – Engineering education and capacity-building
Round-table on the Engineering Report, featuring young engineers from every region of the world:
- Donovan Guttieres, former Chair UN Major Group Children and Youth, MIT, engineer (USA)
- Firas Bou Diab, Chair, WFEO Committee on Young Engineers/Future Leaders (Lebanon)
- Adam Bialachowski, Chair, International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Young Leaders Council (Poland)
- Loreto Valenzuela Roediger, International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). (Chile)
- Philippa Ngaju Makobore, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Head, Instrumentation Division, Uganda Industrial Research Institute (Uganda)
- Bolormaa Gendensuren, International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES), School of Chemical Engineering, University of Ulsan (South Korea)
More information on the Young Engineers Panel Discussion is available in this page.
This high level event showcased the leadership and contribution of engineers from around the world to sustainable development.
The second UNESCO Engineering Report, Engineering for Sustainable Development: Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals” can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Ms Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, speaks at the launch of the Second UNESCO Engineering Report, 4th March 2021
Screenshot of speakers at the UNESCO-WFEO launch of the Second UNESCO Engineering Report, 4th March 2021
For more information:
- “Engineering for Sustainable Development: Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals” Full Report
- Executive Summary
- Press release