The WFEO has agreed with UNESCO to hold an African Engineering week annually, preferably in the month of September which is internationally recognized as the World engineering month. The first
The WFEO has agreed with UNESCO to hold an African Engineering week annually, preferably in the month of September which is internationally recognized as the World engineering month. The first Africa Engineering week was held in South Africa in 2014. The second and the third were held in Zimbabwe in 2015 and in Nigeria in 2016. The fourth was held in Rwanda in 2017.
In 2015 FAEO decided to be holding an African Engineering conference alongside the African Engineering Week. The first conference was therefore held in Nigeria in 2016 and the second in Rwanda in 2017.
This is a series of activities that are held to sensitise the youth on the role of technology as a vehicle for rapid economic development of the country and Africa in general. This would be of special interest to students enrolled in Engineering courses in the Universities and in Technical Institutions.
This year, the IEK in collaboration with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO), the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) have proposed to hold an international conference in Mombasa from 17th September to the 21st September 2018.
CONFERENCE THEME AND SUB-THEMES:
The theme of the conference is “Harvesting blue/ocean economy for accelerated economic growth: The role of the Engineer”. This is in line with the United Nations sustainable development goal No. 14 on life in the sea. Africa is surrounded by a large mass of ocean from which the continent can benefit from harvesting the resources therein. The Engineers will be expected to play a very significant role in harnessing these vast resources.
september 17 (Monday) - 21 (Friday)
Pride INN Hotel, Mombasa
Institution of Engineers of Kenya