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  • 23rd January 2020

World Engineering Day set for 4 March

Article by Adam Duckett

WORLD Engineering Day for Sustainable Development will be celebrated on 4 March every year as a UNESCO international day of celebration.

The day was formally proclaimed by the UN body at a meeting in November following a proposal led by the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO). All engineering organisations including employers and professional engineering institutions are invited to celebrate the day and use it to raise awareness about engineering, its importance in delivering sustainable development, and working with others to develop strategic frameworks and best practices for the implementation of engineering solutions.

Marlene Kanga, the President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, who led the proposal for the day described it as a “wonderful opportunity” for engineers to articulate the value of engineering and the impact engineers have on society.

Feeding into the day’s activities, Tom Kavanagh, Chair of IChemE’s National Young Members Committee, and a founder member of the new pan-institutional Young Engineers Group has launched a competition for the best ideas and projects from young engineers around the world who are progressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Engineers below the age of 35 are invited to submit entries by 14 February for a chance to pitch their idea at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on World Engineering Day.

For more information visit: http://worldengineeringday.net/young-eng2020/

Article by Adam Duckett

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