World Engineering Day Address from WFEO

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome to the celebration of the first World Engineering Day for sustainable development, on behalf of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO).

World Engineering Day is a day to increase the recognition of the critical importance of engineering for the sustainable development. Engineering is what converts scientific discovery to useful daily tools and facilities, builds infrastructures for transport, water, electricity, information etc., and delivers better life to people across the world. Engineers are practitioners of engineering, who develop, produce and construct solutions, using science and the best available resources to resolve problems in human life.

World Engineering Day is a day to unite engineers to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs, especially clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, climate action, sustainable cities and communities. None of these challenges could be resolved without engineering development and the collaboration of our engineers.

The proclamation of this Day was achieved through a consultative and collaborative process that commenced in early 2018, with the active engagement of engineering organizations all over the world, with UNESCO and its member nations that provided their firm support to unanimously proclaim March 4 every year as World Engineering Day in November 2019.

Let us continue to make joint efforts to address the pressing agendas of transforming our world to sustainability and “march forth” hand in hand to create a better future for ourselves and for our children.

With our joint efforts the first World Engineering Day will be a milestone in the path towards a sustainable development for our planet.

Prof. Gong Ke
President,
World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)

Dr. Marlene Kanga AM
2017-2019 President,
World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)

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