WFEO appointed WCCE as one of the two task groups to review WFEO's infrastructure report card deliverables. The report to be revised is called “Infrastructure Report for Africa South of the Sahara” and was prepared by FAEO and was led by Eng. Dr. Martin van Veelen. The report’s objectives are twofold: (i) to increase awareness of the importance of economic and social infrastructure and the associated role of engineering and built environment professionals, and (ii) to promote the professions and built environment as a career destination. In that sense, the report includes evaluations of the infrastructure related to the different economic and social sectors, like energy, sanitation, roads, water supply, airports, ports, etc. WFEO accepted the nomination of a team of four official reviewers, Andreas Brandner (Austria) as the team leader, Joan Nweke (Nigeria), Eng. Justus Otwani (Kenya), and Gerardo Castillo (Costa Rica). Additionally, Victor Smith (Liberia) and Jorge E. Abramian (Argentina) will integrate the team as collaborators.
CONFEA, the Brazilian Council of Engineering and Agronomy, extended an invitation to WCCE’s President Jorge E. Abramian, to participate in the 7th Official Engineering and Agronomy Week in Goiania, Brazil. The main theme of this encounter, to be held on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of October is “Technology, sustainability, and Social Responsibility”.
This will be a face-to-face and online hybrid event, conducted in Portuguese, covering subjects like natural disasters, education, innovation, mobility, and other topics that interest our profession. To have more information, you can click here.
"The WCCE’s Continental Representative for Africa Eng. Dr. Aishatu Aliyu Umar, Nigeria's representative to WCCE, gave a distinguished lecture about “Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan: The Pathway to Future Low-Carbon Energy System”. Dr. Aishatu is a restless engineer that has recently inaugurated the continental representation office, putting this facility at the service of the promotion of the Civil Engineering profession as well as the WCCE objectives".
African Continental Office
WCCE’s Executive Committee agreed to open an open call for member organizations to host WCCE’s next General Assemblies (2022, 2023, and 2024). Expressions of interest are to be submitted from the Presidency of the host member organization to WCCE’s Secretariat including at least the following details:
- Host city and access details (Distance to the nearby international airport).
- Proposed dates
- Potential concurrent events with WCCE’s GA.
- Contact to request any expanded information on the proposal.
- Any other information that may be considered relevant to evaluate the proposal.
Expressions of interest should be submitted in writing to Secretariat
We remain at your disposal for any clarification through WCCE Secretariat
International engineering forum discussions always turn around a certain number of topics that slowly change over time based on drivers that sometimes are external to the profession. The question is how far are the current topics of discussion from the feeling of the practitioners. WCCE prepared and conducted a survey among civil engineers of the world to learn about their perceptions about some issues that affect the profession. The 14 questions included in the survey covered education, professional practice, ethics, and the importance of global issues (SDGs). In total, 120 answers were received from 30 countries (5 continents) giving an interesting global coverage. The number of participants in each country varied widely. For this reason, the answers were grouped by country and averaged to be able to work with 30 representative answers instead of 120. This procedure proved that the global results do not differ that much from the nationally averaged results, although it certainly flattened the extreme values.
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