UNESCO-Africa Engineering Week and Africa Engineering Conference 2019 @ AVANI Victoria Falls Resort
Sep 15 – Sep 21 all-day


The Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) in collaboration with The Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO), WFEO and UNESCO will be hosting the 6th edition of the UNESCO Africa Engineering Week and the 4th Africa Engineering Conference to be held in Livingstone between 15th to 21st September, 2019.

The theme of the Conference is “Addressing the SDGs through Sustainable Engineering Development”, and will be aligned with the following specific SDG’s:

The event will feature comprehensive technical programmes and presentations with keynote speakers and a vibrant social programme. Among the activities to be held during the week will include but not limited to the following:

  • Launch of the Engineering Week UNESCO by the Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development.
  • Capacity Building Workshop in Engineering Education delivered by ECSA and IEA and IEA
  • The 2nd Women in Engineering Forum
  • Joint Career talk (Young Engineers and Future Leaders Forum) for secondary schools in and around Livingstone at AVANI Victoria Falls
  • Skills competition –At LIBES in Livingstone
  • Engineering EXPO at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone
  • Branch career talks in all EIZ Branches in Zambia
  • Engineering Open days in Lusaka, Kitwe and Livingstone

The Conference is expected to attract about 1,000 participants providing an excellent opportunity for exchanging of ideas to the engineering fraternity in Africa and beyond and the hosting Institution in particular.

Due to the wide range of issues to be discussed, the conference is of interest to engineers, consultants, educational institutions, industrialists, manufacturers, economists, development specialists, policy makers, Government bodies, Students and society in general.

The Sub-Themes for the Conference will be:

  1. Demonstrating engineering relevance to society
  2. Strategic Engineering Outreach
  3. Strategies for responsive engineering curricula
  4. Innovations with impact
  5. Entrepreneurship in the engineering sector
  6. Diversity and inclusiveness in engineering
  7. Engineering in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)
  8. Engineering practical skills transfer schemes
  9. Engineering practice in the globalised environment (Standardisation, ethics and quality assurance)

The main objective of this conference therefore, is to draw attention to the current diverse challenges that impede sustainable engineering development in Africa and to consider the prospects for adequate, reliable and sustainable development of this invaluable discourse.

Informed persons and organizations in the discipline from all over the Globe will be brought together to interact, share experiences and ideas and brainstorm on how to strategically and pragmatically confront the problem of addressing the SDG’s through sustainable engineering development and come up with feasible, economically viable and sustainable solutions.

For registration, submission of abstracts and any other information, kindly visit

During the Africa Engineering Week (AEW) WomEng will host second Women in Engineering Forum on Tuesday 17th September 2019 at the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone-Zambia.

There is a global effort to build and enhance the capacity of women generally in order to participate in the Social and Economic development of nations.
However, greater effort is needed to enhance the participation of women in Engineering and Technology in various fora for Leadership and Technological advancement.

The need to empower Women in Engineering and Technology and encourage equal opportunities for professional development and achievement to the WFEO and the society at large led to WIE Committee been set up. This was to help increase the visibility and participation of women engineers within WFEO while also helping to boost their capability and leadership skills to achieve a high level of commitment, competency and responsibility towards the society.

The theme for the second Women in Engineering Forum is “Leadership & Empowerment: SHIFT UP! OWN THE FUTURE”.

The Sub-themes for the Forum will be:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity & inclusion: building Allies
  • Seize opportunities: think smart
    • Self-employment
    • Entrepreneurship
    • UN, WE & SDGs
  • Celebrate women

For more information:

 AEW 2019 website

  AEW 2019 brochure

 Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) website

 Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO) website

 UNESCO website




Engineering Institution of Zambia
Federation of African Engineering Organisations
World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
World Engineers Convention 2019 – WEC 2019
Nov 20 @ 12:00 am – Nov 22 @ 12:00 am
World Engineers Convention 2019 – WEC 2019

Engineers Australia and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations welcome you to Melbourne for the World Engineers Convention (WEC) 2019 – a coming together of some of the greatest engineering minds from around the globe, hosted in one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Known as the ‘Olympics of Engineering’ this international convention is held every four years and will attract 1300+ global participants from over 70 countries.

The overarching theme for WEC 2019 is “Engineering a Sustainable World: The Next 100 Years”.

The focus will not only be on engineering innovation, but how this can have a positive impact on our lives by creating sustainable engineering solutions.

Sustainability is used in the broadest sense – encompassing the management of precious natural resources such as water, renewable energy technologies, frugal innovation, management of natural resources etc., and incorporates values of ethics and social responsibility.

This is a unique opportunity to take an integrated approach to solve many of the problems that the world is facing – all of them requiring engineering. With Engineers Australia celebrating its Centenary in 2019, this convention will highlight Australian engineering on a global scale and explore the distinctive and sustaining mindset of our profession; the notion that ‘anything is possible’.

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