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WFEO Flash-Info #5,    July 2016
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In this Edition
  • The International Engineering Conference - New Approaches for Supplying Sustainable Water and Energy
  • World Future Energy Forum (WFEF) 2016 successfully held in Beijing
  • WURC participation in the UN Session of STI Forum
  • WFEO at the UN CSW60: Commission on the Status of Women
  • The UNESCO SAGA (Stem and Gender Advancement) project
  • Focus on the French Women Engineers
The International Engineering Conference - New Approaches for Supplying Sustainable Water and Energy
The International Engineering Conference - New Approaches for Supplying Sustainable Water and Energy

The International Engineering Conference – New Approaches for Supplying Sustainable Water and Energy will be held from 27 to 29 July in Brasilia. This major event is sponsored by WFEO, the Brazilian Federation of Engineering Associations (FEBRAE), the Pan American Engineers Associations Union (UPADI), the Brazilian Federal Council of Engineering and Agronomy (CONFEA) and the Regional Councils of Engineering and Agronomy (CREA). The conference is also supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Its purpose is to discuss the contribution of Engineering in the development and deployment of new sustainable technologies in the areas of Water, Energy and Sanitation.

For more information, click on the following link:
 
WFEO webpage of the International Engineering Conference: www.wfeo.org/events/international-engineering-conference-new-approaches-for-supplying-sustainable-water-and-energy
World Future Energy Forum (WFEF) 2016 successfully held in Beijing
World Future Energy Forum (WFEF) 2016 successfully held in Beijing

WFEO Standing Technical Committee on Energy organized the successful World Future Energy Forum (WFEF) 2016 was successfully held on 29th June at the China National Conventional Center, Beijing, China. The Forum was co-organized with the Energy Internet Research Institute (EIRI) and Tsinghua University and sponsored by the Chinese Society for Hydropower engineering (CSHE) and Hohai University, supported by Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd.

The Forum focused on sustainable energy development which is one of the 17 goals of the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal No. 7 is related to energy, which is to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”.

This forum invited famous experts from China and continents including Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania, and asked them to analyze problems and propose solutions in terms of technology, environment, society and economy. This forum is hosted by Prof. Ruo-Mei Li from the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSHE) and Vice Chair of the WFEO Standing Technical Committee on Energy. Distinguished guests and speakers include WFEO President Elect Dr. Marlene Kanga and various members of the WFEO Energy Committee and Executive Board.

The forum provided a platform to discuss sustainable energy solutions, providing engineers from various regions of the world the opportunity to exchange their ideas on the development of future energy around the world.

Report by WFEO President Elect Dr. Marlene Kanga is available in the following link: www.wfeo.org/wp-content/uploads/stc-energy/Report_President_Elect_Dr_Kanga_Visit_to_Beijing_28-30_June_2016.pdf
WURC participation in the UN Session of STI Forum
WURC participation in the UN Session of STI Forum
WFEO UN Relations Committee (WURC) participated in the first annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 6 to 7 June. The theme was “Realizing the potential of Science, Technology, and Innovation for the SDGs”.

STI Forum is an integral part of the Technical Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) that is charged with finding ways to leverage technology for achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 
For more information, click on the following links:
 
WURC participation in the UN Session of STI Forum: www.wfeo.org/wurc-participation-in-the-un-session-of-sti-forum
 
STI Forum webpage: www.sustainabledevelopment.un.org/TFM/STIForum
WFEO at the UN CSW60: Commission on the Status of Women
WFEO at the UN CSW60: Commission on the Status of Women

Stacey M. DelVecchio (secretary of WFEO's Committee on Women in Engineering) represented WFEO at the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016.

This Commission is dedicated exclusively to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. Its 60th session included two major themes: the priority theme “Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development” and the review theme “The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls”.

For more information, click on the following links:
 
Report of Stacey M. DelVecchio: www.wfeo.org/wfeo-un-csw60-commission-status-women

CSW60 webpage: www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw60-2016

CSW60 brochure: www2.unwomen.org/~/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/csw/60/unw_csw60_brochure_en-fin4.pdf?v=1&d=20160415T171812
The UNESCO SAGA (Stem and Gender Advancement) project
The UNESCO SAGA (Stem and Gender Advancement) project

The first newsletter of the UNESCO SAGA (Stem and Gender Advancement) project has been released in June. SAGA is a global UNESCO project supported by the Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Its aim is to contribute to improving the situation of women and reducing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in all countries at all levels of education and research.

WFEO is engaged with UNESCO at a high level, WFEO President Elect Marlene Kanga is a member of the SAGA Advisory Council.

For more information, click on the following link:

UNESCO SAGA Newsletter 1: www.wfeo.org/wp-content/uploads/SAGA-Newsletter-1-ENG.PDF
Focus on the French Women Engineers
Focus on the French Women Engineers

We have received the results of a survey that was carried out in 2014 by WFEO national member IESF (Engineers and Scientists of France) amongst the graduates from the Scientific Grandes Ecoles that are authorised to award the title of Engineer in France (Master level).

The two pages available in the following link show the result of this survey that focuses on the situation of women engineers: www.wfeo.org/wp-content/uploads/French_women_engineers.pdf. A new edition is in preparation

 
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