Who is WFEO?
The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) is an international non-governmental organization representing the engineering profession worldwide. Founded on 4 March 1968 under the auspices of UNESCO, WFEO brings together national and regional engineering institutions from some 100 nations and represents more than 30 million engineers.
This training platform has been developed in collaboration with UNESCO, the International Engineering Alliance, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, the Global Engineering Deans Council and WFEO members to provide an education training platform in the spirit of Open Science Principles and as part of the WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan to enable more countries to have more engineers with the right skills for sustainable development.
“I am proud to lead this initiative and develop the concept of the WFEO ACADEMY to deliver essential training across the world, at scale and low cost and without being hampered by restrictions. This is an inclusive approach in the spirit of UNESCO’s open Science recommendations, I hope that large numbers will take up the opportunity to learn from experts from around the world. I am sure the lessons learned will prove enriching to everyone who participates.”
Dr Marlene Kanga, WFEO president 2017-2019
Our objective is to provide training and build capacity for:
- Individual engineering educators and assessors of engineering programs that align with the requirements of the International Engineering Alliance, including curriculum development, teaching methods and pedagogies and assessment for outcomes based education.
- Professional development of individual engineers at all stages of their career to support their competency and registration where available.
- Institutions, government and non-government, for the development of strong governance and management structures and accreditation and professional development systems for accreditation organisations and professional engineering institutions to enable them to achieve international benchmarks such as those of the International Engineering Alliance.
The UNESCO Member States adopted the recommendations for Open Science at the 41st General Conference in September 2021
Member States are encouraged to prioritize seven areas in their implementation of the Recommendation:
1. promoting a common understanding of open science and its associated benefits and challenges, as well as the diverse paths to open science;
2. developing an enabling policy environment for open science;
3. investing in infrastructure and services which contribute to open science;
4. investing in training, education, digital literacy and capacity-building, to enable researchers and other stakeholders to participate in open science;
5. fostering a culture of open science and aligning incentives for open science;
6. promoting innovative approaches to open science at different stages of the scientific process; and
7. promoting international and multistakeholder co-operation in the context of open science with a view to reducing digital, technological and knowledge gaps
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