Welcome to the exhilarating world of engineering excellence at the 9th UNESCO Africa Engineering Week (AEW) and the 7th Africa Engineering Conference! This remarkable event, born out of a visionary partnership between UNESCO, the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), and the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO), took flight in 2014 through a collaboration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), University of Johannesburg (UJ), and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
Each year, UNESCO, WFEO, and FEAO unite under an inspiring theme, addressing challenges and applauding engineering milestones within the African continent. For 2023, our theme proudly resonates as “Celebrating and Growing Engineering Excellence in the African Region,” a rallying call to all forward-thinking individuals eager to shape the future of Africa through remarkable engineering achievements.
Prepare to be captivated by an event that has become an annual highlight, drawing together member countries of FEAO, united in their commitment to showcasing the pivotal role of engineering in sustainable development. Our mission is clear – to make engineering more visible, enticing students with practical applications to complement STEM education, and inspiring greater participation from African countries, thereby propelling us towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Imagine a vibrant congregation of 1000 delegates, including brilliant minds from the realms of engineering, research, consulting, industry, economics, government, academia, product manufacturing, development funding institutions, NGOs, and more. They will converge at the prestigious Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Centre in Gauteng, South Africa, from the 25th to the 28th of September 2023, sparking a whirlwind of innovation and collaboration.
Join us on this extraordinary journey, where knowledge, creativity, and passion intertwine to forge a brighter tomorrow. Together, we will create a legacy of engineering brilliance that propels Africa towards a sustainable, thriving future. Don’t miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to be part of an event that celebrates the very essence of engineering and the tremendous possibilities it holds.
Welcome to the 9th UNESCO Africa Engineering Week and the 7th Africa Engineering Conference – where ingenuity knows no bounds!
Partnerships lie at the heart of the 9th UNESCO Africa Engineering Week and the 7th Africa Engineering Conference, themed “Celebrating Engineering Excellence in the African Region.” This annual event, proudly hosted by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) in 2023, gains its strength from the collaborative efforts of esteemed organisations: the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO), the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Together, these influential bodies join forces to amplify the impact of engineering on the African continent, paving the way for a prosperous future driven by engineering excellence and collective action.