IEEE and UNESCO to promote Engineering in Africa
On February 2nd, both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) signed an agreement to support engineering education outreach for students and teachers in Africa. Apart from outreach, the new initiative also encourages collaboration with accredited programs, technical training and the participation of women to study engineering.
In order for us to be able to maintain and improve our quality of life, there needs to be constant innovations in technology and engineering is one of the most useful tools to do so. By following through with this initiative, people not only have the educational resources to become exposed and further learn about engineering but they will also have the means to investigate their ideas, develop them into something meaningful and perhaps, create the latest innovation. With the two of largest organizations pooling their resources to engineering education internationally, it will not only help people to become trained technicians and provide a workforce to support future endeavors, but also help the global effort in pushing the boundaries in our current technology and innovation.
By: Imaly Nanayakkara