The women and children primarily and the economically vulnerable in developing countries, are expected to be disproportionately affected and consequently, they’re in the greatest need of adaptation strategies in the face of climate variability and change. The UNESCO Engineering Report (2021) recognizes that solutions to the problems reside predominantly in engineering ingenuity and innovations. As an engineering body, WFEO raises awareness about the climate crisis and the urgent need for action among National Member Engineering Organizations and stakeholders.
The Committee of Women in Engineering is keenly aware that the poorest members of society will experience the most severe impacts of this crisis and seeks to contribute solutions in collaboration with other world engineering and scientific bodies, as well as high level government representatives. The Committee realizes that it is vital that the female voice is represented in the conception, planning and design of future infrastructure and climate resilient solutions and the webinars create a platform to stimulate discussions around this.
The intended outcomes:
- Examining the nexus between gender, climate change and technology
- Harnessing the strength of our diversity and inclusion with the power of technology, to proffer solutions which will effectively tackle the climate emergency in a sustainable manner
Output from the webinars will be used to present a position paper, on behalf of WFEO-WIE, at COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021.
- Opening remarks: Prof. Gong Ke, Engr. Mustafa B. Shehu
- Closing Remarks: Engr. Carlien Bou Chedid, Prof. Dr. José Vieira
- Moderators: Dr. Marlene Kanga, Engr. Yetunde Holloway