Africa Engineering Week 2015
UNESCO's Africa Engineering Week will take place from 14 to 19 September 2015. During this week students in schools across Africa will participate in educational activities to get a clearer view on what engineering is; they will be introduced to interesting career paths in engineering and they will be involved in hands-on activities.
The aim is to increase the visibility of engineering and its role in sustainable development, to encourage students to study engineering by supplementing STEM curriculum with practical engineering applications, and to incite more African countries to participate ensuring the sustainability of these efforts.
The activities during Africa Engineering Week will increase the visibility of engineering, which is particularly important in the continent where there is a great need for engineers to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Students from 1000 different schools in Africa will participate in at least one educational activity. For these activities UNESCO co-operates with local engineering organizations, such as the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers and the Federation of African Engineering Organizations (FAEO), to reach out to young engineers from the region to endorse in these activities.
The Launch Ceremony will take place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and a week of exciting hands-on activities is planned.