Africa Engineering Week
The Institution of Engineers Rwanda (IER) in collaboration with the Federation of African Engineering Organization (FAEO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are organizing the 4th edition of the UNESCO-Africa Engineering Week to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 25 to 29 September 2017. The theme of this year's UNESCO-Africa Engineering Week is "Effective Waste Management in Africa". More than 1000 participants are expected to attend, constituting an ideal platform for exchanging in the field of engineering in Africa as well as disseminating and promoting engineering innovations and solutions among the future community of engineers.
During this week students in schools across Africa will participate in educational activities to get a clearer view on what engineering is. The school children will be introduced to interesting career paths in engineering and they will be involved in hands-on activities. A week also during which a series of conferences, seminars and workshops a foreseen. 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.