Royal Academy of Engineering is hosting an event on 13th and 14th of September 2016, Engineering a Better World, which will bring together over 400 engineering leaders, international development practitioners and policy makers, industry stakeholders, government officials and engineers from the developing world to highlight the vital contribution that engineers make to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and to furthering international development.
The event will include a combination of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interviews, and will promote mutual understanding, create better links and seed more productive networks between engineers and those working to achieve social and economic development. The day will end with a call to action to build engineering capacity in the developing world by facilitating the growth of robust engineering institutions and academies.
Speakers include Bill Gates (via video-link), Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim (President of Mauritius), and Amir Dossal (Founder and Chairman of the Global Partnership Forum). You can register for a place here: http://www.raeng.org.uk/events/list-of-events/2016/september/caets-2016