Co-hosted by the United Nations (UN) World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the International Science Council (ISC), the Peruvian Engineers Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on Thursday May 5, 2022, the virtual event “Engineering Resilience in Disaster Risk Management for Sustainable Development” addresses a new book by the same name. The event program on engineering resilience features the following presentations by global leaders:

Opening remarks

  • Jose Vieira (Portugal), WFEO President

Release of the book on Engineering Resilience

  • Shamila Nair-Bedouelle (France), UNESCO Assistant Director-General for the Natural Sciences

Presentation of the book contents

  • José Macharé (Perú), General scope and objectives
  • Karel Vancura (Czech Republic), Land use planning
  • Dave Brunsdon (New Zealand), Infrastructure systems
  • Fang Chen (China), Data management
  • Ashok Basa (India), Capacity building
  • Myles Lind (New Zealand), Institutional frameworks

IRDR major achievements and book comments

  • Qunli Han (China), IRDR Executive Director (ISC-UNDRR)

Closing remarks

  • Gong Ke (China), WFEO Past President
  • Marlene Kanga (Australia), WFEO Past President
  • N. Gunalan (USA), WFEO UN Liaison Committee

About the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and its Committee on Disaster Risk Management (CDRM)

The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) is an international, non-governmental organization representing the engineering profession worldwide. Founded in 1968 by a group of regional engineering organizations, under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) in Paris, the WFEO brings together national engineering organizations from some 100 nations and represents more than 30 million engineers from around the world.


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