Marwan Abdelhamid attends the Official Engineering Week in Brazil in August 2014

Marwan Abdelhamid attends the Official Engineering Week in Brazil in August 2014

During the period of 12th to 15th August 2014, the Federal Council of Engineering and Agronomy – CONFEA (Brazil) held the 71st edition of the Official Engineering Week – SOEA in the city of Teresina, state of Piaui.

The first edition of the Technical and Scientific Congress was jointly organized thus bringing the total number of participants to about 3,800 people including professionals from various areas of engineering and agronomy, as well students and graduates from different engineering and technological fields.

The SOEA was attended by representatives of various national and international organizations and speakers among whom the President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), Civil Engineer Marwan Abdelhamid, who also participated in the Opening Session and spoke to the Gender Equity Panel about the role of WFEO in this field.

CONFEA promoted during the 71st SOEA a special program designed to discuss issues related to the Gender Equity Forum. “Gender Equity in Technology and Human Development”, “The Binational Itaipu Case: challenges faced in pro-equity Incentive Program for Gender Equity” and “Women in Science and Technology” were among the lectures that were given on this occasion.

President Marwan Abdelhamid was one of the speakers when the first lecture was given and he gave as example the work done by the WFEO Committee on Women in Engineering as it aims at boosting the role of women in engineering and technology.

In an interview, Mr. Abdelhamid talked about the mobility of engineers and gender equity. He congratulated CONFEA for a well-organized engineering week and highlighted the fact that the WFEO president-elect, Jorge Spitalnik, is Brazilian who will take office as president in 2015.


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