School of Engineering, Main Campus, UoN
Geospatial & Space Technology Department participates in Africa Engineering Week held on 4th September, 2014, at the Main Campus, University of Nairobi.
Participants at the Africa Engineering Week in group photo outside CCE Block
The event was organized by UNESCO, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) and the School of Engineering, University of Nairobi.
The event was officially opened by NACOSTI CEO, Dr. Moses K. Rugutt, at the Civil Engineering Lecture theatre, School of Engineering.
Africa Engineering Week aims at educating youth and the general public about engineering through outreach activities such as educational workshops, public awareness events, mentoring activities and University events that show how engineers are key to provision of solutions to a wide range of global challenges.
The shortage of engineers is a major concern in Africa and across the world where there has been declining interest and enrolment of young people, especially women. Engineering is vital to addressing basic human needs, improving the quality of life and creating opportunities for sustainable development on a local, regional, national and global level. More young people need to choose engineering as a career and making that choice depends on access to the necessary Science, Mathematics, Technology, and Engineering (STEM) curriculum as well as having access to effective guidance, communications and role models.