WFEO leadership met QU Dongyu, Director-General, FAO. We discussed the important role that engineering, mechanization and post-harvest technologies have in helping us to achieve more sustainable agrifood systems and #FoodSecurity. We look forward to strengthening WFEO and FAO cooperation.
This joint event presented the UNESCO-WFEO partnership and contributions to the SDGs by working with Member States, especially on engineering capacity building and education, and how it is relevant to the variety of regional and national contexts with regard to building more inclusive and responsible communities. It took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Room IV, Thursday 27 October 2022.Continue reading “WFEO-UNESCO Joint Meeting for Member States – The strategic role of engineering for accelerating the delivery of the 2030 Agenda”
The first World Vocational and Technical Education Development Conference, co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Tianjin Municipal People’s Government, was held in Tianjin from August 19 to 20. Prof. Gong Ke, Director of the Academic Committee of Nankai University, former Chairman of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and Executive President of Chinese Institute of New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Strategies, was invited to give a keynote speech at the “Artificial Intelligence + Innovative Development of Vocational Education” forum held on the afternoon of August 20.Continue reading “Professor Gong Ke Delivered a Keynote Speech on the First World Vocational and Technical Education Development Conference”
Continue reading ““Engineering plays a key role in economic, social, and environmental dimensions of UNSDGs” – Prof GONG Ke”
In an exclusive interview, the World Federation of Engineering Organizations’ (WFEO) immediate past president Prof. Dr. GONG Ke discusses the value of engineering in global development, its role in achieving UNSDGs, and WFEO’s successful partnership with World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC).
On June 1, the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The project “COVID-19 Knowledge and Data Hub”, headed by Prof. Gong Ke, former President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations and Chair of the Academic Committee of Nankai University, was awarded the Champion of WSIS Prizes 2021 in Category 7 ICT Application: e-Science.Continue reading ““COVID-19 Knowledge and Data Hub”, headed by Prof. Gong Ke, awarded the Champion Project of WSIS Prizes 2021″
|A dialogue with Prof. Gong Ke
World Federation of Engineering Organizations
To what extent was accountability a topic in the educational curricula of engineers, back in the days? How about ethics? What has changed since then? Why is accountability in this Digital Age nowadays so important? And, who raised the issue to take in accountability? To what extent is technology neutral? Where technology is designed for use as has become a need to have, does that change whether technology can be seem as neutral or not? What types and levels of accountability does each stakeholder have? How to make accountability part of the design phase, and not a mere afterthought? What should be the role engineers and engineering managers? Where digital ecosystems are global, how to facilitate that, and who could cater for that? Who to invite at the table? How to leave nobody behind? These and other key topics are addressed in this Dialogue with Prof. Gong Ke, Immediate Past President, World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO).
On June 15th, Gong Ke, Executive Director of the CINGAI, led a research team and visited SenseTime,an artificial intelligence company. Yang Fan, Co-founder and Vice President of SenseTime, Tian Feng, Dean of the Intelligent Industry Research Institute of SenseTime and other project developers exchanged their views on the development of the artificial intelligence industry, artificial intelligence ethics and so on.Continue reading “Prof. Gong Ke led a research team to visit SenseTime”
The International Science Council has today announced the creation of a Fellowship and appointment of 66 Foundation Fellows who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to promoting science as a global public good. The Fellowship is the highest honour that can be conferred on an individual by the International Science Council. Prof. GONG is in the list of 66 Foundation Fellows.Continue reading “Prof GONG is appointed as Foundation Fellow of International Science Council”
The World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS Forum) 2022 High-Level Tracktook place from 30 May to 3 June 2022, at ITU Headquarters in Geneva with enhanced remote participation, featuring an Opening Segment, High-Level Policy Sessions, a Ministerial Round Table, and High-Level Dialogues.
Under the theme “ICTs for Well-Being, Inclusion and Resilience: WSIS Cooperation for Accelerating Progress on the SDGs”, the WSIS Forum 2022 highlighted the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines in accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.Continue reading “Prof. GONG Ke Chaired High Level Policy Session at WSIS 2022”
The seventh annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum) will be held from 5 to 6 May 2022, convened by the President of UN ECOSOC. The theme of the STI Forum is closely aligned with the 2022 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and is “Science, technology and innovation for building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.Continue reading “WFEO-CDRM Side event at the UN STI Forum – Engineering Resilience in Disaster Risk Management for Sustainable Development”