World Federation of Engineering Organizations

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World Federation of Engineering Organizations
World Federation of Engineering Organizations
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Abbreviation WFEO
Formation 1968
Type NGO
Legal status Active
Headquarters Paris, France
Marwan Abdelhamid
President of WFEO
Logo of WFEO

The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (French: Federation Mondiale des Organisations d'Ingenieurs; WFEO) is an international, non-governmental organization representing the engineering profession worldwide. The current president is Marwan Abdelhamid.

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, WFEO is a non governmental international organization that brings together national engineering organizations from over 90 nations and represents some 20 millions engineers from around the world.


The governing body of WFEO is be the General Assembly. Between meetings of the General Assembly the affairs of the Federation are directed by the Executive Council. The business of the Federation is dealt with by the Executive Board, supported by the Executive Director. Actions by the General Assembly, Executive Council, or Executive Board are by majority vote.

Standing Technical Committees[edit]

  • Anti-corruption
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Education in Engineering
  • Energy
  • Information & Communication
  • Engineering & the Environment
  • Engineering Capacity Building
  • Engineering for Innovative Technology
  • Women in Engineering
  • Young Engineers / Future Leaders


WFEO body meets annually for the General Assembly and the individual Standing Technical Committee meetings. These meetings are framed by a conference, where non affiliated engineers can join. In general these conferences are annually in September.

Last conferences
Year City Country Name of the conference Theme
2009 Kuwait City Kuwait Alternative Energy Applications – Option or Necessity
2010 Buenos Aires Argentina World Engineering Week (WEW) Technology, Innovation and Production for Sustainable Development
2011 Geneva Switzerland World Engineering Conference (WEC)
2012 Ljubljana Slovenia World Engineering Forum (WEF)[1] Sustainable Construction for People
2013 Singapore Singapore World Engineering Summit (WES)[2] Innovative and Sustainable Solutions to Climate Change
2014 Abuja Nigeria Nigeria, World Engineering Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (WECSI)[3] Development of Sustainable Infrastructure in Africa
2015 Kyoto Japan World Engineering Conference and Convention (WECC)[4] Engineering: Innovation and Society

International Members[edit]

  • Commonwealth Engineers Council (CEC)
  • Federation of Arab Engineers (FAE)
  • Federation of African Organizations of Engineers (FAOE)
  • European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI)
  • Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia (FEISCA)
  • Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP)
  • Pan American Federation of Engineers Society (UPADI)
  • Union of Scientific and Engineering Societies (USEA)
  • ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO)
  • World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE)


  1. ^, last visit on 29th March 2013
  2. ^, last visit on 29th March 2013
  3. ^,last visit on 18th September 2013
  4. ^,last visit on 29th March 2013

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