21.12.2015 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Pakistan to lead Accreditation of Engineering Qualifications through FEIAP

Islamabad – 17 December 2015: A meeting was held at Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) to proclaim Pakistan’s Membership in FEIAP and to explore the prospects of Central Asian and African countries to adopt FEIAP engineering qualification standards under UNESCO-FEIAP partnership. Meeting was attended by UNESCO Regional Director for Science, Dr. Shahbaz Khan, Chairman PEC, Engr. Jawed Salim Qureshi, President ECO Science Foundation, Dr. Manzoor Soomro and Honorable Ambassador of Tajikistan, H.E. Sherali Jononov. Wide segment of media was also present at the meeting and meeting was followed by a press briefing.

PEC has been actively involved in standardization of engineering education in the country and continual progress has been made in the direction culminated in recognition by FEIAP, the Washington Accord (WA) and International Professional Engineers Agreement (IPEA) of International Engineering Alliance (IEA). In this regard, efforts of UNESCO and especially role of Dr. Shahbaz Khan was appreciated by the Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council. Participants of the meeting were told by Dr. Shahbaz Khan that Pakistan is the first economy of Asia Pacific region which has got recognized by FEIAP. Director UNESCO further elaborated that now Pakistan should lead the initiative of engineering standardization in the region and other countries of Central Asian and African region should learn from Pakistan’s experience.

The Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) is an international non-profit professional organization founded on July 6, 1978. It was established following an exploratory meeting convened and organized by The Engineering Institute of Thailand under The King’s Patronage with the support of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on July 03, 1978 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Being an independent umbrella organization for the engineering institutions in the Asia and the Pacific region, FEIAP holds objectives to encourage the application of technical progress to economic and social advancement throughout the world; to advance engineering as a profession in the interest of all people; and to foster peace throughout the world.

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