Engineering global change: Hosted by OYW & Royal Academy of Engineering - 4 March

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Join us this March for the Engineering global change event taking place on World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development.  The Royal Academy of Engineering will be participating in partnership with One Young World to catalyse the role of young leaders to tackle the world's greatest challenges.


Please note we are now only taking registration for digital participation. Keen to attend in person? Email [email protected].

About the event

Engineers design the foundations of our world. From the buildings we live in to our electrical grids, engineers are single handedly responsible for designing and implementing solutions that ensure we can live in sustainable and safe societies for current and future generations.

It has never been more pressing for young engineers to see themselves as agents of positive change. The decarbonisation challenge requires everyone across the profession to understand its complexities. Creating truly inclusive economies requires a more diverse workforce with a range of lived experiences and perspectives. In order to continuously promote action and continued learning, Engineering Impact will showcase critical examples from across the industry to further inspire this rising generation of engineers to work towards solutions to the biggest global challenges of our age.

The event forms part of The World Engineering Day 24 hour live broadcast which will hit 8 major regions starting from Australia, ending in Costa Rica. This programme will be hosted during the UK broadcast, therefore reaching countless people across the globe.

This year's World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development Day prompts us to understand how we can build back wiser, not only for this current generation but those to follow. The implications of development and advancement must be considered not tomorrow, but today, if we are to build a world that is safe, inclusive and sustainable. To consider a horizon well beyond standard targets of 2030 and 2050 offers us a fighting chance at designing systems that mitigate damage to the planet and allow our societies to meaningfully progress in the long-term.

What to expect

The event will be hosted in a hybrid format. A limited number of participants will be able to attend in person at Prince Philip House, so register early to avoid disappointment. Participants both locally and from around the world are invited to join the event digitally.

At the event, we will hear presentations from young experts in their field, host a lively panel discussion, and offer a chance for you to pose your critical questions during a live Q&A. Attendees participating in London will have the chance to dig deeper into the issues with fellow attendees over tea afterwards.  


  • Yewande Akinola: Engineer & innovator. InnovateUK Ambassador, Clean Growth & Infrastructure
  • Alain Kilajian: Social environmental scientist. Senior Sustainability Specialist, International Hydropower Association
  • Heloise Greeff: Researcher, consultant & investor. Research Fellow, University of Oxford.
  • Anne Rweyora: Social entrepreneur, innovator & industrial designer. Managing Director, Smart Havens Africa
  • Amrit Chandan: Entrepreneur. Co-Founder & CEO, Aceleron. Forbes 30 under 30

Key details

Date: Friday 4 March

Time: 1:00 - 3:30pm GMT

Location: Prince Philip House, Royal Academy of Engineering. London