A Rwandan Engineer, Eng. Papias Dedeki KAZAWADI was approved as new WFEO Vice President responsible for Policy Implementation on Anti-Corruption commonly referred to as “WFEO-CAC”, at the World Engineering Convention (WEC 2019) held at Melbourne Australia between Nov 18 and 24, 2019, jointly hosted by WFEO and Engineers Australia.
Eng. Mustafa Shehu from Nigeria was elected to serve as WFEO Vice President on the Executive Board while Eng. Nathanael Matalanga from Kenya was also elected as a National Member who will serve in the Executive Council of WFEO.
WFEO-CAC is importantly expected to collaborate with other global stakeholders to combat corruption whose impact is estimated by the World Bank and European Commission in their reports that every year over USD 1.5 Trillion is lost worldwide. Therefore corruption is one of the greatest obstacles to the development of safe and sustainable infrastructures where project funds are diverted to corrupt officials, funders, contractors, consultants, suppliers and agents.
Previously, Eng. Papias Dedeki KAZAWADI served as the President of Institution of Engineers Rwanda (IER) and the Chairman of the Governing Council of IER between 2017 and 2019.
The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) is an international, nongovernmental organization representing the engineering profession worldwide. 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 brings together national engineering organizations from some 100 nations and represents more than 30 million engineers from around the world.