Upcoming symposium: From Feeding People to Nourishing People, 26-29 November, Madagascar


The eighth Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering for Development symposium will take place in Madagascar from 27-29 November, with participants arriving for the evening of 26 November for a welcome dinner and networking event.  

The symposium will focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger, and will discuss topics such as how best to tackle malnutrition, how to strengthen the links between agricultural production and nutrition, as well as concepts of food safety and food security.  

If you are interested in attending, please fill in the expression of interest form:

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Frontiers of Engineering for Development is a series of interdisciplinary symposia that facilitates national and international collaboration to tackle global development challenges. The event brings together a select group of around 60 emerging UK and global engineering and international development leaders from industry and academia to discuss pioneering technical work and cutting-edge research for international development from a diversity of engineering fields. Seed funding is available to progress some of the best ideas coming out of the event.

The goal of the two-and-a-half day symposia is to introduce these outstanding engineers and international development workers (0-20 years post-doc, or equivalent experience in industry) to each other, and through this interaction facilitate collaboration in engineering for development, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disciplinary boundaries and the establishment of contacts among the next generation of engineering leaders and beyond.

We intend that participants will establish networks that will have a lasting impact throughout their careers. In order to encourage this, at the end of each symposium participants will have the opportunity to apply for seed funding to help build on collaborative partnerships established at the event. 

“Frontiers of Engineering for Development Symposia take interdisciplinary networking and research into a new level...it reminded me what Engineering is all about and motivated me to build partnerships in order to find solutions.”

Dr Evi Viza, Lecturer in Quality Management, School of Science and Sport at the University of West Scotland talking about her experience at the 3rd Symposium held in Oxford, September 2017.

Follow the Frontiers Journey

Want to see what happens at a Frontiers of Engineering Symposium? Kgomotso Setlhapelo attended our fourth Symposium on the theme of Agriculture, Data and the Knowledge Economy in Pretoria, South Africa. Follow his story and see his experiences here: