The Academy of Engineering and Technology of the Developing World (AETDEW)

AETDEW President Dato Lee Yee Cheong has been promoting the Project in WFEO Forums and Meetings in March 2018 Paris and in London in October 2018 as well as in regional conferences in Islamabad Pakistan, April 2018 and Kigali, Rwanda, August 2018, Beijing, China in September 2018.and in Global Engineering Congress London 22-26 October 2018. The response has been very positive.

It is expected that the Project will receive the support of WFEO and her international members like FEIAP and the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO).

The Project already received the support of UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and the ECO Science Foundation.

Dato Lee Yee Cheong visited the Chief Executive of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in New York on 21 September 2018. Consultation on the signing of MOU supporting the Project is in progress.

In China, similar consultations are ongoing with the China Association for International Education Exchange and Chinese Corporations in the digital technology sector.

International Advisory Board (IAB)

At the first working meeting between Sugon Ruiyi Education and AETDEW on 16 September 2018 in Beijing, AETDEW President Dato Lee Yee Cheong proposed the setting up of the DHUCP International Advisory Board (IAB) to provide policy advice and monitor the progress of the Project.

Nominations of AETDEW Fellows have been made and invitations will be sent out by AETDEW President to the following to be members of the IAB.

1)AETDEW President: Lee Yee Cheong;

2)United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for South-South Cooperation/Chief Executive, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, Jorge Chediek ;

3)President of the Future University of Sudan, Mustafa El Tayeb;

4)President of the ECO Science Foundation, Manzoor H Soomro;

5)President of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology/President of UTAR Malaysia, Chuah Hean Teik;

6)Director, UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific,Shahbaz Khan;

7)President, Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, Niranjanie Ratnayake;

8)Former Director of the Science and Technology Division of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD); John Mugabe;

9)Chairman of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, Kashim Ali;

10)Former President of the American University Chile, Jorge Yutronic Fernandez;

11)Immediate Past President (Brazil) World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), Jorge Spitalnik;

12)President WFEO (Australia), Marlene Kanga;

13)President-Elect WFEO (China), Gongke;

14)Treasurer WFEO (Singapore), Tan Seng Chuan;

15)Vice President WFEO (Zimbabwe), Martin Mahuwa;

16)Treasurer AETDEW (Malaysia), Choo Kok Beng;

17)Secretary General Federation of Engineering Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) (Malaysia), Tan Yean Chin

18)Former Vice President WFEO (China) Zhong Xiyin;

19)President, Federation of Global Competitiveness Councils (USA), Deborah Wince-Smith;

20)Director General Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Moneef Al-Zou’bi

21)Deputy Director, SEAMEO QITEP (Indonesia) Indarjani,

22)Co-Founder, VICGO, Vietnam, Cong-Thang Huynh.

23)Director International, Royal Scientific Society, Abeer Arafat

24)Professor Tsinghua University, China, Xue Lan.

The Project Office in China will nominate and send out invitations to Chinese IAB members.