The Harare Institute of Technology hosted the World Engineering Day for Sustainability under the theme on the 2nd of March 2023, in partnership with Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (ZIE) Mashonaland Chapter and the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ).
The colorful ceremony was held under the theme “Engineering Innovation for a more Resilient World”, and was attended by captains of industry and officials from ZIE, ECZ and as stakeholders from other institutions. The event was marked with presentations from HIT staff and other officials from various stakeholders.
Some of the key issues discussed during this conference include the importance of engineering in the national discourse as presented by the HIT Vice Chancellor Dr Engr. Q.C Kanhukamwe. This was reinforced by Mr R. Mahoso’s presentations on the day’s theme of “Engineering Innovation for a more Resilient World”.
Dr Ben Rafemoyo, the Chief Executive Officer of ECZ also gave an in-depth presentation on the uptake of local engineering projects by local engineers as the nation strive to attain an Upper Middle-Income Class economy by 2030.
Fruitful discussions were also held with challenging questions coming from the attendants. The day was wrapped up with presentations from other delegates who include Dr. Eng. Z.J Chihambakwe from the National Engineering Student awards for Research and Innovation (NESARI) ad Eng. N. Gwangwadze from ZIE Mashonaland Area Chapter.
A successful blitz registration operation was also held bringing the day to a successful end where engineers shared ideas and discussed solutions with their peers.