International Net Work for Professional Engineers’ Development Institutes (INPEDI)
From Left : Mr. Steven Mlote, ERB, Tanzania, Dato’ Ir. Lee Yee Cheong Chairman, Governing Council, UNESCO ISTIC, Cdr Arvind Poothia IN (Retd) , Director General ESCI, India and Prof Joseph Odegure VP of COREN Nigeria
International Net Work for Professional Engineers’ Development Institutes (INPEDI) was constituted by following founding members
- The International Science, Technology & Innovative Centre for South – South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC)
- Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI)
- The Institution of Engineers Malaysia Training Centre (IEMTC)
- The Engineers Registration Board, Kenya (ERB Kenya)
- Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
- The Engineers Registration Board, Tanzania (ERB Tanzania)
The Objectives of INPEDI are:
- Exchange of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes amongst the members.
- Participation of engineers/executives in the training programmes of members.
- Participation of faculty in the training programmes of members.
- Accreditation of CPD programmes of members
- Organizing INPEDI regional CPD programmes
- Mutual Cooperation among members in engineering & technological human expertise development in member countries.
INPEDI has been constituted to raise level of competence of professional engineering and capacity building of global engineering community through continuing professional development. INPEDI would help transfer of knowledge and exchange of expertise in order to raise the level of engineering for development in the world especially the developing world
The global secretariat of INPEDI is Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Hyderabad, India. The Chief executive of INPEDI is the Director General of ESCI.
Dato’ Ir. Lee Yee Cheong Chairman, Governing Council, UNESCO ISTIC, Speaking on the occasion
Cdr Arvind Poothia, Director General, Engineering Staff College of India, and The Chief Executive of INPEDI
Dato’ Ir. Lee Yee Cheong Chairman, Governing Council, UNESCO ISTIC, signing the constitution of INPEDI
Mr. Steven Mlote, ERB Tanzania, signing the constitution of INPEDI
Prof Joseph Odegure VP of COREN Nigeria , signing the constitution of INPEDI
Cdr Arvind Poothia IN (Retd) , DG ECSI and the Chief Ececutive of INPEDI signing the constitution of INPEDI
The Second Interaction
International Training Workshop on “Maintenance of Infrastructure” was organized from 10–14 Sep, 2012. The Workshop was sponsored by International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre (ISTIC-UNESCO) and attended by 22 participants from 15 countries viz. Algeria, Bangladesh, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania & Zimbabwe
Dato Ir. (Dr) Lee Yee Cheong, Chairman, Governing Board, ISTIC-UNESCO, Malaysia inaugurated the training workshop with empowering the need for Continuing Professional Development of Engineers. The training programmes of ESCI have been acclaimed the world over. ESCI has conducted similar training programme in Malaysia (twice), Kenya and Nigeria.
The Workshop addressed the maintenance needs and techniques in the areas of buildings, services, safety, green building and structures.
The participants from the different countries showed high appreciation for the programme and requested for additional programmes in future.