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Lasting Progress Through Complex Partnership Dan Marcek Education Consultant African Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Nairobi, Kenya April 1-3, 2012. The State of the World. Globalization is here to stay, Driving Changes of Equilibrium in…. Educational Success 

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Lasting ProgressThroughComplex PartnershipDan MarcekEducation ConsultantAfrican Forum on Science, Technology and InnovationNairobi, KenyaApril 1-3, 2012

the state of the world
The State of the World

Globalization is here to stay,

Driving Changes of Equilibrium in…

Educational Success 

Economic Performance 

Quality of Life & Standard of Living

intellectual power engineering graduates 2004
Intellectual PowerEngineering Graduates (2004)

Source: NRC Science and Engineering Indicators - 2004

Worldwide Intellectual Equilibrium is Changing

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Engineering for the Americas

An Example of Engineering-centric Partnership

Dan Marcek

Marcek Consulting

world bank the four pillars of the knowledge economy
World Bank – The Four Pillars of The Knowledge Economy
  • Education & TrainingAn educated and skilled population is needed to create, share and use knowledge.
  • Innovation SystemsA network of research centers, universities, think tanks, private enterprises and community groups is necessary to tap into the growing stock of global knowledge, assimilate and adapt it to local needs, and create new knowledge.
  • Information InfrastructureA dynamic information infrastructure-ranging from radio to the internet-is required to facilitate the effective communication, dissemination and processing of information.
  • Economic Incentive & Institutional RegimeA regulatory and economic environment that enables the free flow of knowledge, supports investment in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and encourages entrepreneurship is central to the knowledge economy.
competitiveness in the global economy

Enlightened Self-Interest

Academia

Economic

&

Social Development

Sabato’s Triangle

Industry

Government

National System of Innovation

Competitiveness in the Global Economy

Wayne C. Johnson

Saul Hahn, Alice Abreu and

LuizScavarda

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EftATimeline

……..…Dialogue……...….Consensus…….….

OAS

Preparatory

Meeting

Rio

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

The Need

The Lima Declaration

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EftAVision

  • Engineering for the Americas will provide global leadership and achieve economic impact through development of the hemisphere\'s engineers.
  • A revitalized, holistic and multidimensional engineering experience, recognized in meaningful and portable ways, will enable the hemisphere\'s engineersto develop relevant skills and excel in facing the challenges of the twenty-first century.
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EftAMission

  • Build Capacityof engineering talent in order to improve hemispheric competitiveness
  • Contribute to creating holistic, Entrepreneurial Skills needed to face the multidimensional challenges of the global economy
  • EnableMobilityof both people and work
  • Foster Partnerships between industry, government, academia, accreditors and professional associations
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EftAPriorities

  • Three Focus Areas:
      • Engineering Education Reform
      • Accreditation of Engineering & Technology Programs
      • Job Creation
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EftA Timeline

……..…Dialogue……...….Consensus…….….Organization…….….Action……….

RPG I

RPG II

Rio

The Lima Symposium

OAS

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

The Lima Declaration

The Need

Declaration of Santa Domingo &

Summit of the Americas

efta inclusive and open a comprehensive partnership
EftA: Inclusive and OpenA Comprehensive Partnership
  • The Organization of American States (OAS)
  • The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO); Panamerican Union of Engineering Associations (UPADI), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Inter American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Societies and Associations: LACCEI, ASIBEI, ISTEC, IEEE
  • Accreditation Agencies: ABET, CEAB, CASEI
  • Universities from across the Americas
  • Industry and the Private Sector
efta outcomes 2005 2008
EftAOutcomes (2005-2008)

Ongoing

Conference Presentations

CCPE, ABET, LACCEI, CONFEDI, CONDEFI,

ASEE, ISTEC and many more

Ongoing

Outreach and Partnerships

ASIBEI, ABENGE, CONFEDI, CONDEFI,

LACCEI, IEEE

Internships

Education & Accreditation Workshops

Mexico, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Dominican Republic

IDB Regional Public Good 2006

Regional Accreditation in the Greater Caribbean

(Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Panama)

International University Collaborations

University of Florida and Virginia Tech

  • Keynote Addresses
  • Global Engineering Colloquium (2006)
  • World Bank Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (2007)

Lima Declaration 2004

Lima Symposium 2005

$5M in IDB and Private Sector

Funding

IDB Regional Public Good 2007

Entrepreneurship in the Southern Cone

(Argentina, Chile, Brazil))

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EftATimeline (2008 – 2012)

……..…Systemic Change and Serendipity……….

2008

2012

Accreditation

Online Libraries

Entrepreneurship

5 Step Process

National Imperative

Regional Influence

Accreditation

efta lessons learned
EftALessons Learned
  • A Durable Vision for the Americas
  • Focus on Similarities, Include Everyone, Look For Who’s Ready
  • Create Political Will First, Then Fund Grassroots Needs
  • Leadership and Vision are Key
    • Strength of Secretariat is Critical
  • Energy was invested in phases
    • Create Political Will
    • Build Relationships and Shared Values
    • Pursue Projects and Action
    • Allow for Serendipity and Momentum
    • “There is more money than good ideas.”
    • Dianne Wilkins, Development Finance International
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