Magazine Article - Global South Development Magazine

A Few Thoughts on Engineering Peaceful and Inclusive Societies

| November 3, 2016

"The first step in pursuing peace is to enhance human capabilities by expanding engineering education."

Much of the conflict around the world is a result of social inequities that undermine societies' ability to pursue sustainable development. The focus on expanding human capabilities helps society to look to an open, positive, and prosperous future. This is in contrast with a world in which the future appears closed with little opportunity for growth. Such a worldview is a major source of conflict, and individuals and communities resort to competing for seemingly limited resources instead of deploying their creativity to expand opportunities. Such inequities make it difficult for communities to leverage the world's scientific and technological knowledge and use it to advance development....

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For Academic Citation: Juma, Calestous. “A Few Thoughts on Engineering Peaceful and Inclusive Societies.” Global South Development Magazine, November 3, 2016.

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Calestous Juma