Sudan University of Science & Technology: Peace Engineering Hub (SUST-PENG) Community Engineering Response Team (CERT)
Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) in partnership with PEACE Engineering1 and
Project ECHO2 is launching the first ECHO for Engineering, on Saturday, July 2nd at 11am CAT. The SUST-PENG hub team, led by Dr. Tagwa Musa, lead faculty and Co-Director of Sudan ECHO
Center of Excellence, Fatima Galal, ECHO coordinator, and the hub team, will launch an ECHO
program named CERT—Community Engineering Response Team.
CERT is modeled after the
highly successful Community Medical Response Team (CMRT) ECHO run by the University of
Nebraska Medical Center Sudan Global ECHO Hub3. The CERT ECHO learners, senior
engineering students, will join in a virtual community of practice held by the global team from
The first series is focused on Waste Management, as uncollected waste
poses a significant problem for communities in Sudan. Curriculum and content have already
been developed. From this ECHO, students will be equipped to develop their senior projects
and launch entrepreneurial activities for the creation of jobs. As part of the CERT, these
students will go out to the community and work together to bring their projects to life for
socioeconomic development and community service.
This work is partially supported by the
Sustainable Development and Response Organization (www.sudro.org). Faculty, staff, and
students from the PEACE Engineering program at the University of New Mexico School of
Engineering, as well as Peace Engineering Consortium members, are close collaborators. The
communities of the following organizations, ISTEC (www.istec.org), IFEES (www.ifees.net), and
GEDC (www.gedcouncil.org), are being asked to engage.
SUST-PENG will be the first hub in Africa to launch on iECHO platform!!!!!
Foils of War by Mark Matthews, January 2022, ASEE Prism, https://www.asee-prism.org/foils-of-war/
Project ECHO, https://hsc.unm.edu/echo/
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