Germany (Technische Universität Dresden) Innovation with social relevance: Dresden theologian Prof. Julia Enxing at the presentation of the Century Engineering Award

Sustainability and innovation with significance for society as a whole are the focus of the CENTURY ENGINEERING AWARD 2022 presented by the MSAO Future Foundation. The Saxon foundation would like to take the idea of the Nobel Prize further, but the CENTURY ENGINEERING AWARD is intended to honor an action that continues to have a sustainable and innovative effect in the future forthebenefit of humanity.

Prof. Julia Enxing, Managing Director of the Institute of Catholic Theology at TU Dresden, is a member of the Advisory Board that decided on the award this year. Prof. Dr. Julia Enxing’s research focuses in particular on justice issues, including the current climate catastrophe and the associated challenges in the economic and social sphere. From a theological perspective, she thinks about the coexistence of people with each other and in harmony with all living beings. Her expertise complements the Advisory Board with a valuable social science perspective.

The CENTURY ENGINEERING AWARD in Gold will be presented on 24 November 2022 in Dresden to the WEEE Center from Nairobi in Kenya. The prize will be awarded for the first time in 2022 on the topic of AFRICA. The occasion is the “Global Gateway Africa Europe Investment Package” promised at the EU-AU summit at the beginning of 2022. The WEEE-Center is a young African company and pioneer in the field of circular economy. Since 2012, it has been successfully doing pioneering work in the recycling of electrical waste. The company takes environmental responsibility by reducing toxins that pollute water, soil and air and raises awareness and educates local communities. The WEEE Center thus assumes a global role model function, as it creates sustainable, innovative added value with relevance to society as a whole, which benefits the environment and humanity equally.

On the occasion of the award ceremony in the Lingnerschloss, Prof. Julia Enxing will read from her newly published book “Und Gott sah, dass es schlecht war. Why the Christian faith obliges us to preserve creation”. In addition, the President of the MSAO Future Foundation, Ines Miersch-Süß, and the other members of the Advisory Board will speak before the award is presented to Joseph Oliech, Project Manager at the WEEE Centre. Kenyan Ambassador Dr. Esther Nyambura Mungai will also be a guest. Participation in the award ceremony supported by the Saxony Economic Development Corporation and the subsequent reception is possible after registration.