International development will be given a much higher profile within the ICE to reinforce the Institution's commitment to training engineers in global poverty issues.
The pledge was made earlier this month by institution president Colin Clinton at the Engineering & the Millennium Development Goals summit.
Clinton revealed that international development would be included as one of the ICE objectives on the route to chartered status. 'We can't afford not to do this, ' he said.
The ppropriate evelopment panel will also play a bigger role within the Institution with closer liaison with other professional engineering institutions overseas.