The FIDIC Young Professionals Forum is the group of Young Professionals of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). It was formed with the intention of providing Young Professionals (YPs) with the opportunities to participate in FIDIC with their peers and to develop the next generation leaders of FIDIC and consulting engineering industry.
As a leadership committee, the Young Professionals Forum Steering Committee (YPFSC) was formed to develop communication and networking opportunities for all Young Professionals involved in the FIDIC community. It is run by a committee of Young Professional volunteers.
Through its core activities, the YPFSC helps develop and promote YPs through communication activities (including newsletters, webinars, conferences, and social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn accounts) and networking opportunities.
To further support, acknowledge, and promote the efforts of Young Professionals in the industry, the FIDIC YP Award was established in 2015. In March 2017, FIDIC invited nominations from CEAI for the YP Award 2017.
The FIDIC communication was circulated to CEAI members and CEAI received entries from young professionals of member organisations of CEAI.
A committee formed by the CEAI Governing Council examined the entries based on FIDIC guidelines and selected the candidature of Mr. Prashant Kapila of Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Pvt Ltd, and forwarded his application to FIDIC for consideration.
The FIDIC Award Jury, comprising members of the FIDIC Executive Committee, Past Presidents, and learned individuals, evaluated application documents based on FIDIC criteria and selected the candidature of Mr. Prashant Kapila from India for the FIDIC YP Award 2017.
The award was presented to Mr. Prashant Kapila at the FIDIC Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony held during the FIDIC Conference.