As part of the programme objectives, the Academy commissioned research consultancy Ecorys to conduct research to expand the evidence base for the importance of robust engineering institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. This research looked at the role that engineering institutions play in delivering sustainable growth, and mapping engineering capacity and diversity.
Key outputs are detailed below.
Covid-19 crisis and engineering in sub-Saharan Africa
This research identifies the main impacts of Covid-19 on engineering in sub-Saharan Africa and looks at how the profession has contributed to tackling the challenges of the pandemic, as well as the likely impacts going forward.
How can professional engineering institutions in sub-Saharan Africa best engage with decision-makers?
Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) have an essential role to play in advancing engineering across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in order to achieve structural transformation and poverty alleviation within the region. Such advancements are only possible if PEIs develop relationships with a variety of key stakeholders, including policymakers, industry actors, academia, and the media. This research explores how PEIs have nurtured these relationships to achieve successful collaborations and promote the agenda of the profession, with a focus on five case study countries: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.