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The Ghana Institution of Engineering in collaboration with the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO), World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and UNESCO will be hosting the 7th edition of the UNESCO Africa Engineering Week and the 5th Africa Engineering Conference to be held at the Accra Marriott Hotel in Accra, Ghana, from October 4-8, 2021.

 

The theme for the conference is “Engineering Inter-African Trade and the Sustainable Development Goals”.  The sub-themes for the conference include:

  • Goods and Services

  • Capacity Building for Trade

  • Trade Integration and Interconnectivity

  • Women and Young Entrepreneurs in Trade

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution and Infrastructure

  • Intellectual Property Right in Engineering and Trade Facilitation

 

Activities marking the conference include:

  • Address by Keynote Speaker

  • Technical Presentations

  • Panel Sessions

  • Women in Engineering Forum

  • Young Engineers Forum

  • Banquet

  • Networking Opportunities

 

The 7th edition of the UNESCO Africa Engineering Week and the 5th Africa Engineering Conference is expected to attract participants from the African region.  The conference will also provide a platform for academics, engineering practitioners, industry players and students to meet and connect, share ideas and experiences to build knowledge and upskill.

 

The UNESCO-African Engineering Week (AEW) was held under the auspices of the engineering professional institutions in the following regions:

 

Hosted Regions        Year

​South Africa              2014

​Zimbabwe                 2015

​Nigeria                      2016​

Rwanda                     2017​

Kenya                        2018

​Zambia                      2019

​Ghana                       2021

 

About FAEO

In order to achieve engineering excellence and create a better quality of life for all in Africa; leaders and representatives of engineering institutions in Africa held a General Assembly on 8th May, 2012 at Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya and unanimously agreed to establish a central united home for African Engineering Organisations in solidarity under the name Federation of African Engineering Organisations, FAEO. The constitution of the Federation of African Organisations of Engineers, FAOE founded in 1972 and representing Africa as International Member of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) since 1989 was amended under a new name known as Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO).

The FAEO constitution was unanimously accepted and adopted to take effect from 8th May, 2012.

 

The Organizational Model of FAEO is made up of:

A. Central African Federation of Engineering Organisations(CAFEO)

B. Eastern African Federation of Engineering Organisations(EAFEO)

C. North African Federation of Engineering Organisations (NAFEO)

D. Southern African Federation of Engineering Organisations (SAFEO)

E. West African Federation of Engineering Organisations (WAFEO)

Regional Members of FAEO

 

Southern African Federation of Engineering Organisations

 

South Africa 

 

Lesotho 

 

Zambia

 

Botswana 

 

Zimbabwe 

 

Swaziland

 

Malawi 

 

Seychelles 

 

Namibia 

 

Mozambique 

 

Mauritius

 

 

 

Central African Federation of Engineering Organisations (CAFEO)

 

Cameroon

 

Chad

 

Gabon

 

Equatorial Guinea

 

Congo Republic–Brazzaville

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

 

São Tomé & Principe

 

Central African Republic

 

 

 

Eastern African Federation of Engineering Organisations (EAFEO)

Kenya 

 

Uganda 

 

Tanzania 

 

Rwanda 

 

 

 

C. North African Federation of Engineering Organisations (NAFEO)

 

Egypt 

Libya 

Tunisia 

Morocco 

 

Sudan 

 

Algeria

 

 

 

E. West African Federation of Engineering Organisations (WAFEO)

 

Ghana 

Sierra Leone 

 

Ivory Coast

 

Burkina Faso 

 

Nigeria 

 

Gambia 

 

Togo 

 

Liberia 

 

 

 

 

Host Country

 

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa. It spans the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, sharing borders with the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, and Togo in the east.

 

CapitalAccra

The Capital of Ghana is known for its national history museums, Atlantic beaches & vast Makola Market.

 

Dialing code: +233

President: Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo

Population: 30.42 million (2019) 

Currency: Ghanaian cedi

 

Some dishes to introduce you to the scope of local Ghanaian food.

  • Jollof rice

  • Waakye

  • Banku and tilapia

  • Red-red

  • Fufu and goat light soup

  • Tuo Zaafi

  • Kenkey and fried fish

  • Kelewele

 

 

Interesting Tour site

Cape Coast Castle
Cape Coast Castle

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Boti falls
Boti falls

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Nzulezu Village
Nzulezu Village

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Cape Coast Castle
Cape Coast Castle

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