The Federation of African Organisations of Engineers (FOAE) is an international member of the World Federation of Engineering organizations (WFEO), an establishment of the UNESCO. The secretariat of FOAE is in Nigeria, hosted by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). FOAE at the moment has 13 Countries as members, namely: Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Liberia, Tunisia, Libya, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Cameroon, Cote d’ voire Tanzania and Sierra leone.
Aims and Objectives
To develop, in the spirit of African unity, direct relationship between its several member organizations on a basis of mutual understanding, so that their activities may be fostered and directed to the greater public good and in particular:
a. To promote the advancement of engineering science and practice and their applications for the benefit of mankind.
b. To advance the common aims and objectives of its member organizations.
c. To support the work of each member organization in its own territory.
d. To provide a focal point for the expression of the professional engineering opinion of its member organizations.
e. To collaborate with other national and international organizations, as it may think fit, to support and supplement their work.
The FAOE has been meeting every year in Ghana and Nigeria at the annual conferences of the engineering organizations of the two countries.
NSE and GhIE (Ghana institute of engineers),in line with this cooperation, has signed an MOU which highlights the implementation of the following:
o Development of uniform standards and building codes. Sub-regionally and subsequently,continentally.
o FAOE fosters partnership with ECOWAS, AU & NEPAD.
o Strategic re-engineering of sub regional groups.
o Establishment of committees in line with what is obtained in WFEO.Various countries will be opportune to chair the committees.