Southern African Federation of Engineering Organisation

FAEO History

  • The Federation of African Organisations of Engineers (FAOE) was formed in Cairo, Egypt in 1972.
  • The Secretariat is currently located in Lagos, Nigeria, where it is hosted by the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
  • FAEO is one of the regional organisations affiliated to the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), representing the African Continent, having been elected in 1989.
  • The federation is also recognised by the African Union (AU), UNESCO, ANSTI,UNDP and the Commonwealth Engineers Council (CEC).
  • At the FAEO general assembly, that took place on 8 May 2012, in Nairobi Kenya, the name was changed to the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO).
    • The new FAEO constitution was discussed, debated and unanimously accepted and adopted in final draft format the 08 May 2012.
    • The new constitution recognises five regional bodies to work under FAEO, representing Africa at WFEO, the AU and any other appropriate organisation.

The Five Regional bodies

  • North African Federation of Engineering Organisations (NAFEO)
  • West African Federation of Engineering Organisations (WAFEO)
  • Eastern African Federation of Engineering Organisations (EAFEO)
  • Central African Federation of Engineering Organisations (CAFEO)
  • Southern African Federation of Engineering Organisations (SAFEO) – formerly known as the African Engineers Forum (AEF)
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