Final 2019 SAICE International Panel (SIP) report for April 2020 Council

18 April 2020

In 2019 SIP has continued to collaborate effectively with our international partners, namely ICE, IStructE as well as FAEO and WFEO, but closer to home our relationships with the representative engineering institutions in the SADC member countries has been somewhat limited to those adjacent to our borders. SAICE is a valued and respected member of WFEO. The WFEO is a growing organization and through its interaction with the United Nations achieving much to improve the visibility of the engineering profession on a global scale.

FAEO President Eng. Martin Manuhwa’s message on the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

4 March 2020

It is with my great joy and pleasure that the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO) joins the rest of the world in celebrating the first World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development (WED2020). Indeed, the first WED2020 on the 4th of March this year is historic. The key role of engineering in infrastructure development and provision of solutions to society’s problems led UNESCO member countries and WFEO, FAEO and over 80 engineering organizations worldwide to proclaim the 4th March every year as the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development.

Guidelines for organising World Engineering Day events

4 March 2020

World Engineering Day (WED) for Sustainable Development will be celebrated on 4 March every year as a UNESCO international day of celebration of engineers and engineering.
All schools, universities, engineering academies, engineering companies and professional institutions are invited to celebrate World Engineering Day and organise events to mark the occasion.

FAEO launches infrastructure report project for Africa

22 January 2020

The Federation of African Engineering Organizations (FAEO), the continental engineering body representing the interests of all engineering practitioners in Africa has launched an Infrastructure Report Project for Africa South of the Sahara.

The launch took place from the 16th – 17th January, 2020 at the FAEO Offices hosted at the National Headquarters of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Abuja, Nigeria was carried out by the President of FAEO, Eng. Martin Manuhwa, FZwIE and supported by the Project Team Leader, Engr. Dr. Martin Van Veelen of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE). The objective of the project is to prepare a report on the state of infrastructure in Africa South of the Sahara.

World Federation of Engineering Organisations: Standing technical committee meetings, general assembly and executive council meeting in Melbourne

18 – 24 November 2019

The World Federation of Engineering Organisations’ (WFEO) annual Executive Council Meeting and bi-annual General Assembly were held in Melbourne from 18 to 24 November 2019. The meetings were preceded by meetings of the various committees, task groups and Standing Technical Committees. In all there were 40 meetings, a large number of which ran concurrently. The meetings were held in conjunction with the World Engineering Congress WEC which was organized and presented by Engineers Australia EA.

2019 SAICE International Panel (SIP) report for council

22 October 2019

The South African economic climate remained depressed in 2019 and so far, the forecast for 2020 has predicted that this trend will continue. This has impacted negatively on the construction industry and likewise on the role that SAICE plays in the international arena. Our emphasis for 2019 has been focused on optimising the budget in line with the strategic and operational requirements of SAICE and considering the commercial development mandate of SAICE (Pty) Ltd which we anticipate will be realised in the short to medium term. The net effect has again resulted in SIP and SAICE needing to review the level of our relationships with other Africa and International organisations.

Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO) Executive committee meeting

27 March 2019

This report by the President of FAEO covers the period from last FAEO meeting to the 27 March 2019. The projected events for the rest of the year and the President’s vision of FAEO are also outlined.

The report also introduces new committees and policies to be incorporated into the new Rules of Procedure (RoP) and proposed amendments to our constitution (to be ratified and adopted during the next General Assembly (GA)) but may be implemented by an Executive Council resolution until such ratification at the GA. These measures are to rebrand FAEO into a world class Federation.

A new financial model with new membership categories and the budgetary implications  is also introduced.

Report on the WFEO Meeting of the Extended Executive Board

27 March 2015

No new members have joined WFEO, but some contacts have been established such as Papua New Guinea. Proposals for continuation or new hosts for STCs are awaited. There are stages to prepare proposals. Prepare a draft proposal. This will be reviewed and advice given on how to finalise. New hosts have to make proposal on how they will organise and operate the STC.

Request for nominations for the elections later this year in Japan have gone out to National members. Nominations have to be made by National Members.

International members cannot submit nominations.