What has the ACP done to date?
The ACP, which began in March 2018, has been improving the internal capacity of the FAEO, which now has two new members of staff. RedR UK has coached and worked with FAEO to improve the transparency and diversity skills of the FAEO staff.
RedR UK has been working with FAEO to enhance their self-sustainable business model and financial management systems. FAEO are now also visible on social media, and you can find their website here.
What the ACP is doing now?
RedR UK is in the process of ensuring the FAEO has effective staff and fit for purpose operating systems in place. The ACP will continue to assist the FAEO in working to an annual strategic operational plan and ensure the FAEO has effective policies and operating procedures.
RedR UK, with consultant support, is also in the process of working with FAEO to improve their governance system to enable a more streamlined and effective organisation.
What the ACP will do in the future?
Now the internal capacity of the FAEO is bolstered, in the next phase of the project, RedR UK will assist the FAEO in working on a five year plan to build the capacity of pan-African professional engineering institutes (PEIs). This will be achieved by training FAEO staff to design learning programmes for PEIs, carrying out an organisational needs assessment of their members and improving the FAEO ability to prioritise support to PEIs based on their need and potential to develop.
The ACP project will continue to enhance the FAEO pre-existing ability to achieve its mission and vision to represent and lead the Engineering Profession in Africa so that they can apply engineering and the use of best practiced technology for the benefit of mankind.
This goal parallels with REDR’s goal of solving humanitarian problems with engineering solutions.