NAEng, RAEng in Global Effort to Redefine Capacity Building in Engineering

The Nigerian Academy of Engineering, NAEng, is in a global effort initiated by the Royal Academy of Engineering, RAEng, to modify capacity building processes in Engineering. It is called African Catalyst Project.

It is delivered through the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) in sub-Saharan African region which is a wide range of short pilot projects in building engineering competencies and skills, learning methods, and curriculum development to upgrade the impact of engineering education in teaching and training of undergraduates and young school leavers in African institutions.

The African Catalyst Project Manager, Engr. Prof. A. O. Denloye, said the Nigerian Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (N-SPEC) project will specify the competences required of different grades of engineering practitioners in Nigeria to ensure that post-secondary education institutions are able to produce graduates with the necessary engineering skills and knowledge necessary for sustainable economic development of the country.