WomEng is proud to officially launch our Capacity Building for Women in Engineering Bodies in Sub-Saharan Africa Best Practice Report.
This report is a culmination of learnings and insights from our Africa Catalyst, Capacity Building for Women in Engineering Bodies in Sub-Saharan Africa project powered by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The aim of this project was to assist engineering institutions to establish/strengthen Women in Engineering bodies within respective professional engineering institutions, leveraging WomEng's skills and experience in developing and running women in engineering programmes across 22 countries. WomEng provided training and development for body members; including leadership and entrepreneurship training, diversity training, continuous relevance amongst engineering professionals, and execution of critical outreach programmes pioneered by WomEng, namely GirlEng for secondary school STEM awareness and Fellowship; a leadership, employability and networking skills building programme for tertiary level engineering students. The key focus of this project was to improve the capacity of engineering bodies to promote gender diversity and relevance within engineering and engineering professionals in Africa.