Africa Catalyst Grant: IBLF & NiMechE Collaborate to Raise Standards in Engineering
November 21, 2016
Royal Academy of Engineering issues a Global Challenge Research Fund under the Africa Catalyst
programme to initiate capacity building programmes in Africa.
IBLF proposed a competition initiative to encourage and support young engineers in Nigeria find local solutions to local problem in areas such as agriculture, power supply, solar and automation. Along side the competition, there would be efforts made and activities carried out to strengthen the core base of this sector in terms of stakeholder collaboration, raising standards in education and training and establishing a strong foundation in preparation for the next phase of development and innovation that will take place in the country.
This proposal was approved by the Royal Academy and accepted by our Local implementation partner, Nigeria Institute of Mechanical Engineers - NiMechE.
This initiative will support the discovery of new ideas and solutions which could potentially create jobs and promote development. It will also encourage creativity, entrepreneurism, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, information exchange and in the medium to long term, raise the level of professional engineering and participation in the country in line with international standards.
For more information on the project see NiMeche blog