ECOSF participated in the FEIAP-FAEO AAP Accord Signing Ceremony
The Africa, Asia and the Pacific Accord (AAP Accord) is the framework for the establishment of an International Standard of Engineering Education and empowers each member jurisdiction or economy of Federation of African Engineering Organization (FAEO) and Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP)to establish a section of the register for Graduate Engineers, Engineering Technologist and Engineering technicians. This historic agreement was virtually signed between FEIAP and FAEO on April 16 2021.
The ceremony was witnessed by the President of the World Federation of Engineering Organization (WFEO), Prof. Dr. Gong Ke; the WFEO Executive Vice President, Engr. Mustafa B. Shehu; President ECOSF, Prof. Manzoor Hussain Soomro and several other dignitaries from UNESCO and the African Union as well as the members of engineering institutions from Africa and Asia.
The AAP Accord is intended to create a framework for an International Standard of Engineering Education and covers the education of engineers, technologists and technicians. The accord will, among other things, facilitate the mobility of those graduates holding suitable qualifications under the accord.
The President of FAEO, Ing. (Mrs) Carlien Bou-Chedid and the President FEIAP Prof. Dr. Huang Wei, signed the AAP Accord. Speaking at the ceremony, the President of FAEO, Ing. Mrs. Carlien Bou-Chedid explained the significance of the accord saying with the signing of the AAP accord, FAEO had come a step closer to realizing the vision of harmonizing engineering standards in Africa.
The FEIAP President, Prof. Huang Wei said he considers the signing of the accord as a great milestone in the history of FAEO and FEIAP as well for engineers around the world in that Africa was joining hands with other member countries to promote quality engineering education and practice which will create a larger market for their services. The President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Prof. Dr. Gong Ke expressed delight that he was witnessing the signing of the AAP Accord.
Other high officials who witnessed the signing ceremony and gave solidarity messages include: Prof. Dr. Shahbaz Khan-Director of UNESCO in Beijing and Representative to China, DPRK, Japan, Mongolia and Republic of Korea; Dr. Eng. Ahmed Hamdy-Executive Director of African Union-STRC & AU-ASRIC, represented by Dr. Mohammed Kyan; Dr. Peggy Oti-Boateng – Director, Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building (SC/PCB) – UNESCO; and Dr. Thulstrup Hans – Officer in charge, UNESCO Cluster office in Asia and the Pacific.