Professional Engineering Institutions have a major role to play in their countries through sharing technical knowledge, regulating professional practice and influencing national policy, in particular relating to infrastructure delivery, maintenance and building manufacturing and processing capacity.

With population and economic growth and the demand for new products, services and changing technologies, new fields of engineering have been emerging. Furthermore, many countries hitherto reliant of foreign expertise are focusing on developing local capacity. As a result, governments and in some cases interest groups have been encouraging the development of new professional engineering institutions (PEIs) to service emerging discipline specific, national or market needs.

The suite of documents presented in this section of the African Engineering Professionals Portal, serve to offer content for engineering professionals wishing to set up or enhance PEIs and websites to address the needs identified.

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