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The AIPET has embarked on a journey of transformation in order to ensure maximum efficiency in the delivery of its core mandate, and consequently improve its service to the engineering profession and the public at large.
In accordance with the registration, AIPET has as its core mandates the accreditation of engineering programmes, the registration of engineering professionals, and ensuring that registered professionals adhere to the Code of Conduct.
The fact that  Africa region  is a developing economy places the AIPET in a critical position as a key role player in providing well-equipped engineering professionals to render the necessary skills. The AIPET is aware of the salient challenges that are associated with its role in the national development agenda. Paramount among these is ensuring a critical mass of registered engineering professionals, whilst striving to meet the set equity targets.
In order to efficiently and equitably deliver on its mandate, the AIPET has to revisit its processes, systems, culture, infrastructure and even the legislation that governs it. While most of these interventions are already being addressed through the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) and the Transformation Task Team (TTT), working together will ensure the achievement of these interventions.

a) Processes
The depth and extent of processes that enable the AIPET  to perform are largely confined to the following dimensions:
•    Evaluation of foreign qualifications
The AIPET has witnessed an increasing number of applicants with qualifications from institutions that are not signatories of the existing international agreements. Whilst the AIPET has a process in place that is dedicated to this purpose, it is currently undergoing improvements in order to efficiently deal with the large numbers.
•    Registration of candidates
The AIPET has realised the need to broaden its mandate beyond just registration by influencing the rate at which registration takes place by communicating the need and benefits of registration to undergraduates and academics. The AIPET will also use this avenue to understand and possibly address the low rate of conversion from candidate to professional status. If needs be, a dedicated research investigation may be mandatory in this regard, as there can be no sustainable solution without full comprehension of the problem.
•    Registration of professionals
The AIPET is aware that some applicants are not well informed of the registration requirements, which results in inadequate information being supplied by candidates during application for registration. This consequently leads to the rejection of the application; and resentment on the part of the applicant. The AIPET has resolved to communicate more efficiently and clearly with the applicants so as to minimise this situation.
Furthermore, the AIPET is exploring the possibility of establishing an Industry Forum that will enable better communication between the AIPET and employers, with the objective of assisting during the training and application period.
•    Discipline, accreditation of engineering programmes and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Although the AIPET has identified these as critical processes, they are largely under control and any intervention will be aimed at improving the communication around these processes, rather than changing the current framework.

b) Systems
The AIPET is currently putting systems in place that are aimed at shortening the registration process, whilst making it more transparent to the applicant. This means the applicant will be able to interact directly with the system and know the extent of the registration process. The Information Technology (IT) framework is under reconstruction to deal specifically with this aspect.
In addition, the AIPET has constituted a committee with the objective of improving on the appeals procedure in event of rejected applications.

c) Culture
Transformation in the organisation also extends to the internal workings of the AIPET. The AIPET is committed to communicating on issues that affect the engineering profession, as well as the state and its organs. Through improved communication and visibility, the AIPET hopes to transform the organisation to one that serves all its publics.

d) Infrastructure
The AIPET has identified infrastructure as one of the key areas of focus, this should be understood in the context of the aforementioned systems. Consequently, infrastructure pertains mainly to full exploitation of existing technology, encompassing both hard- and software. We are therefore in the process of aligning our infrastructure with our information technology to ensure seamless processes
The AIPET has identified the urgent need for fundamental and comprehensive transformation and has moved accordingly to realise its objectives. Significant work has been done in this regard and it is hoped that the process will be completed during the term of office of the current Council.

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Objectives:
•    • To strengthen engineering professionas  in African countries where they do exist
•    • To create a forum where professional engineers meet for networking, programme development and mentoring purposes.
•    • To establish a repository of engineering professionals
•    • To advise Governments on policy and developmental issues in engineering and technology.
•    • To develop a government policy on engineering services and goods.
•    • Empower the AU member states engineering professionals with updated technologies and training required in the present day professional intra Africa mobility.
•    • To bring the practice of Engineering to same pedestal with what is obtainable in the western world, which will naturally create a network for exchange of ideas for all Engineers from AU member states and the Engineers from the other parts of the globe
•    • To develop a continuous engineering professional development programmes for the member states.
•    • To strategically position the member states Engineers to form a resource for its states governments on all aspects of national policy and infrastructural developmental issues.

Establishing/Strengthening Engineering Professional Organizations
Expected Outcomes:
•    • Strengthening of existing engineering professional organizations in Africa
•    • Establishment of new engineering professional organizations in Africa
•    • Proactively drive government policy on infrastructural development of AU member states.
•    • Mobility of Engineers across the Continent.
•    • Strengthening of AIPET in globally
•    • Enhance professional linkages across member countries.
•    • Interests of engineering multidisciplinary professionals are represented and served as the public voice of the engineering professionals at the national and continent levels.
•    • The professional bodies act as learned society for the academic disciplines underlying their professionals.
•     Influence national policy to improve standards within the specialties of engineering profession.?

SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING CURRICULUM AND ACCREDITATION OF ENGINEERING FACULTIES AND DEPARTMENTS

Aim:
To develop a benchmark of minimum academic and professional  standards for engineering programmes for purposes of training, certification and accreditation across AU member states with a view to attain global standards


SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING CURRICULUM AND ACCREDITATION OF ENGINEERING FACULTIES AND DEPARTMENTS
Objectives:
•    • To establish a uniform benchmark standards for engineering curriculum and accreditation of Engineering Faculties and Departments in Africa.
•    • To create an African Engineering Council to oversee implementation of the benchmark standards in member states
•    • Improve professional inter and intra- continental mobility.
•    • Enhance uniformity in the standard of training engineering personnel.
•    • Enhance professional collaboration across the continent.
•     Improve business opportunities among member states?

SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING CURRICULUM AND ACCREDITATION OF ENGINEERING FACULTIES AND DEPARTMENTS
Expected Outcomes:
•    • Engineering Education curriculum of global standards in member states
•    • Proper and regular accreditation of engineering faculties and departments in members states
•    • Mobility of engineering personnel amongst member states
•    • Cross-border higher education opportunity for engineering students with AU member states Universities
•    • Uniform standard for the training and certification of engineering personnel in Africa.
•    • African Engineers are given due recognition and are patronised by their governments.
•    • Enhance professional linkages across member countries.


ESTABLISHING/STRENGTHENING ENGINEERING REGULATORY BODIES
Aim:
•    • To encourage the establishment of engineering regulatory bodies in countries where they do not exist and strengthen such bodies in countries where they exist
Objectives:
•    • To establish an African Engineering Council to oversee the activities of all the regulatory bodies in Africa
•    • To establish engineering regulatory bodies in member states where none exists
•    • To strengthen and standardize existing engineering regulatory bodies in member states.
•    • Improve professional intra- continental mobility of engineering professionals through adoption of a standardized certification protocol.
ESTABLISHING/STRENGTHENING ENGINEERING REGULATORY BODIES
Expected Outcomes:
•    • Establishment of new engineering regulatory bodies where none exists
•    • Strengthening of already existing engineering regulatory bodies
•    • Ensure that the interest of the profession and the public is considered at national and continental levels in the practice.
•    • Protect the profession by providing guidelines on terms and conditions of employment especially in government establishments with the view of eliminating quackery and its attendant catastrophic results.
•    • To influence national policy development for improved engineering standards.
•    • To carry out certification, registration and licensing of professionals in the different fields of engineering across member nations.
•     To ensure adequate engineering regulation and monitoring in member states.?

ESTABLISHMENT OF ENGINEERING INNOVATION HUBS
Aim:
•     To establish regional engineering innovation hubs in Africa to bridge academia-industry gap and increase the quantum of indigenous African entrepreneurs.?
Objectives:
•     To establish regional innovation hubs in Africa?
•     To facilitate the exchange and transfer of knowledge and information thereby generating a catalyst for positive change.?
ESTABLISHMENT OF ENGINEERING INNOVATION HUBS
Expected Outcomes:
•    • Collaboration of prospective engineering personnel within a region.
•    • Rapid socio economic transformation of the continent arising from new innovations in science and technology.
•    • The innovation hub will be a place where engineering personnel can stay, work and play- research and innovation community.
•    • There will be offices, research centers and hi-tech space with residences, retail, hospitality and open space for related activities and relaxation centers.

PROMOTION OF KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND BRAIN CIRCULATION/SPECIAL PROGRAMME FOR GRADUATES
Aim:
•    • To provide, encourage and improve rewarding opportunities for skilled and competent engineering personnel by promoting the circulation and exchange of engineering and technical information, knowledge and skills amongst the AU Member States. This being part of the AU Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa, and in support of achieving the goals of the African Development Bank Group’s Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA).

PROMOTION OF KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND BRAIN CIRCULATION/SPECIAL PROGRAMME FOR GRADUATES
Objectives:
•    • Policy of incentives that will facilitate and encourage the return of SIMs back from around the developed world, promote knowledge exchange and brain circulation should be formulated as a matter of urgency to be put in the right perspectives and solve the problems of vested interests and governments’ inefficiencies that contributed to the SIM from the African continent.
•    • The special programme for the engineering graduates should also be formulated into a policy that will promote and encourage the engineering graduates of Member States to want to participate in the special programme.
•    • Establish a training and career path in which engineering personnel go abroad/outside their countries to other member states to specialize and then return to their country of origin, drawing on the experience they have acquired to secure more advantageous employment opportunities.
PROMOTION OF KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND BRAIN CIRCULATION/SPECIAL PROGRAMME FOR GRADUATES
Expected Outcomes:
•    • Engineering Personnel Skill Intellectual Migration will be controlled within African Continent.
•    • Engineering practice, research and development of advancements in and transfer of technology will be greatly enhanced between the SIMs and engineering graduates of Member States and the much needed improvements in quality of lives in Africa will be achieved.
•    • Stronger and better ties between SIMs, graduates of engineering and other technical personnel of Member States of AU will be better cemented.

ESTABLISHING A REGIONAL FORUM FOR DEVELOPING/ INCREASING WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP POSITION THROUGH WOMEN IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY.
Aim:
•     To have in place a regional forum that will bring women Engineers from member states together for programme (activities) that will develop their leadership skills while providing an opportunity to increase the number of women generally, in leadership positions.?
Objectives:
•    • Develop cooperative strategies for building effective collaborative programme to promote women in Engineering for leadership at all levels in Government, industry and academia.
•    • Network to enable focus on critical need areas
•    • Develop policies that will encourage and sponsor women in Engineering and Technology advancement
•    • To bring the practice/ development of women in engineering in the continent to be at par.
ESTABLISHING A REGIONAL FORUM FOR DEVELOPING/ INCREASING WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP POSITION THROUGH WOMEN IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY.
Expected Outcomes:
•    • The WIE associations will be strengthened.
•    • Enhance professional development.
•    • Improved collaboration and networking
•     Empowerment and advancement of WIE?

TO CREATE HARMONIZED ENGINEERING CODES AND STANDARDS FOR BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURE IN AFRICA
Aim:
• To develop harmonized engineering codes and standards to ease development of infrastructure throughout the African continent.
 
•    Objectives:

TO CREATE HARMONIZED ENGINEERING CODES AND STANDARDS FOR BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURE IN AFRICA
Expected Outcomes:

Mission
To serve humanity through the use of best practiced technology. To represent the engineering profession in Africa, internationally.

Vision
The AIPET is to be  recognized by internationally  as the overall leader of the engineering profession in Africa and sets out to apply engineering for the benefit of makind.

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