African Engineering Organisations set to inaugurate first female President

The Federation of African Engineering Organizations, FAEO is set to inaugurate its first female President, Ing. Mrs Carlien Bou-Chedid, a structural and earthquake engineer from Ghana. She will also become the fifth President of the Organization. She will be taking over from Eng. Martin Manuhwa, FZwIE who has successfully completed his tenure.

The ceremony is scheduled to hold physically (and strictly by invitation) on January, 29 2021 at Marriot Hotel Airport, Accra, Ghana and will be streamed online via various social media platforms due to the COVID 19 protocols. The event will hold between 7pm and 9pm GMT. Online Participants can can register HERE

African Engineering Organisations set to inaugurate first female President

Ing. (Mrs) Carlien Bou-Chedid is an
Independent Consulting Structural/ Earthquake Engineer. Her career has spanned more than 35years covering engineering design and supervision, project management, corporate governance and the professional education of engineers. She holds a BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering from the University of Surrey (1983), UK and a DIC and MSc (Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics) from the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine (1999), UK.

She has worked at various times as a Structural Engineer with the Architectural and Engineering Services Corporation (AESC), a Director, Education and Training, GhIE and as the Executive Secretary, GhIE. In addition, Carlien has served on a number of governing boards and councils including the Volta River Authority, originally the sole power generation and transmission company, the Cape Coast Polytechnic Council and the Road Fund Board. Currently, Carlien serves on the Boards of the Electricity Company of Ghana, Architectural and Engineering Services Ltd, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) College of Science and Technology (CCST) and North Ridge Lyceum (A Primary and Junior Secondary School).

Carlien has used her specialist knowledge of earthquake engineering to advise on issues related to the vulnerability of buildings and Ghana’s earthquake hazard and risk and she has published a number of technical papers in this regard. In 2019, She was appointed chair of a committee of experts from various disciplines to advise the Government of Ghana on “Refocusing Ghana’s Earthquake Preparedness and Response”. The committee has since presented its report.

Ing. (Mrs.) Carlien Bou-Chedid is the recipient of a number of awards and honours including the award of EERI-GFDRR Housner Fellow from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). She is also a Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, Its Past President (2017-2018) and until now the President-Elect of the Federation of African Engineering Organizations (FAEO).

African Engineering Organisations set to inaugurate first female President

About Federation of African Engineering Organizations

The FAEO is recognized by International Organisations as the umbrella body of the Engineering Professionals in Africa. The organisation sets out to apply Engineering for the benefit of the continent’s development. It aims to rally engineers across the continent to serve humanity through the use of best practice technology and represent the engineering profession in Africa, internationally. The organisation unite African Engineering bodies and encourage direct relationship among national member organizations, so that their activities may be fostered and directed to the greater public good.

The event will also hold online and interested participants can register HERE

By Isqil Najim (@Isqilnajim)

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