1. About this survey

Survey for decision makers who engage with engineers

The Africa-UK Engineering for Development Partnership brings together the engineering community in Africa and the UK in a consortium comprising the Africa Engineers Forum, The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers and Engineers Against Poverty. The aim of the Partnership is to strengthen the capacity of the African engineering profession and promote mutually beneficial links between engineers in Africa and the UK.

The purpose of this survey is to gather data regarding perceptions of the engineering profession in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), its current capacity and priorities for capacity building interventions. Two different versions of the survey are being developed: this version is intended for completion by decision makers, e.g. in the policy, business and donor communities, who engage with engineers in SSA on a regular basis; a second version has been developed for professional engineers working in SSA.

The results of this survey will be crucial for informing the next phase of the Partnership’s work. We need your input to help us understand the perspectives of decision makers who work with engineers in SSA. Your views will play an important role in determining where we – and others – put our resources and how we focus future capacity building activities.

Please note that this survey may be completed online or in soft or hard copy formats. Further information is available at: www.raeng.org.uk/international/activities/engdev

Thank you very much for taking the time to complete this survey. Your input is greatly appreciated.

Please note that the survey data will be anonymised and we will not attribute any responses to the questionnaire without your permission.