Advancing excellence in engineering in the Global South with the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).
The programme of collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineers (RAEng) aims to support the execution of the programme of GCRF activity (with a particular focus on the integration of energy issues into the RAEng’s international development activities and activities promoting the adoption of cross-disciplinary perspectives and methodologies). In particular, this involves developing a series of events following up the CAETS conference and working with early career researchers in the RAEng’s Frontiers of Engineering activities. In addition, the LCEDN is supporting the RAEng’s programme of activities in capacity building of African institutions via facilitating the engagement of LCEDN members in training activities overseas and designing programmes aimed at enhancing cross-disciplinary collaboration. Finally, the RAEng and LCEDN are working together in the co-production of a brief report to the RPDC on the potential for complementarity across TEA and GCRF investments in energy sector capacity-building.
Royal Academy of Engineers (RAEng):
As the UK’s national academy for engineering, the Royal Academy of Engineers (RAEng) brings together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. The RAE describes its remit in the following terms: “We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook, and we use our international partnerships to ensure that the UK benefits from international networks, expertise and investment.”