The paper discusses a collaborative effort to energise graduate engineering education and research by a consortium of 10 African Universities. This effort is actualized through an Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme project entitled “Mobility to Enhance Training of Engineering Graduates in Africa” (METEGA), funded by the European Commission. The project, which is coordinated by the University of Botswana, seeks to establish and nurture collaboration amongst Higher Engineering Education Institutions in Africa. Its stated aim is to foster sustainable development and mitigate poverty in Africa by increasing availability of qualified engineers at post graduate level. The higher engineering education institutions participating in the METEGA project are University of Botswana; University of Makerere and Gulu University (Uganda); Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Moi University (Kenya), University of Zambia, Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique), Ain Shams University (Egypt), University of Cape Coast (Ghana), University of Mali and Polytechnic and a technical partner in University of Gent (Belgium).
The paper discusses the experiences gained from the project including the challenges as well as successes.