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Engr Isaac Adekanye Assumes Leadership As Chair Of IEEE Africa Council

In a landmark development for the technological landscape in Africa, Engr Isaac Adekanye has assumed office as the Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Africa Council. His tenure commenced on January 1, 2024.

Engr Isaac Adekanye’s journey to the position of Chair has been marked by dedication and a profound commitment to the field of engineering.

He has made significant contributions to the development of engineering and technology in Africa and played a pivotal role as the Vice Chair of the IEEE Africa Council from 2022 to 2023, where he demonstrated exemplary leadership, strategic thinking, and a passion for fostering technological advancements on the African continent.

The IEEE Africa Council, a vital arm of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), plays a crucial role in shaping the future of engineering and technology across the region. His leadership is expected to further amplify the impact of the council in promoting collaboration, knowledge exchange, and innovation within the African engineering community.

As the newly elected Chair, Engr Adekanye is poised to lead the council through a transformative period, focusing on initiatives that will enhance technological education, promote research and development, and foster a collaborative ecosystem that empowers engineers and technologists across Africa.

Engr Isaac Adekanye expressed his gratitude for the trust placed in him by the IEEE community and outlined his vision for the council during his tenure. He emphasized the importance of leveraging technology to address local challenges, promoting inclusivity, and empowering the next generation of engineers.

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He has expressed his commitment to working with other members of the council to achieve this goal and to ensure that the council remains a leading professional organization in Africa

The IEEE Africa Council anticipates a period of robust growth and impactful initiatives under the leadership of Engr Isaac Adekanye, setting the stage for a new era of technological excellence in Africa. The global engineering community eagerly awaits the outcomes of this dynamic leadership as he steers the IEEE Africa Council towards a brighter and more innovative future. It would be recalled that Engr Adekanye, who is also a member Board of Trustees of Blue Apple Educational Foundation, a foundation focused on the development of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Innovation played a vital role in the resuscitation of IEEE in Nigeria about two decades ago.

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