The 21st Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 11-14th June 2019.

AEF is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. A pioneer of the industry, for the last 20 years AEF has gathered governments, utilities, power developers, financial institutions, power technology providers, EPC contractors and consultants from all over the world to discuss investment and projects in Africa’s energy sector. The Forum has evolved into the number one platform to attend meetings, do deals and drive projects forward, all under one roof.

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Eng Martin Manuhwa

FAEO President 2019-2020
Federation of African Engineering Organisations 


Martin Manuhwa is the Vice President of the World Federation of Engineering organisations (WFEO). He chairs the WFEO Anticorruption Technical Committee. He is the President of the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO). He is a past Chairman of the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ). He is the Past President of the Southern African Federation of Engineering Organisations (SAFEO), and also the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (ZIE). He has delivered various infrastructure papers at foras like World Energy Forum in China, OECD in London, World Engineering Conferences in Japan and Switzerland, the AU and the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.

His research interest is in the use of Management Information Systems in construction and project management and he is currently a Doctoral Associate at the University of Cape Town where he is researching on the link of ICTs in the Industrial 4.0 Revolution and Productivity in Engineering Projects. He currently teaches part time MSc Software Engineering Project Management at the Zimbabwe National Defence University (ZNDU). He has taught Management Information Systems for MBA graduate students at the University of Zimbabwe and at the Bindura University of Science Education.

He is a member of various boards in Zimbabwe and abroad. He is a Councilor with the Zimbabwe Higher Education Council (ZIMCHE). He sits in various engineering faculty advisory boards in Zimbabwe and SADC. Eng. Manuhwa was the chair of the Electrical and Mechanical Industry Sector Committee for NAMACO which he represented in the NAMACO Council. He has received numerous awards, including the SKF service to engineering award.

He is Managing Consultant of the Zimbabwe Africa Infrastructure Development Group (ZAIDG), a company that specializes in engineering procurement and construction projects. ZAIDG works with Hatch Africa (Pty) Ltd in Zimbabwe to deliver infrastructure solutions in the power industry, mining and public arena. His company, ZAIDG were together with Hatch the technical advisors on the Kariba Extension (now successfully commissioned) and the $1.5 billion Hwange Power Station Expansion project. Martin is an electrical and energy consultant engineer. His engineering practice is in energy, construction projects, worksite project implementation and management.


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To serve humanity through the use of best practiced technology. To represent the engineering profession in Africa, internationally.


The FAEO is recognized by international organisations as the overall leader of the engineering profession in Africa and sets out to apply engineering for the benefit of makind.