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Posted by: EIZ Secretariat

STATEMENT FROM THE REGISTRAR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE ENGINEERING INSTITUTION OF ZAMBIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE SIGNING OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN TECHNICAL EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AGENCY (TEVETA) ON ONE PART AND LUSAKA BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (LBTC) AND THE ENGINEERING INSTITUTION OF ZAMBIA (EIZ) ON ANOTHER PART The Director General of TEVETA, Mr. Cleophas Takaiza The Director of the Lusaka Business and Technical College, Mr. Lawrence Zulu Management staff from all Institutions present Invited Guests, Members of the Press Ladies and Gentlemen I am very excited that today, the plan that EIZ and LBTC had to help improve the skills of the craftsperson and technician members of the EIZ has finally culminated into the signing of an Agreement for Implementation under the skills Development Fund, implemented by TEVETA on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Zambia. The plan has an overall objective of providing specific short course in electrical wiring in accordance with the Zambia Code of Practice for wiring of premises rules in the design, selection, erection, inspection and testing of electrical installations. What does this mean for EIZ members? This mammoth milestone means the following: 1 Engineering professionals can update their knowledge in electrical wiring and installations; 2 Engineering professionals will update their knowledge on the required standards for electrical installations; 3 Engineering professionals will learn latest engineering and technological developments in the fields of electrical wiring, electrical fittings and lighting; 4 Engineering professionals will learn Safety, Health and Environmental Management practices in electrical installations. The key pre-requisite to participate in the course is that one MUST be a member of the EIZ! As EIZ, I want to inform and encourage members of the EIZ, especially those in the Craftsperson and Technician categories, who are active in domestic wiring installations to register for this course in order to achieve the above mentioned benefits. I also want to take this opportunity to invite those engineering practitioners who are not yet members of the EIZ to come and register so that they can benefit from this training. Lastly, let me thank LBTC for, firstly agreeing to partner with the EIZ on this important Skills Development activity. Your input and hard work on this project has finally paid off. Let me also thank TEVETA for being the key driver in skills development and seeing it fit that the EIZ proposal would actually go a long way to benefit the engineering practitioners, but also the nation at large. I want to also inform the public that, the EIZ Act provides that anyone providing an engineering service MUST be registered with the EIZ and MUST have a VALID practicing license. This is the only way that the EIZ can ensure that services provided by engineering professionals are of high quality. This training will enhance the value of services that the engineering professionals will offer to the public. Eng. Linus K. Chanda, FEIZ REGISTRAR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ENGINEERING INSTITUTION OF ZAMBIA


EIZ Council pays courtesy call on the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprise Development

Posted by: EIZ Secretariat

The Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) Council, led by President Eng. Abel Ng'andu today paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Hon. Eng. Elias Mubanga. The Minister thanked Council for the gesture and emphasised on the need for his Ministry and EIZ to collaborate closely to help Government achieve economic growth in accordance with the UPND Alliance Manifesto. The Minister also raised the following issues: 1. Local engineering Professionals should be part of the entire project formulation process right from inception and ensure that artisans are fully involved in the entire project value chain 2. The Ministry is relooking at the viability of reviving the Mining training facilities in order to uplift skills training in the country. 3. The Minister encouraged the delegation to ensure that EIZ covers the whole country, especially rural areas in terms of its activities



Posted by: EIZ Secretariat

At its second quarter meeting held on 2 June, 2021 the Board resolved to commence the process of deregistration of Engineering Organisations and Units that are NOT COMPLIANT in accordance with Clasue 42(2) of the EIZ Act. This notice therefore serves to inform the general public that the companies listed below are not COMPLIANT with the Act. The listed firms on the EIZ Website are therefore PROHIBITED from practicing engineering or participating in any engineering related activities. The Board will further proceed to DEREGISTER and REVOKE the licences of the attached Engineering Organisations and Units.


Frank Ferguson Fellows Programme – Africa – 2022/23

Posted by: EIZ Secretariat

The Frank Ferguson Fellows Programme enables early to mid-career professionals from Zambia, with leadership potential, to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. It offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully funded one-year master’s level programme at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland. The award covers programme fees, flights, accommodation and living costs. Eligible master’s level programmes in Ireland commence in August or September each year and, depending on the programme, will run for between 10 and 16 months. The Frank Ferguson Fellows Programme promotes equal opportunity and welcomes diversity. The aims of the Programme are to nurture future leaders; to develop in-country capacity to achieve national SDG goals; and to build positive relationships with Ireland. On return home, graduates are expected to bring their acquired skills to contribute to capacity building in their home countries. It is also envisaged that they will contribute to building enduring positive personal and professional relationships with Ireland, promoting institutional linkages. The Frank Ferguson Fellows Programme is fully funded by the Irish Government and is offered under the auspices of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). It aligns with the Irish Government’s commitment under Global Ireland and the national implementation plan for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Ireland's Policy for International Development, and Ireland's International Education Strategy. The programme is managed by the relevant Embassy responsible for eligible countries. Programme implementation in Ireland is supported by the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS). Studying at postgraduate level in Ireland offers a unique opportunity to join programmes that are driving innovation and changing lives worldwide. Applicants can choose from various postgraduate programmes specially selected to enhance capacity in line with stated country development goals and the strategy of the Irish Embassy. Eligible Countries: Zambia Eligible Courses: Applicants must select from the following list of courses offered by the National University of Ireland, Galway: 1. Master of Civil Engineering (1MEC1) 2. MSc in Mechanical Engineering (1MSME1) 3. ME in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (1MEEE1) 4. MSc in Marine and Freshwater Resources: Management (1MFR1) The deadline for receipt of Stage 1 applications is 1 August 2021. Application documents are available below under Application Information below once you confirm your eligibility. Eligibility To be eligible for the Frank Ferguson Fellowship, applicants must: • Be a citizen of Zambia and be residing in Zambia. • Hold a Degree in Engineering or related discipline with Merit or higher from an accredited and government-recognised higher education institution, • have achieved the necessary academic standard to be accepted onto a Master's level course of study in Engineering • Not already hold a qualification at master’s level or higher • Be applying to commence a new course at master’s level in Ireland no sooner than August/September 2021. • Have identified and selected two relevant courses from the above list of engineering courses at NUI Galway. • Have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for both courses chosen. • Must not have applied for an Ireland Fellowship on more than one previous occasion. • Be a member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia. • Have a minimum of three years' relevant work experience. • Be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of Zambia. • Meet any relevant procedural requirements of the Government of Zambia. Applicants will be required to submit a research proposal in an area linked to a social problem in Zambia. Applicants who are shortlisted by the Engineering Institution of Zambia will be invited to present their research proposal to the Embassy of Ireland and will be subject to further screening. In addition, please note that applications in the following participating countries are by invitation only: Zambia This means that fellowships in these countries are restricted to the staff of government departments and NGOs which work in partnership with Irish Aid, and to personnel of organizations that are aligned with Irish Aid's development strategy in their country which have already been identified by the Embassy of Ireland. Applications from outside these partnerships will not be eligible. To find out if you are eligible to apply, please contact the relevant Embassy of Ireland or your employer. Applications Please read the Applicant Guidance Note carefully before completing as eligibility criteria may differ from country to country. The application process consists of three stages: • Stage 1 Preliminary Application; • Stage 2 Detailed Application; • Stage 3 Interviews. All applicants who are selected to progress after the second stage will be required to sit an online Duolingo English Test. If shortlisted after the interview stage, all applicants will be required to take another English language test, normally the IELTS exam, unless they are already in possession of an IELTS certificate that is dated 2019 or later which shows the applicant has achieved the necessary score for the course(s) they intend to apply to. Early preparation for the IELTS exam is strongly advised, even for native English speakers. To apply, please visit Frank Ferguson Fellowship in Engineering | Ireland Fellows Programme ( and click the checkbox in the Application Information section as illustrated below. Application Information Applications will not be considered for this fellowship unless all eligibility criteria are met. You should carefully check that you can meet the above criteria before requesting application information. I meet all eligibility requirements listed above. Please show additional information.


Extraordinary General Meeting

Posted by: EIZ Secretariat

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there will be an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) on Saturday, 24th July 2021 starting at 09:00 hrs. Due to the prevailing corona virus pandemic, the meeting will be conducted virtually. Members who wish to attend MUST REGISTER at ADMISSION TO THE EGM AND ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE Please note that only members in good standing as at 24 June, 2021 shall be admitted to the EGM and ONLY those members stipulated in Section VII of the 2019 EIZ Constitution shall be allowed to vote at the EGM.


EIZ Secretariat moves into its newly constructed offices

Posted by: EIZ Secretariat

The Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) embarked on a project of constructing the EIZ Headquarters at stand No. 2374, Danny Pule Road in Showgrounds area. Danny Pule road runs from Thabo Mbeki road, behind Arcades Mall through to Nangwenya road at Parliament Motel in Lusaka. To help with construction of the new offices, the EIZ created a special purpose vehicle known as the EIZ Properties PLC (EPROPS), within which the project was anchored. EPROPS is listed on the stock market whose shares are offered to EIZ members. The project was part financed from the proceeds of these shares, over and above the building levy which the members contributed from 2014 to 2018. The EIZ Secretariat was earlier housed at C/L7 Brentwood Drive, Longacres, Lusaka since 2011. The Longacres offices served as the EIZ headquarters. The new building, is a 3 – storey structure and will house the EIZ Headquarters and part of the Southern Region staff who will occupy the ground and first floors on the Southern Wing. The completion of the new offices will enable EIZ to operate under one roof, with room to expand and accommodate new staff to meet the high demand from the general membership. With the opening of the HQ building the EIZ aims to improve members services, with a view to making the EIZ a world-class engineering Institution..