The 9th edition of the IEEE PowerAfrica Conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda from 22nd to 27th of August 2022. Hosted by the University of Rwanda as well as the Carnegie Mellon University Africa, this event was well represented by 250 delegates and 300 virtual participants from over 50 countries around the globe.

Women engineers in Kigali: Mercy Chelangat K. (Student, Kenya), Morgan Kiani (Texas Christian University, USA), Mistura Muibi-Tijani (vertSTEM, Nigeria), Sani Salamatu (Elektrint Nigeria Limited, Nigeria)


26 IEEE Smart Village (ISV) sessions

IEEE IES envisions the advancement of global prosperity by fostering technological innovation, enabling member’s careers and promoting equality and diversity worldwide.
Thus, the Industrial Electronics Society has joined ISV in 2018 and taken part in a number of projects and activities run by IEEE ISV all over the world, including in Latin America an Africa.

With the ISV delegates at the PowerAfrica Conference


As the secretary of the IEEE Smart Village (ISV) governing board, Prof. Morgan Kiani was invited this year to Kigali by ISV President to represent our IES society. At PowerAfrica Conference 2022, she presented the different projects supported by IEEE IES. Among them, the Rice Miller factory.

First Rice Miller project in Africa funded by the Industrial Electronics Society  

As of now, rice is made in the street with no resources

This project is focused on building a rice miller in Omupo, Nigeria. It started in March 2022 and will be completed before the end of the year. It will provide food and jobs for many families and will affect the community.

Rice miller progression in images from March until August 2022:


A panel session entitled: Technological Equality Through Diversity and Inclusion

On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, the panelists including Avoki Omekanda, Mary Longe, and Morgan Kiani participated in a panel discussion on Technological Equality Through Diversity and Inclusion, along with other virtual panelists, to discuss the significance of including all voices from various perspectives across various continents. They also highlighted some of the key systemic factors that need to be improved to influence better talent acquisition, career, and leadership development.

From Left to right: Prof Avoki Omekanda, Dr. Omowunmi Mary Longe and Prof. Morgan Kiani


Towards a sustainable future

IES will continue to promote and advance engineering in the African continent by encouraging the creation, development, integration, exchange and application of knowledge for the good of the society. IES is looking forward to increase and promote its presence in Africa by ensuring access to learning resources and materials that will accelerate learning and achieving excellence by collaborating across like-minded institutions.

IES – ISV collaboration is essential to ensure meeting the needs of humanity through sustainable projects that are implemented in the developing countries.

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