IEEE Africa Student and Young Professional Congress 2017: (IEEE ASYPC 2017)

The ASYP Congress is a bi-annual Meeting where more than 200 IEEE students and young professionals, mainly from Africa come together to learn, interact, collaborate, and increase effective networking under the presence of IEEE Global executives. It is also an opportunity to network with industry professionals, enhance your soft skills, to boost your leadership skills, to participate in competitions, to exchange ideas and culture, experiences and thoughts, and to create value by implementing new ideas.
The program will include technical, professional, educational, and social activities. Sessions will be presented by highly qualified international speakers.

You can now Register to attend the First IEEE Africa Student and Young professional Congress ASYPC2017.


IEEE AFRICON 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, 18-20th September 2017

IEEE AFRICON 2017 is the premier biennial event of the IEEE in Africa. This flagship conference gives academic and industry attendees the opportunity to share their research. The event will be hosted in the Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront Cape Town, South Africa, from 18 to 20 September 2017 and is co-sponsored by IEEE Region 8, IEEE South Africa Section, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, the University of Pretoria and the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers.

The conference covers the full spectrum of IEEE activities.

Prospective authors are requested to focus on key areas relevant to Africa such as power and energy, remote sensing, engineering for healthcare, communication networks and education technologies.

Important deadlines:

Submission of papers: 14 May 2017

Notification to Authors: 30 June 2017

Camera Ready Version: 15 July 2017


Please consult the conference website for more information and regular updates at

To make the visit even more attractive and valuable AFRICON 2017 is co-located with the International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL 2017),, taking place from 20 – 22 September 2017.

Cape Town has established itself as a world class tourist destination. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is a unique setting with a working harbour and scenic views of Table Mountain, combined with restaurants, shopping, street music, museums, an aquarium, and the starting point for day trips further afield to renowned wineries and the Cape of Good Hope.

Petition to form the IEEE ComSoc Kenya Section Approved

Good News! IEEE Kenya Section petition for formation of the Kenya Chapter of ComSoc was approved

Below are the list the activities the unit will  be focusing  on its first year.  There will be a lot of co-operation with the various committees and the Kenyan Chapter of the Computer Society to achieve some of the mutually beneficial activities.

  • Chapter Business Meetings – discuss and plan for Chapter activities
  • Social Networking Meetings – for member bonding
  • Technical Workshops on topics currently affecting Kenya’s Communication industry
  • Student Career Fair – Provide Mentorship and internship opportunities to students in Communications disciplines
  • Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC) – to bridge the gap between students and their career goals
  • Community outreach to promote Communication technology and attract new members
  • Webinars on Technical Subjects – delivered by experts in different fields with members getting priority to present/attend
  • Distinguished Lecture Tours – provide members with opportunities to learn from experts in the Communications field
  • Soft skills training for members

Our past chair, currently chairs the chapter. For more information visit here

Special Message from IEEE President Karen Bartleson

IEEE President Karen Bartleson released the following statement in response to concerns expressed by IEEE members around the world:IEEE, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated, believes that governments of all countries must recognize that, in a world of increasing global connectivity, science and engineering are fundamental enterprises, for which openness, international collaboration, and the free flow of ideas and talented individuals are essential to advancement.

Every country benefits from attracting, and competing for, the best and brightest scientists and engineers from around the world to study, teach, conduct and collaborate on research, innovate new technologies, and start commercial endeavors. Science and engineering lead to enhancements in quality of life and ultimately build economic prosperity and security.  All countries should develop and maintain immigration and visa policies that encourage, facilitate, and protect the ability of people, from around the world, to engage in these types of science and engineering activities.

Diversity is an important and valued strength; IEEE is committed to the realization and maintenance of an environment in which scientists and engineers, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, or nationality, have the right to pursue their careers without discrimination. Science, engineering—and humanity—prosper where there is freedom of movement, association, and communication.