2nd March 2021, Nairobi:
Gong Communications has been appointed by The Royal Academy of Engineering to promote its sub-Saharan Africa grants programmes, including the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Africa Catalyst and Higher Education Partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa (HEP SSA). Gong Kenya will support this work by undertaking the Kenyan elements of the international brief, which was won after a competitive tender process.
Meredith Ettridge, Head of Sustainable Development at the Royal Academy of Engineering, said, “As an international programme working in sub-Saharan Africa, it was important to us that the team we engaged with had strong local expertise and knowledge. We were also impressed by Gong’s experience in diversity and inclusion, a key pillar of our 2020-2025 strategy, and its commitment to diversity in its own team.”
Gong Kenya’s Director, Nikki Francis-Jones commented, “The Royal Academy of Engineering’s mission to build sustainable societies and inclusive economies that form the basis of this brief is perfectly aligned to our B Corp values and sustainability ethos. We are so excited and proud to have been appointed to amplify the message of these superb programmes.”