Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) was declared winner in the Strategic Programme category at the 2021 FIDIC Member Association Excellence Awards for its ‘Protecting Lives and Livelihoods’ campaign. Held on Wednesday, 8 September, the MA Excellence Awards recognized individuals, teams, campaigns, initiatives, publications and events, while also celebrating excellence in how FIDIC’s global member associations operate in a fast-changing and dynamic industry landscape while serving their members and other stakeholders.
It was the second time the awards were held by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), with the inaugural ceremony held in 2019 at the FIDIC Infrastructure Conference hosted in Mexico City. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there was no conference in 2020 resulting in the awards process being temporarily halted.
Commenting on the event, FIDIC chief executive Dr Nelson Ogunshakin said: “The past year has been an extremely challenging one for FIDIC’s global member associations due to the unprecedented issues as a result of the Covid pandemic. Our members associations have risen to the challenge and have supported their members and stakeholders like never before and we are delighted to recognize their excellent work with these awards.”