ACEN (Association of Consulting Engineers of Namibia)
From the ACEN website: "The Association was established in 1982 as a voluntary association of the Consulting Engineering firms in Namibia. Membership has grown from a founding group of 6 practices to a current 40 with a total employment as of January 2010 in excess of 460. The Association is the only collective representation for Consulting Engineers in Namibia at this time."
From the ECN website: "Prior to 1986 all professional engineers resident in the then South West Africa were registered under the auspices of the Engineering Council of South Africa. In 1986 when it became clear that there was a need to register engineers in South West Africa the Engineering Council of Namibia (ECN) was formally constituted by the Engineering Profession Act, 1986 (Act No. 18 of 1986). The Engineering Profession Act, 1986, (Ref.: Act No. 18 of 1986) was promulgated on 11 August 1986 when the Engineering Council of Namibia was established and came into force on 1 February 1987 after publishing this Act in the Government Gazette.This Act was amended in 1991 to suit the needs of the independent Namibia and is now again under scrutiny to conform to the present requirements not only for Namibia, but also for the global engineering environment."
EPA (Engineering Professions Association of Namibia)
From the EPA website: "By 1978, the forthcoming independence of South West Africa / Namibia from the South African colonial regime became a strong prospect. With a view to the regulation of the engineering profession in accordance with the laws of an independent Namibia, engineers established EPA to ensure both a continuing high degree of professional competence in the engineering profession and the protection of the interests of the public. Towards this end, EPA was instrumental in the promulgation of the Engineering Profession Act, 1986 (Act 18 of 1986). After Independence, the Act was subsequently amended by the Engineering Profession Amendment Act, 1991 (Act 25 of 1991). The Act, as amended, provides for the Engineering Council of Namibia to register members of the engineering profession in the categories of professional engineer, engineer in training, incorporated engineer, incorporated engineer in training, engineering technician and engineering technician in training, in the various engineering disciplines."