The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the world. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College, and Technical Professional chapters in the United States and abroad. NSBE’s mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."

The West African Zone falls within Region 1 of the National Society of Black Engineers and is comprised of over 6000 members. The majority of these members are from Ghana and Nigeria. The zone also includes other countries such as Cameroon, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Benin, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone and Togo.

International Committee Chair

Salimah Hussien
2017-18 International Committee Chair - West Africa Zone

International Week

  • Monday, October 30th: International Chapter pictures and accomplishments
  • Tuesday, November 1st: International Member in the US pictures and accomplishments
  • Wednesday, November 2nd: Notable Figures
  • Thursday, November 3rd: International Policies(DACA)
  • Friday, November 4th: International Cultures and fun facts

The West African Zone Executive Board (WAZEB)

The WAZEB is the Zone administrative body that assists chapters with zone level activities and programming. It is chaired by the Region 1 International Committee Chairperson who also serves as the WAZ Chair. The rest of the board is comprised of an advisor, and nine appointed officers. In addition to these appointed officers, the board will also be comprised of ambassadors and/or local representatives to each country.

Position Name Email
R1 International Committee Chair Salimah Hussien R1international@nsbe.org
Vice-Chair VACANT Wazvicechair.nsbe@gmail.com
Secretary VACANT Wazsecretary.nsbe@gmail.com
Programs Chair VACANT Wazprogram.nsbe@gmail.com
PCI Chair VACANT Wazpci.nsbe@gmail.com
Assistant PCI Chair VACANT Wazassistpci.nsbe@gmail.com
Telecommunications Chair VACANT Waztelecom.nsbe@gmail.com
TORCH Chair VACANT Waztorch.nsbe@gmail.com
Membership Chair VACANT Wazmembership.nsbe@gmail.com
Nigerian Representative VACANT Waznigerianrep.nsbe@gmail.com


For more information, please contact the Region 1 International Chairperson Salimah
Hussien at r1international@nsbe.org.

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