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Keynote speakers

Selected international keynote speakers provide comprehensive overviews of recent developments. The speakers come from fields of civil engineering, architecture, materials technology, environment, sustainability, education, politics, and social sciences. The keynotes provide the basis for the workshop discussions.

  • Prof. Karen Scrivener, EPFL, Switzerland
    Eco-efficient carbon free cement and concrete industries 
  • Prof. John Provis, University of Sheffield, UK
    The right material for each job – the need for a toolkit of cements
  • Dr. Andreas Rogge, BAM, Germany
    Future challenges of construction engineering and perspectives for Africa
  • Namata Serumaga-Musisi, The Griot Introspect, Ghana
    Democratisation of form
  • Prof. Yunus Ballim, Sol Plaatje University, South Africa
    Reflections on the civil engineering curriculum for engaged social development in the 21st century
  • Prof. Ghada Bassioni, Ain Shams University, Egypt
    The blue-sky research – applied science and engineering interrelationship in an African context
  • Dr. Wolfram Schmidt, BAM, Germany
    Engineering skill requirements to cope with the local and global challenges of the future
  • Dr. Kolawole Adisa Olonade, University of Lagos, Nigeria
    Fostering innovation through research and education for infrastructure development: a call for synergy between town and gown
  • Prof. Mark Alexander, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    International research networking and the role of Africa within the international research community
  • Prof. Daman Panesar, University of Toronto, Canada
    Engineering design: an approach towards sustainable site-specific solutions with global considerations
  • Prof. Funso Falade, University of Lagos, Nigeria
    Educational Tools and Curricula Development for the Advancement of Engineering Education in Africa
  • Prof. Ole Mejlhede Jensen, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
    Knowledge transfer from universities: to students and to practice
  • Prof. Robert Tchitnga, Université de Dschang, Cameroon
    Appropriate high level physics solutions in developing countries – a cooperative approach to bridge scientific education and engineering
  • Busisiwe Legodi, Former CIMERWA Ltd CEO, South Africa
    Migration from corporate social responsibility towards shared value creation
  • Prof. Mammo Muchie, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
    Networked and unified innovation system roadmap for African smart, green and integrated development in the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Tina Nyamache, Village Capital’s Associate, Operations – Partnerships Africa, Kenya identifying high potential investments