In Partnership & Endorsed by

MININFRA

Ministry of Infrastructure

2024 Africa Smart Infrastructure Conference

"Innovate, Build, Transform"

12th-13th September 2024, Kigali Rwanda - Kigali Marriott Hotel

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Mark Okoye

Managing Director
Anambra State Investment Promotion & Protection Agency

Bio

Mark Okoye is a highly accomplished public and private sector leader with over 15 years of experience in Nigeria. He is currently the Managing Director of the Anambra State Investment Promotion & Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), where he leads the State’s investment promotion and private sector engagement efforts. Prior to joining ANSIPPA, Mark served as Commissioner for Economic Planning, Budget, and Development Partnerships for the Anambra State Government. In this role, he led the preparation of the State’s medium-term and annual budgets, achieving and maintaining a budget implementation rate of over 85% for 6 years. Anambra ranked top 5 in the BudgiT fiscal responsibility rankings throughout his tenure. He also coordinated key development partner relationships, which attracted over $100 million annually. Mark played a key role in designing and implementing the State’s economic stimulus package in response to the 2016 recession. Mark is passionate about using his skills and experience to make a positive impact on Nigeria. He is a visionary leader who is committed to driving economic growth and development in the country. He is also committed to building Nigeria’s next generation of leaders, especially in the public sector.

Nasra Nanda

Chairperson
Africa Regional Network, World Green Building Council

Bio

As a passionate, hardworking individual and lawyer by profession, she is driven by the relentless pursuit of making a positive impact, providing practical solutions, and adding value to clients and the organisations she serves in as they seek to overcome their business and legal challenges, in an ever changing and fast paced world. It is with this objective that she aims to provide sustainable solutions to the ever-changing issues that plague my clients, the economy and society. I have a keen interest in analysing how the many facets in a business, and society come together in either making or breaking its progress. Nasra has a passion for ESG and believe that doing things sustainably serves us all. She has a passion for nurturing, developing client relationships, and working with people. She has a keen interest in understanding and developing business strategy so that work can be done better, and she is at her best where she is challenged to apply herself. She has had the privilege of working with the best legal minds both in the country, and globally at Dentons, where was a member of the global ESG practice, Corporate Commercial and Real Estate and Environment and Natural Resources teams. She is also a special elect Honourable Member of County Assembly, at the Nairobi City County Assembly, where I champion sustainability, with a focus on the urban agenda, women, youth and minorities. Finally she also serve as a technical assistant in the taskforce on Re-Engineering & Transformation of Urban Development in Kenya, and she is part of the Global Policy Taskforce at the World Green Building Council.

Thomas Munthali, Phd

Director General
Malawi National Planning Commission

Bio

Dr. Thomas Chataghalala Munthali assumed the position of the first Director General of the Malawi National Planning Commission from March 2019 where he led the development of the country’s youth-centric vision, the Malawi 2063, that has Urbanization as one of the three key pillars with creation of secondary cities as an important integral. Prior to this, he was the Director of Knowledge and Learning at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), a specialized agency of the African Union on capacity development based in Harare, Zimbabwe, where he coordinated capacity development efforts across the African Union member countries aimed at meeting the continent’s socio-economic transformation agenda goals. Prior to joining ACBF, Dr. Munthali was the Malawi Country Director for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) providing support to Zambia too. As a seasoned Economist with extensive international experience, he has worked with Malawi’s Ministry of Economic Planning where he was part of the team that coordinated the development of the Malawi Economic Growth Strategy; the World Bank where he coordinated research around exchange rates and infrastructure systems as part of the 2009 country economic memorandum; and UNFPA where he provided leadership in strategies for harnessing youth demographic dividend for development. While at ACBF, he coordinated publication of the continental flagships, Africa Capacity Report and the African Financial Governance Outlook (published jointly by ACBF and African Development Bank).

Wondimu Seta

State Minister
FDRE, Ministry of Urban and Infrastructure

Bio

Mr. Wondimu Seta is a State Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ministry of Urban and Infrastructure. Mr. Wondimu worked for the Ministry as Director General of the Land and Property Registration Agency before he was appointed as a State Minister in May 2022. Mr. Wondimu has two decades of working experience in the construction industry at Federal and Regional Government assignments in Ethiopia, where he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer at one of Ethiopia's biggest public construction enterprises Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation. While working in the SNNPRS Regional Government, Mr. Wondimu served as General Manager of Housing Enterprise. Mr. Wondimu holds a BSc degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Project Management.

K Maganga

Engineer
Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Zimbabwe

Bio

Mr Maganga is and Engineer in the Department of Roads under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, (MOTID) in Zimbabwe. He was appointed Provincial Road Engineer for Manicaland in 2021. Manicaland is one of the Ten (10) Provinces in Zimbabwe. He has also worked in two Provinces, which are Mashonaland east and Mashonaland central from 2012 to 2021 He joined the (MOTID) in 2012 and now has 13yrs of experience. Over these years, he has managed to contribute immensely in road infrastructure development in Zimbabwe. He is a holder of a bachelor Honours Degree in Civil Engineering., attained in 2011 at the University of Zimbabwe. Also a holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, attained in 2016 at the Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe. Mr Maganga is a corporate member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers, (ZIE), Engineering Council of Zimbabwe, (ECZ) and an affiliate member of South African Institute of Civil Engineering, (SAICE).

Prof Attlee Gamundani

Associate Professor
Namibia University of Science and Technology

Bio

Prof. Attlee Munyaradzi Gamundani - Associate Professor, Faculty of Computing and Informatics at the Namibia University of Science and Technology Prof. Attlee Munyaradzi Gamundani stands at the forefront of cybersecurity and information technology development. He is distinguished as an Associate Professor at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. His specialization within the Faculty of Computing and Informatics, primarily in Cybersecurity, extends into his profound interest in applying smart technologies for sustainable development. An active member and Namibia representative of the Responsible AI Network-Africa (RAIN-Africa), Prof. Gamundani also contributes as an Advisory Board Member for the Pan African Information Communication Technology Association (PAICTA). His expertise is further recognised through his elevation to Senior Member IEEE (SMIEEE) status and Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) certification. Prof. Gamundani’s research covers Information Security, IoT Security, Cloud Computing Security, ICT4D, and Data Security. His works have been published in International Journals and Conference proceedings. He is also a celebrated keynote speaker, author of ICT textbooks for Namibian education, and recipient of multiple awards for his contributions to teaching, presentation, and research excellence. His commitment to community engagement shines through his co-founding and leadership of the Namibia National Cyber Security Competition (NNCSC) and his involvement in international cybersecurity competitions.

Jose de la Maza

Chief Executive Officer
Aninver Development Partners

Bio

Mr. Jose has made significant contributions to various industries and worked with renowned organizations throughout his career. Notably, he served as a management consultant at McKinsey&Company, where his strategic insights and expertise were highly valued. He also held key positions in some of Spain's largest international construction and real estate groups, including Ferrovial, FCC, and Metrovacesa, showcasing his prowess in the realm of construction and development. With over two decades of experience managing consulting projects on an international scale, Jose has garnered extensive expertise in analyzing complex situations and solving challenging problems for his clients. His approach centers around proposing practical and implementable solutions that drive tangible results for his clients. Throughout his career, he has been involved in consulting assignments for both public and private clients, and his work has taken him to more than 20 different countries, giving him a truly global perspective. Jose's reputation as a Project Director and Team Leader in over 30 projects for multilateral institutions is a testament to his leadership and managerial capabilities. These projects were conducted in collaboration with esteemed organizations such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, and the International Finance Corporation, solidifying his expertise in dealing with high-stake and impactful initiatives.

John van Zuylen

CEO
AFSIA (Africa Solar Industry Association)

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Supporting Partners

Media Partner​s

Association Partner

Conference Theme​

Key Sector Focus

Smart Cities & Buildings

Energy

Rail

Ports

Road

Airports

Event Features

Event Benefits

Learn & adopt the latest technologies required in strengthening nation’s infrastructure

Understand how to overcome infrastructure challenges with the best practices adopted by the developed countries

Engage with peers to understand how to drive PPP models for improving the infrastructure of the country

Get educated on the vision roadmap and implement core strategies to develop the same

Understand how to effectively utilize the budgets allocated to plan, design and build sustainable infrastructure.

Why Attend?

  • Dedicated tracks for each segment of the industry
  • Delegate participation from across the government and public sectors of the African Countries
  • Exclusive roundtable session dedicated for solution providers

Who should attend?

Ministries | Stakeholders | Policy Makers | MEC’s | Members of Parliament | Ambassadors | Infrastructure Development Authorities | Special Advisors | Regional & National Governments | Development Agencies | Banks & Other Financial Institutions | PPP companies | Law firms | Insurance

Job Titles

Ministers | Directors & Permanent Secretaries | Chairman | Principals | Presidents | Director Generals of Infrastructure Development Authorities from (Roads, Rails, Buildings, Airports & Ports) |CEOs’ | CFO’s |Sector Heads | Global & Regional Heads | Director of Policy and Planning | Director of Maintenance | Investment Directors from Banks | Engineers (Principal, Chief & Superintendent) | Project Manager |Technical Advisor | Head Of Highway Engineering | Consultant | Program Officer | Principal Planning Officer & all relevant job titles

Solution Providers

Infrastructure Financing and Development:

• Financial institutions specializing in infrastructure financing.
• Investment firms focusing on infrastructure projects.
• Consulting firms with expertise in infrastructure development.

Sustainable Infrastructure:

• Environmental consulting firms.
• Companies offering sustainable technologies for infrastructure.
• Organizations promoting policies for sustainable development.

PPP Model for Infrastructure Delivery:

• Companies specializing in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) advisory services.
• Legal and consulting firms with expertise in PPP projects.
• Financial institutions supporting PPP initiatives.

Smart Cities and IoT Solutions:

• Technology companies providing connected technology solutions.
• Companies specializing in smart building technologies.
• IoT solution providers for industrial applications.

Energy Sector

• Renewable energy companies.
• Technology providers in the solar and wind energy sectors.
• Private sector companies involved in low-carbon energy initiatives.

Construction Technology:

• Companies providing advanced construction materials.
• Technology firms focusing on energy-efficient construction solutions.
• Procurement and contracting management system providers.

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