30/01/2019 10:00 AM


01/02/2019 05:00 PM


Ole-Sereni Hotel, Nairobi

Mombasa Road
P. O Box 18187 – 00500 Nairobi

Organized by

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung

Logo ISEE conference Africa

Source: BAM

+++ Registration for the ISEE conference is free and now open! +++

ISEE is held under the patronage of:

Prof. Andreas Rogge, Department Safety of Structures, BAM

Prof. Funso Falade, University of Lagos and AEEA (African Engineering Education Association)

Prof. Robert Tchitnga, Université de Dschang, Kamerun and University of Ulm

Sponsored by VolkswagenStiftung


ISEE stands for Innovation, Science, Engineering and Education. The conference aims at connecting multiple experts and change drivers linked to construction technology, society, and education. Topics of construction and sustainable materials will be linked to educational challenges and discussed jointly. The specific objective is to deliver credible solution strategies for enhanced education for a new generation of decision makers with higher awareness of global and environmental challenges as well as innovation potentials.


  • Global and local challenges and potentials in construction
  • African potentials for sustainable construction based on education
  • Future skill requirements for civil engineers and architects
  • Specific African boundary conditions in education
  • African research and education requirements
  • Curricula development and contemporary teaching methods
  • Gender issues in STEM education
  • Bridging the francophone and anglophone Africa

Keynote speakers

The keynotes provide the basis for the workshop discussions:

Dr. Andreas Rogge, BAM, Germany

Future challenges of construction engineering and perspectives for Africa

Delphina Namata Musisi, The Griot Introspect, Ghana

Democratisation of form

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. Wolfram Schmidt, BAM, Germany

Engineering skill requirements to cope with the local and global challenges of the future

Prof. Ghada Bassioni, Ain Shams University, Egypt

The blue-sky research – applied science and engineering interrelationship in an African context

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

Tina Nyamache,Village Capital‘s Associate, Operations -Partnerships Africa, Kenya

Identifying high potential investments

Prof. Murray Metcalfe, University of Toronta, Canada

Crossroads: Sustainable Infrastructure + Entrepreneurship + Online Engineering Education in 21st Century Africa

Busisiwe Legodi, Former CIMERWA Ltd CEO, South Africa

Laid Back Mentality-Africans

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. Yunus Ballim, Sol Plaatje University, South Africa

Reflections on the civil engineering curriculum for engaged social development in the 21st century

Prof. Ole Mejlhede Jensen, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Knowledge transfer from universities: to students and to practice

Prof. Funso Falade, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Educational Tools and Curricula Development for the Advancement of Engineering Education in Africa

Robert Tchitnga, Université de Dschang, Cameroon

Appropriate high level physics solutions in developing countries - a cooperative approach to bridge scientific education and engineering

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


All participants are invited to actively contribute towards the conference topics the workshops aim at creating a variety of opinions and solution strategies. The objective is to obtain a vivid picture of the global situation from a large variety of attendants from all over the world.

Who should attend?

There is no restriction. Every person, who thinks can contribute towards the objectives of the conference, regardless of age, title, gender, or origin is invited to attend. Attendance is free up but the number of participants is limited. Please register with a short statement about your interest in the conference.

How to apply for travel and accommodation grants?

A limited number of around 30 travel grants are available. In order to apply for travel grant, please use the application form provided for download at the website. Candidates will be selected based on their suitability to contribute to the conference objectives. The grant will cover attendance,
flight and accommodation.