President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to address the first ever World Engineering Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (WECSI) hosted by Nigeria, to be held in Abuja between Sunday to Friday next week.
President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Engineer Isaac Olorunfemi announced this in a pre-conference press briefing in Abuja yesterday.
The conference with the theme, “Development and Sustainable Infrastructure in Africa”, is expected to be attended by well over 5000 engineers and dignitaries from all over the world including Engr. Marwan Abdelhamid, President of World Federation of Engineering Organisation and some six Nigerian state governors who will constitute a set of panelists and discussants.
According to Engr. Olorunfemi, discourses on the theme and sub-themes will dwell on topics like “infrastructure delivery and governance, fundamentals of sustainable and green infrastructure, infrastructure concessioning and financing, energy and the African development agenda, among others.
“We believe that WECSI 2014 will not only add impetus to solutions for Africa’s development. It will also provide the platform for engineers to showcase recent concepts, products and innovations that will enhance infrastructural delivery in the continent”, the NSE president said.
He said the conference theme has been divided into two major sub-themes which are ‘focussing on fundament cross cutting issues on the development of sustainable infrastructure’ and ‘focuses on specific critical infrastructure and services’.