The 2024 edition of the Engineering Partnerships Convention(EPC2024) will be hosted at the Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology in Nyeri county. The four-day event organized by the Engineers’ Board of Kenya(EBK) is set to begin on 7th of May 2024 with Kenya’s Deputy president, His Excellency Rigathi Gachagua as the chief guest. Delegates seeking to attend the convention will have to part with ksh 50,000 for in person attendance or ksh 10,000 for virtual attendance with payment details available here on the Event Website.  This will be the 5th edition of the Convention, the fourth one having been held June last year(2023) in Naivasha, Nakuru County.

The Engineering fraternity in Kenya is using the 5th edition of the Engineering Partnerships Convention to celebrate 60 years of thoughtful, pioneering, insightful, exiting, dynamic and progressive delivery of engineering infrastructure, processes and systems. It at the same time provides an opportunity to take stock and reflect and celebrate the achievements, respond to the emerging trends and challenges and reset to address current national and global challenges, and look forward to the next 60 years of engineering being at the heart of innovation, infrastructure development and technological advancements.

With Tana Water Works Development Authority as its main partner, EBK has welcomed stakeholders including engineers, scientists, innovators, or those in the built environment to engage in meaningful discussions, exchange knowledge, and envision the future of engineering together. The Board, through the convention’s concept note, has outlined elaborate plans to Showcase Kenya’s engineering innovations, reflecting on past accomplishments, responding to global challenges while resetting for the future.

The 5 objectives of the 5th edition of the Engineering Partnerships Convention 2024 are;

  1. Showcase Kenya’s engineering innovations.
  2. Reflect on and honor the accomplishments and milestones in engineering over the past 60 years.
  3. Respond to current global challenges and explore engineering’s contributions to solutions.
  4. Reset by strategizing for the future and setting new goals for the engineering field.
  5. Foster collaboration and networking among professionals, innovators, researchers, policymakers, academia, and organizations.

EPC2024 will also introduce the Innovation Fair, to serve as a platform to showcase transformative ideas, revolutionary technologies, and visionary projects that are shaping the future of infrastructure and development.

For the plenary sessions of the 5th edition of the Convention, organizers have lined up high profile speakers in various thematic areas;

Liberalizing professional engineering services is crucial for Kenyan engineers to have their skills recognized globally. Eng. James Mwangi, the Vice President at FIDIC Africa, will share insights on international best practices in construction, empowering our engineers to excel on the global stage.

Read Eng. Mwangi’s Interview with the Kenya Engineer

Prof. Eng. Peter N. Muchiri, the Vice Chancellor of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, will give insights on the commercialization of education, research, and technology. From this presentation, delegates are expected to gain valuable insights into leveraging education for economic growth, job creation, and global competitiveness. The session will explore education’s role as a catalyst for wealth and innovation!

ACEK Chair person, Eng. Jane Mutulili’s presentation will focus on “Enhancing local content: addressing gaps and market failures” during the session on Liberalizing Professional Engineering Services.

The newly elected IEK President, Eng. Shamah Kiteme, CE , will make a presentation on the Kenya Infrastructure Report Card. A Glimpse into Advancement: appreciate Kenya’s evolution with a succinct summary of its infrastructure scenario. From transportation to power, uncover the pivotal developments driving the country’s progress

The EBK Registrar/CEO, Eng. Margaret Ogai is expected to lead an insightful discussion on the journey towards accession to the Washington Accord. Explore the pivotal steps necessary for a nation to align with the Accord’s rigorous engineering standards. Discover how effective collaboration between academia, industry, and government can facilitate this transformative process.

Eng. Dr. Johnson Matu, a Board Member and the Chair of Registration Professional Development and Compliance (RPDC) Committee at the Engineers Board of Kenya will give an update on the progress in the journey towards acceding to the Washington Accord. This discussion highlights the vital role of education as a key driver of wealth, job creation, and global competitiveness.

Read Eng. Matu’s Interview with the Kenya Engineer

Eng. Erastus Mwongera, Chairman of the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), will make a presentation on the “Adoption of engineering standards for safety”, aimed at enhancing regulatory frameworks in engineering for public safety and welfare.

The Principal Secretary, State Department for Roads, Eng. Joseph Mbugua, will give his keynote address on “Enhancing regulatory frameworks in engineering for public safety and welfare” as he seeks to rally all stakeholders to pave the way towards building ‘the future we envision in engineering’.

Visit the event website to download the program with full list of speakers

The 5th edition of the Engineering Partnerships Convention follows a successful 4th edition that was held a year ago and sought to bring together policymakers, industry experts, academicians, researchers, trade-in services experts, and Kenyan engineers to create dialogue, reflection, and partnerships that will strengthen Kenya’s engineering education, training, and practice.

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