Join Resilience Shift CEO Seth Schultz for the next lecture in the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Brunel International Lecture series where the focus will be on Africa.
Seth will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss how the engineering community in Africa can rise to face the challenges of climate change, globalisation, urbanisation and digitalisation.
Entitled “21st Century Leadership is Partnership: How a Coalition of the World’s Engineers Can Change the World”, the lecture series is exploring how the engineering community can deliver a carbon-neutral and resilient society by mid-century.
The series considers what it is to be an engineer, and whether this meets the needs of a future workforce that can deliver resilient and sustainable systems. Debating whether engineers need to think differently to deal with the global uncertainty we are facing, the lecture will discuss how systems engineering and understanding is needed to bring it all together, and whether engineers are well placed to deal with the complex systemic challenges ahead of us.
The lecture and discussions will examin the role of engineers, the current practices, the gaps in capabilities and in the workforce, particularly thinking about the need for more women, alongside a more geopolitically diverse workforce.
Seth’s lecture “21st Century Leadership is Partnership” will be followed by a panel debate tackling both global and local perspectives, the big issues facing the planet and the engineering profession before answering audience questions.
Institution of Civil Engineers’ Brunel International Lecture Series: Africa
Tuesday 8 June 2021 (18:00 SAST / 17:00 BST / 12:00 EDT)
Brunel lecture given by: Seth Schultz, FICE, CEO The Resilience Shift
Opening remarks: Owen Chirwa, BEng. CEng. MICE MAPM, ICE Country Representative for Zambia and Africa
Chair: Prof. Dr. Sabih Gatea Khisaf, ICE UAE Committee Chair and Vice-President International
- Fred Mukonoweshuro Msc, CEng MICE, CIWEM, MAPM, ICE Country Representative for Zimbabwe
- Finlo Paish BSc. CEng FICE, ICE Country Representative for Ghana
- Dr Sean Philips, Head of Unit Focusing on Structural Reforms, The National Treasury, South Africa
- Eng. Dr. Dorothy Okello, Dean, School of Engineering at Makerere University, Uganda
- Owusu Antwi Boasiako, Representative of ICE Student Chapter Ghana