2023 marks Engineers Against Poverty’s 25th Anniversary and we’re celebrating with a free hybrid event in London and online on Thursday 16th November from 2pm-6pm followed by a drinks reception.
Over the past 25 years, EAP has established itself as a leader in infrastructure delivery and its links to poverty reduction, good governance and labour rights. Our work has helped improve the lives of thousands of people around the world, it has saved hundreds of millions of pounds of public money, created new opportunities for women in engineering and technology and improved the efficiency of scores of public institutions.
During our anniversary event, we’ll reflect on some of our work and successes with high profile speakers, while discussing topics, such as the SDGs and poverty; the importance of governance and gender and social inclusion.
We’ll also be launching a vital new report, Building Resilience Through Participation, sponsored by the Institution of Civil Engineers, on climate and resilience.
Whether you’re a longstanding supporter, or you’re new to our work, we’d love for you to join us. This event is recommended to all with an interest in infrastructure, governance and poverty reduction.
This event will be hybrid with the option for people to join in-person or online. Only a limited number of tickets are available for those wishing to join in-person so please register early to secure your place.
2.00 – 2.30pm : Welcome, Opening Remarks and a Special Feature
2.30 – 3.00pm: Keynote Speech and Q&A: The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Minister of State
3.00 – 4.00pm: Question Time Panel
A panel of experts will discuss questions submitted in advance by the audience. The questions will relate to EAP’s areas of focus including infrastructure governance, climate and resilience, investment, transparency, accountability and anti-corruption and gender and inclusion.
Petter Matthews, Executive Director at EAP ; Mark Harvey, Head of Profession, Infrastructure & Urban Cadre at FCDO; Professor Washington Ochieng, Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College; James Mwangi, Vice President at FIDIC and Pamela Acheng, Environmental Change institute, Oxford University.
4.00 – 4.30pm: Tea & Coffee Break
4.30 – 5.40pm: Climate and Resilience
The panel will discuss a new report by Engineers Against Poverty, Makerere University Business School Uganda, digital company thinkIT and the Institution of Civil Engineers demonstrating how communities can be engaged to build a climate resilient future through participatory spatial mapping and digital tools.
Priti Parikh, Professor of Infrastructure Engineering and International Development at University College London; Maria da Graça Prado, Senior Policy & Research Adviser at EAP; Salim Kinyiri, Research Coordinator at Makerere University Business School ; Brian Gitta, CEO thinkIT; Sharmala Naidoo, Climate and Environment Specialist, International Development Services, Mott MacDonald.
5.40 – 5.45pm: Closing remarks, George Fleming, Former Chair EAP
5.45 – 7.30pm: Drinks Reception
This event is sponsored by Hogan Lovells, Adam Smith International, EY & Mott MacDonald.