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Tuesday 12 June 

TIMES

09:30

Organiser’s welcome 

09:35

Welcome Address

Senior representative, City of Johannesburg, South Africa

09:45 

Ministerial address – South Africa’s national development planning frameworks that are aligned with Agenda 2063

Honourable Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister of State, Department of Energy, South Africa

10:15

Keynote address: Building an Africa that is capable of driving its own development 

H.E Quartey Thomas Kwesi, Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission, Ethiopia*

10:30

Panel discussion: Integrated urban planning and building for resilience – a roadmap to achieve Agenda 2063 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

  • Probable future scenarios based on current knowledge and trends
  • Solutions to the complexities confronting African cities
  • What are the considerations for natural resource threats, waste management and the effect of climate change on the continent?
  • A deep dive into the dynamics of cities and the extent to which cities are able to meet the needs of the current population
  • How will 4IR affect the mind shifts in the way we view traditional, local sectors of the economy?
  • Aspirations for an integrated continent, politically united, based on the ideas of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa’s Renaissance
  • The role of both public and private sectors in infrastructure development
  • Defining the parameters of a smart city in the African context

Chairman:
George Ogboro, Chief Strategic Planning, UNECA, Ethiopia*

Panellists:

  • Joe Odhiambo, CEO, Agrement, South Africa
  • Jack van der Merwe, CEO, Gautrain, South Africa
  • Edgar Pieterse, Director, African Centre for Cities, South Africa*
  • Prof Aggrey Ambali, Head of Industrialisation, Science, Technology and Innovation, NEPAD, South Africa*
  • Xolile George, CEO, SALGA, South Africa*
  • Dorah Modise, CEO, Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), South Africa*
  • Dr Thulani Dlamini, CEO, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa
  • Cyril Vuyani Gamede, President: Engineering Council of South Africa*
  • Kampeta Pitchette Sayinzoga, Director General, National Industrial Research and Development Agency, Rwanda*

11:45

VIP Exhibition tour

*Represents invited speakers 


Speakers include:

 

  • Honorable Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister of State, Department of Energy, South Africa
  • Dr Thulani Dlamini, CEO, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa*
  • Prof Aggrey Ambali, Head of Industrialisation, Science, Technology and Innovation, NEPAD, South Africa*
  • Cyril Vuyani Gamede, President: Engineering Council of South Africa*
  • Dorah Modise, CEO, Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), South Africa*
  • Edgar Pieterse, Director, African Centre for Cities, South Africa
  • Kampeta Pitchette Sayinzoga, Director General, National Industrial Research and Development Agency, Rwanda*
  • Jack van der Merwe, CEO, Gautrain, South Africa*
  • Joe Odhiambo, CEO, Agrement, South Africa
  • Xolile George, CEO, SALGA, South Africa
  • H.E Quartey Thomas Kwesi, Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission, Ethiopia*