Industry experts have affirmed that in order for African States’ to achieve significant growth, development and transformation, regional governments must first rely on the effective implementation of innovative policies.
This is according to Kaizene International, a London and Abidjan-based firm that will be spear-heading and organizing of the 6th edition of the Building and Civil engineering Works (BCW) and Infrastructure Conference.
The annual event focuses on Infrastructure and Public works, capacity building through training and coaching, and corporate social responsibility.
It will be held Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the 10th and 11th of October, 2019. The conference aims to explore how to develop public and private partnerships, promote infrastructure development in a more adapted and dynamic way, as well as position Africa as a destination of choice for investors by highlighting various investment options.
The BCW and Infrastructure Conference will attract approximately over 300 delegates from across the continent.
“Women in Africa need to become more representative in most spheres, including in infrastructure sectors, they need to become more involved in the decision-making and planning of infrastructure projects and programmes”, said Kaizene’s founder, Lynda Aphing-Kouassi, who is well known to be particularly passionate about the contribution of women and youth to the growth and development of the continent.
The 6th edition of the BCW and infrastructure Conference aims to highlight: the development of private and public partnerships (PPP); the development of the infrastructure, building and civil engineering in a more adapted and dynamic way; the promotion of the African continent as a destination of choice for investment; intensifying the production of companies; and finally, the expansion of investment actions
According to the African Development Bank, the continent’s industrial backwardness is mainly due to the lack of infrastructure.
According to Kaizene, for Africa, facing the challenges of globalization requires an increased investment in its infrastructure.