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Free Public Lecture on International Sustainable Development
March 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
On Tuesday 3rd March the University of Greenwich at Medway is hosting a Public Lecture on International Sustainable Development celebrating civil engineering in Uganda – Bridges to Prosperity Engineering Challenges & Opportunities. All are welcome to attend.
Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty; connection is the foundation for opportunity. Bridges to Prosperity is an international non-governmental organisation that specializes in the design and construction of pedestrian footbridges. They have been responsible for the construction of over 250 footbridges serving more than one million community members around the world.
Footbridges provide access to health care, education and economic opportunity; they transform the way people plan for and invest in the future. This lecture will give you the opportunity to meet some of the team of 10 people who went out to Uganda in August 2019.
Hosting the event will be Dr Panos Kloukinas; a senior lecturer in civil engineering at The University of Greenwich. There will be graduates from two local employers (Tony Gee and Partners and Knights Brown) to speak about the work they have been doing in Uganda on behalf of Bridges to Prosperity. they will be providing an overview of the charity and the challenges involved in funding, planning, designing, constructing, commissioning and delivering a footbridge in a remote, rural region of Uganda.
The presenters will be Matt Gorvett GMICE from Tony Gee & Partners. Since graduating from the University of Southampton in 2017, he has worked as a graduate design engineer on a broad range of marine projects from large scale port developments to smaller temporary work schemes both within the UK and internationally. Jonathan May GMICE from Knights Brown. Once he had completed his degree at the University of Portsmouth in 2018, he has worked as a graduate site engineer on a variety of projects including a large-scale coastal defence scheme and a rail bridge replacement project in Hampshire.
This takes place in the Ward Room; registration is from 17.30. The lecture is from 18.00 to 20.00.
To book your place click here.