Creative and Innovative Engineering Value Chain - from Rhetoric to Action
About Engineering Week 2023
Engineers Registration Board is excited to host its annual Engineering week from the 27th of February to the 3rd of March 2023. The Engineering Week will be held under the theme: “Creative and Innovative Engineering Value Chain - From Rhetoric to Action”. The main objective of the engineering week is to celebrate and showcase the contribution of engineering and engineering professionals in uplifting our society and the economy. The activities for the week will include two major events: the Engineering Forum 2023 from the 27th to the 2nd of March 2023 and the UNESCO World Engineering Day on the 4th of March 2023.
Engineering Week 2022 Speakers
Dr Sajid Sheikh
Dr. Sajid M. Sheikh holds qualifications of PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Electrical Engineering from University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), MSc (Masters in Science) in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Botswana, BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) in Electrical and Electronic from the University of Botswana, CCNA 1, 2, 3 and 4 Instructor qualification Courses from University of Botswana Cisco Academy, IT Essentials Instructor qualification Course from Sci-Bono ICT Academy in New Town, Johannesburg and IT Essentials Instructor Training Qualification from the Networking Academy Instructor Trainer Cisco Systems (South Africa), South Africa.
Associate Researcher, Energy-BITRI
Ms Matshidiso Glorious Moile is an ambitious and self-driven individual who is passionate about engineering works. She obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering with honors class from the University of Newcastle in Australia. She is a certified practicing professional mechanical engineer by the Botswana Engineers Registration Board (ERB) and currently in training to become an ERB assessor.
Insurance and Risk Management Expert
A Chartered Insurer and holds Masters of Business Administration Degree. Carlson has obtained insights into different risk landscapes in various countries in the region in while leading different organizations including Zimnat Lion, Swiss Re in Zimbabwe, and Madison General in Zambia. He is also the founder of Ponnez Risk Management Services (PRMS) whose mission is to disrupt and challenge conventional thinking in the risk management industry, through structured, repeatable, alternative risk transfer frameworks.
Tumelo Keitumetse, is a Civil Engineer with an interest in public transport and road safety issues. He began his tertiary education at the University of Botswana where he earned a government scholarship to Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. After completing his engineering degree, he returned to Botswana. He was quickly employed by Botswana Railways as one of the Organizations youngest managers.
A manufacturing engineering focused individual proudly holding a Bachelor’s degree engineering in Industrial and manufacturing, Online diploma in Engineering Project Management. Even under immense time and work pressure my track record has proved that I produce outstanding results in a position, department, division that involves either manufacturing processes, Maintenance & Reliability Engineering,industrial operations and administration , engineering in industrial environments or information management, systems management, integration withmedia, IT Hardware and software installation and upgrades , IT Based systems analysis, Networking, cooperate IT functionality and other administrative roles under office work and regular day to day operations of the organization
Corporate Governance Consultant
Pako Roper Kedisitse is the Managing Consultant of Angels Dome (Proprietary) Limited. He is a local Consultant in Corporate Governance; he is involved and engaged in “360° worldwide Governance initiative. He has over 30 years’ experience on Corporate Governance and board directorship. He has been closely following international evolution of Corporate Governance, with special interest to major codes in Corporate Governance including King IV Report and its iterations. In 2007, he was nominated and confirmed as a Scholar for International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), based in England, with some nine (9) other eminent persons drawn from the whole world.
Dr. Bokani Mtengi
Senior Lecture, Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering
Dr. Bokani Mtengi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering at Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) with research interest in biosensors, energy systems and power electronics. She holds a Ph.D. and MEng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Howard University, Washington DC and a BEng. degree in Biomedical engineering from University of Hartford in the United States of America.
Energy systems engineer and specialist in renewable energy technologies (RETs)
Eng. Obuile Morewane is an energy systems engineer and specialist in renewable energy technologies (RETs). He joined the World Energy Council (WEC) as active energy expert in 2018. He holds certification on thermodynamic solar water heating systems from the Energie Academy in Portugal. He is currently leading renewable energy division at Bio-Watt Botswana (Pty) Ltd.
Dr. Pieter Louw
Group Executive: Project Services
Pieter Louw studied Electrical Engineering and following, this, obtained the South African Mines Government Certificates of Competency in Electrical Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering. He is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as well as the Engineering Registration Board (ERB) in Botswana. He practiced as an engineer on several mining operations including the deepest mine in the world, and during his career, he worked in client organisations, fabrication and manufacturing companies, and project performing organisations, at executive and director levels. He is a Project Management Professional registered with the Project Management Institute in the USA.
Segametsi Mafa is an ICT professional with over 18 years of corporate experience and almost 2 years of entrepreneurial experience consulting in areas of ICT, enterprise risks, strategy development and project management.
Lecturer, University of Botswana
Babulayi B. Wilson MSc, (Construction & Project Mgt; University of Birmingham) B.Eng (Civil & Building; UB) - Specialises in Construction Technology, Construction Law, Project Mgt, Building Science, and Innovation in Global Warming Science.
Prof. Patrick Malope
Associate Professor and Head, the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Professor Patrick Malope is an Associate Professor and Head, the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN). He holds a PhD degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manchester (UK) with specialization in policy analysis. Patrick joined BUAN in 2021 from Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis (BIPDA), where he served as a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Microeconomics Unit and later the Environment, Agriculture and Natural Resources Unit. Prior to joining BIDPA in 2013, Professor Malope worked for Botswana College of Agriculture (BCA) as an Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Education and Extension.
Dr McLean Sibanda
A seasoned C-Suite executive, Dr. McLean Sibanda is the Managing Director of Bigen Global Limited, leading infrastructure development specialists. Bigen founded more than 50 years ago in South Africa undertakes infrastructure projects in the African continent, in Transport & Logistics, Real Estate, Energy, Health, Water & Sanitation and Development Advisory & Impact. He has held senior and executive positions in private and public sector organisations. He is passionate about the role of innovation, intellectual property, and infrastructure for Africa’s socio-economic development.
A quality oriented professional electrical engineer with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics. Mr. Ntiamoah is currently a Senior Engineer in the Energy Division at Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI). He previously worked at Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) dealing with standards development particularly solar photovoltaic standards and compliance assessment (product testing). He also worked in the construction sector as a building services engineering consultant with A. R. Edwards and Associates.
Engineering Week 2022 Schedule
Watch this space for the engineering week schedule.
Please pay attention to the following before making payments: 1. Participants who wish to attend the Cocktail dinner on the 4th of March 2022 will have to pay an additional BWP400.00. 2. Only virtual participants need to pay an additional BWP300.00 if they want to receive the conference package (i.e Folder, Merchandise and etc), otherwise only electronic documents will be availed online. 3. All ERB registered participants holding valid practising certificates will get a 5% discount on registration fees. 4. All payments after the 15th of February 2022 will attract a penalty fee of 10%.
Engineering week will not be possible without the various sponsors who contribute highly to the Engineering Profession and the Sustainable development of Botswana. To be a part of these great contributors, please contact 3984904/3914446
Engineering Week 2022 PICTURES
ERB Office: 391 4446 | For tickets: Laone 398 4917/73 137 803 | For Presentations, Thapelo 398 4909/ 72 773 614 | For Exhibitions : Tshephi 398 4917 | For Sponsorship: Mercy 398 4904