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SAWomEng presents Engineering Africa

iThursday, Oct 17th, 2013 comments by Taahira
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • October 17th, 2013
  • 17h30
  • Venue:
  • Address:
  • The Middleton
  • 3 Middle Rd, Morningside, Sandton
Calling all Engineering Professionals and Students! Are you ready to seize the networking opportunity of the year ?    
Then join us for the Premium SAWomEng@Network Cocktail Function  happening in JHB on the 17th October 2013. 
20% discount offered to all students - tickets available for just R320!
Students can make payments into the account detailed below and proof of payment sent to
Account name: SAWOMENG
Bank: Standard Bank South Africa
Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ (For international contributions)
Branch: Rondebosch
Branch Code: 025009
Account Number: 071518320
Reference: [JHB network event]
More exciting news!!

In addition to the fantastic lineup of speakers and networking with engineers and business leaders from other industries, we will also be hosting finalists of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) "Engineer your Earth" competition - a competition in which recent engineering graduates submitted ideas for engineering solutions to "create a better earth".
The UNESCO Engineering Initiative and Earth Science Education in Africa Initiative proposed this competition to bring together creative young African innovators from engineering and the Earth Science fields to propose concrete new solutions to major environmental challenges facing sustainable development which they identify in their communities. They called for diverse teams of up to three young African engineers, geologists, hydrologists, scientists, policy makers, creative-thinkers, problem-solvers to develop proposals identifying a major challenge to sustainable development in Africa and suggesting a concrete science and engineering based solution on the ground. The best proposals will reflect the applicants’ personal challenges and experiences and could range from issues related to mining, natural hazards, drinking water, sanitation and more.  Proposals should be realizable!
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Panel Facilitator : Vanessa Perumal
Managing Director - JT Communication Solutions
Leading a Movement for Change in Africa
-A Communications Specialist who is co-partner in the wholly black and female owned JT Communication Solutions.
-The first black women to head the public affairs/communications division at the South African Performing Rights Organisation.
Panel Speaker : Ory Okolloh
Director of Investments - Omidyar Network Africa
Every Person Has The Power To Make a Difference
-Prior to joining Omidyar, Ory was Google's policy manager for sub-Saharan Africa.
-Co-founder of Mzalendo, a website that tracks the performance of Kenyan Members of Parliament.
-In 2011, Ory was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
-Check out Ory on Ted Talks - The makings of an African Activist -
Panel Speaker : Simon Smith
Vice President for Supply Chain Africa - Unilever
Leveraging Business into Africa - A Strategic Move Bringing opportunities in Africa to the notice of decision-makers 
-Holds a BSc Chemical Engineering degree from UCT.
-Has been with Unilever for over 20 years in various roles such as Process and Project Manager as well as VP of Logistics.
Panel Speaker: Carlman Moyo
Regional Director - DuPont Sub-Saharan Africa
Invention can be done by an individual, but innovation requires collaboration across companies, borders and sectors.   
-Born in Zimbabwe and grew up in the Transkei where his missionary parents were based.
-Obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Andrews University (USA) and an MBA degree from Edinburgh Business School (Scotland).
-Spent 10 years at British Petroleum (BP) in a variety of posts including a stint as the executive adviser to the chairman of BP Southern Africa.
-Made a strategic decision to move DuPont into the continent more aggressively to fill the many gaps created by the limited focus on science and technology in Africa.
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