Future Cities - Africa Green Building Summits 2024

FUTURE CITIES - AFRICA GREEN BUILDING SUMMIT 2024

Building Resilient Futures: Integrating Carbon Neutrality, Circular Economy, and Inclusive Urban Development

JULY 16 - 19, 2024 | 9:00 AM Daily (GMT+1) | Lagos Oriental Hotel, Nigeria

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About Event

Building Resilient Futures: Envisioning Tomorrow’s Urban Landscapes

Africa comes to Lagos!

In the face of intensifying climate change impacts and growing resource scarcities, resilience is increasingly becoming an essential component of urban planning.

More so for Africa, where the needs of our rapidly expanding cities are coming up against barriers imposed by resource constraints, governance challenges, and socioeconomic challenges.

Thus, the Future Cities Summit 2024 will explore the theme “Building Resilient Futures: Integrating Carbon Neutrality, Circular Economy & Inclusive Urban Development.” With a focus on building resilient futures, the Summit, co-located with the 2024 Africa Green Building Summit, places urban resilience at the forefront of policy discourse on the development trajectory of African cities. It acknowledges that sustainable urbanism is not just about reducing carbon emissions or implementing green initiatives; it is about creating inclusive environments that can adapt, survive, and thrive amid an array of challenges.

Featuring CEOs from Africa’s 16 national green building councils, delegations from 15 major African cities, as well as over 500 local and international experts and stakeholders, the Summit is a call to action in the face of the urgency and ambition necessary for transforming our cities into sustainable, resilient, and inclusive spaces. Africa needs to act now to protect and preserve our urban futures!

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500 +
+ Attendees
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Partners
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join THE EVENT

Why Attend the FutureCities Summit?

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Thought Leadership

Get insights into the latest insights, trends, and perspectives for sustainable development in Africa.

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Industry Networking

Connect with key local and international players in the sustainability industry for business opportunities.

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Sustainability Advocacy

Presentations from policymakers and interactions for sustainability advocacy.

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Recognition & Brand Visibility

Promotions of individual and corporate contributions to the industry and the success of the event.

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Testimonials from Past Attendees

““Thank you for the great work. I hope to see more intellectual solutions in the sector, using green building as a platform to advance systems for sustainable value in the building sector.”
“Interesting and quite interactive. I learnt a lot from this summit. I look forward to more of such events in the future.”
“I enjoyed learning from experienced minds about the huge possibilities in the industry”
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Speakers

Confirmed Event Speakers

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Executive Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Executive Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria

Balarabe Abbas Lawal

Federal Minister of Environment, Nigeria

Balarabe Abbas Lawal

Federal Minister of Environment, Nigeria

Adebayo Adelabu

Federal Minister of Power, Nigeria

Adebayo Adelabu

Federal Minister of Power, Nigeria

Nasra Nanda

CEO KGBS/Chair, World GBC Africa Regional Network

As a passionate, hardworking individual and lawyer by profession, Nasra is driven by the relentless pursuit of making a positive impact, providing practical solutions, and adding value to clients and the organisations I serve in as they seek to overcome their business and legal challenges, in an ever changing and fast paced world.

Nasra Nanda

CEO KGBS/Chair, World GBC Africa Regional Network

Prof. Timothy Nubi

Professor, University of Lagos

Timothy 'Gbenga Nubi is a Professor in the Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos; the Founder/National Coordinator, Ideal Habitat Initiative –an NGO with locations at Ajah, Mowe & Abuja; an Executive Member/South West Coordinator, Real Estate Developers' Association of Nigeria (REDAN); an Advisory

Prof. Timothy Nubi

Professor, University of Lagos

Tony Lee Luen Len

CEO, Green Building Council Mauritius

Tony Lee Luen Len, a Senior Partner at Ecosis, stands out as a beacon of change. He is creating a future where smart and sustainable development is at the heart of every endeavor and social impact is a driving force. Ecosis, founded in 2006, has a grand mission—to co-create a sustainable and joyful world by ingeniously managing sustainable solutions and strategies from concept to completion. At its core, Ecosis excels in project consulting and management, with a strong emphasis on intelligent, sustainable solutions.

Tony Lee Luen Len

CEO, Green Building Council Mauritius

Stefanie Adisa

Director, Studio Elementals

Stefanie Adisa Theuretzbacher (Mag.Arch, ZT, RIBA) provides innovative, sustainable and design driven building designs and planning expertise for outstanding projects while having a positive impact on the built environment. Stefanie is a practicing architect who also engages in artistic and academic projects. Since 2015 she is director and lead architect of the architecture firm Studio Elementals in Lagos, Nigeria and works internationally. Recent works have been in Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Liberia and Iraq.

Stefanie Adisa

Director, Studio Elementals

Azmeena Bhanji

Chairperson, Kenya Green Building Society

Azmeena Bhanji is Regional General Manager (East Africa), Real Estate Development for PDM Holdings Limited, an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network A lawyer and structural/civil engineer by profession, Azmeena has over 30 years of experience in public and private sector real estate development, construction, facilities management, sustainability in the built environment and construction claims litigation. Azmeena is also Certified Energy Manager and sustainability expert as well as Chair of the Kenya Green Building Society and a member of the KPDA Affordable Housing Task Force.

Azmeena Bhanji

Chairperson, Kenya Green Building Society

Prof Taibat Lawanson

Professor, University of Lagos

Prof Taibat Lawanson

Professor, University of Lagos

QS Kene C. Nzekwe, FNIQS

President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

QS Kene C. Nzekwe, FNIQS

President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Trudy Muwanga

CEO, Green Building Council of Uganda

With over 20 years’ experience working internationally and in Uganda research, policy advice, strategy and training for both state and non-state actors. Lead Consultant on Climate Action through Green Building – promoting sustainability in built environment and catalysing uptake of green building to drive ambitions of UN2030 Sustainable development Goals and Paris Agreement on Climate Change, globally, nationally and locally. Fluent French and English with Luganda. Climate diplomacy experience.

Trudy Muwanga

CEO, Green Building Council of Uganda

Joshua Adedeji

Nigeria Country Lead GAA, Innovate UK-KTN

Joshua Adedeji works as program manager at the West Africa regional chapter of Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), where he heads programs development and implementation across West Africa countries. His experience spans entrepreneurial ecosystem building, enterprise development and youth development with keen interest in the small and growing business (SGB) sector. Joshua recently led the Citi Foundation and DFID sponsored entrepreneurial ecosystem mapping in Nigeria and Ghana. In addition, he leads the SGB Finance, Metrics and Talent learning labs in both the anglophone and francophone West Africa.

Joshua Adedeji

Nigeria Country Lead GAA, Innovate UK-KTN

Abdulmalik Mahdi

Managing Director, Modern Shelter

With over 18 years of experience in the banking and real estate sectors, Abdulmalik is a Managing Director at Modern Shelter Systems & Services Ltd, a company he founded in 2015 and has grown into one of the fastest growing real estate companies in Nigeria. He is also a Director at EarthPoint Modern Shelter, a joint venture between Modern Shelter and Earthpoint Development Services, a construction company. Together, they have delivered, sold, and developed over 700 houses in the Federal Capital Territory, including 200 mortgages, and have four estates currently in progress.

Abdulmalik Mahdi

Managing Director, Modern Shelter

Danjuma Waniko

President, Green Building Council of Nigeria

Accomplished built environment professional with over three decades working experience in the Nigerian construction industry as a project manager, cost consultant and sustainability consultant. Active engagement in sustainability and environmental management, with a focus on sustainable design & construction. Passionate believer in and advocate for environmental and social responsibility – at both personal and project levels – with a willingness to challenge assumptions and an openness to change in pursuit of sustainable progress.

Danjuma Waniko

President, Green Building Council of Nigeria
Speakers

Past Event Speakers

HE Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai CON

Keynote Speaker

The immediate past executive Governor of Kaduna State, past minister of FCT, and author of the book: The Accidental Public Servant. In 1982, he founded El-Rufai & Partners, a quantity surveying consulting firm with three partners which he managed until 1998. He is an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Harvard University, Georgetown University and University of London.

HE Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai CON

Keynote Speaker
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Kalim M. Shah

Senior Country Manager, IFC Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Kalim M. Shah is Nigeria’s Senior Country Manager at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a role he assumed in July 2021. Prior to the appointment, Kalim was a Chief Investment Officer responsible for IFC’s investments in Manufacturing for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Kalim M. Shah

Senior Country Manager, IFC Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Professor Adesoji David Jiboye

Professor of Architecture, Sustainable Housing, Urban Design and Development

. He is also a registered Architect holding a Bachelors degree, a Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Architecture, and Urban Planning from University of Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife, respectively. His areas of research and publications are in housing and Sustainable Urban development studies. He has published widely in both national and international research outlets, and belongs to several academic and professional organizations home and abroad.

Professor Adesoji David Jiboye

Professor of Architecture, Sustainable Housing, Urban Design and Development

Cristina Gamboa

CEO, World Green Building Council

Cristina is the CEO of the World Green Building Council. She is a passionate advocate for green buildings and cities as one of the most effective solutions to climate change and a means to deliver social justice and other environmental goals. Cristina previously worked as CEO of Colombia Green Building Council and thanks to her efforts, sustainability in construction became mainstream in Colombia.

Cristina Gamboa

CEO, World Green Building Council
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Dr. Nihal Al Sabbagh

Director, Environas | Country Director, Sustainable Green Environment Initiative Egypt

Dr. Nihal Al Sabbagh

Director, Environas | Country Director, Sustainable Green Environment Initiative Egypt

Dr Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq

Principal Finance Specialist

#EnergyTransition I Senior Policy Adviser #Healthcare #SDGs #ESG I VC Investor #Healthcare #Tech #Sustainable Energy I WEF Young Global Leader

Dr Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq

Principal Finance Specialist

Tessa Brunette

Associate Director, ARUP

Tessa Brunette is an architect and building envelope designer who specializes in delivering integrated design solutions that are grounded on sustainable principles. She has experience working on a range of projects, from masterplanning and infrastructure implementation to specialist façade and multidisciplinary building engineering design services. She is passionate about sustainability and her work often utilizes the knowledge of diverse teams located in different geographies. She is a natural fit in her role as design integrator with a technical focus on building envelope design and performance.

Tessa Brunette

Associate Director, ARUP

Prof. Clinton Aigbavboa

Professor of Sustainable Human Development in Construction Management

Professor Clinton O. Aigbavboa is a Full Professor of Sustainable Human Development in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg, South Africa; with a multidisciplinary research focus on the built environment. Before entering academia, he was involved as quantity surveyor on several infrastructural projects, both in Nigeria and South Africa. He holds a PhD in Engineering Management and has published over 500 research papers in his areas of interest. He has extensive knowledge in practice, research, training and teaching.

Prof. Clinton Aigbavboa

Professor of Sustainable Human Development in Construction Management

Chilufya Lombe

Partner, Solid Green Consulting

Chilufya Lombe is a mechanical engineer that has extensive experience in both performance and accreditation modelling for sustainability projects and performed energy modelling for the first Green Star rated office and retail buildings in South Africa. With a background in traditional mechanical design, Chilufya has a special interest in detailed modelling of building systems to optimise energy usage using advanced building simulation tools such as DesignBuilder and EnergyPlus.

Chilufya Lombe

Partner, Solid Green Consulting

Summit Partner

Summit Sponsors

Past Sponsors

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IN THE NEWS

Media Features

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The event, which is part of the IFC EDGE Green Building Market Transformation Programme will take place in Abuja and bring together key stakeholders within the real estate and construction sector. Themed ‘Towards a Net Zero and Climate-Resilient Nigeria,’ it aims to catalyse change in the built environment by exploring innovative strategies and policies to enhance green...

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Green Building Council Nigeria (GBCN) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), through its EDGE Green Building Market Transformation Program, are set to host the Future Cities Summit to address sustainable building practices to accelerate net zero and climate resiliency in urban development in Nigeria...

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The summit which IFC will be hosting through its EDGE Green Building Market Transformation Programme is also aimed to accelerate net zero and climate resiliency in urban development in Nigeria. The organisers, Green Building Council, Nigeria, disclosed in a statement on Monday that the event would take place on July 19-20, 2023...

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Insights from GBCN

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Our Venue

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Address

Lagos Oriental Hotel
3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Victoria Island, Lagos 106104

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Call us

Ihuoma: ‪+234 705 250 1480 Seyi: +234 903 805 1160

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Email us

info@gbcn.org.ng
partnership@gbcn.org.ng