Engineers' Convention

29th IEK INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Sustainable Engineering in the Era of Climate Change

21st - 25th November 2022

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) in collaboration with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) invites abstracts and subsequent papers to the 29th IEK International Convention, the 5th Women Engineers Summit, the 1st Future leaders’ Summit, and Exhibition and a Male Engineers Summit being held in Mombasa from 21st to 25th November 2022.

The Convention is a prestigious event organized to provide an international platform for engineers, academicians, scientists, researchers, industrial participants, engineering student, and other professionals to network, and share experiences, challenges, and new knowledge on emerging technologies and engineering-related topics.

The convention will include, technical excursions, paper and poster presentations, panel discussions, and keynote speakers from industry, academia, researchers, and policymakers and exhibitions. A large industry exhibition will be held in parallel to the paper presentations.

All full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and or research depth, accuracy, and relevance to convention/conference/summit themes and topics.

The 29th IEK Convention will be held from 21st to 25th November 2022. The main theme of the Convention is “Sustainable Engineering in the Era of Climate Change”.

Other three events to be held as parallel activities are

  • The 5th Women Engineers Summit entitled “360° Women Engineers: A Catalyst for Change" from 21st to 22nd November,2022.
  • The 1st Future Leaders Summit entitled “ Back to Basics” on 21st November,2022 and Exhibition.
  • The Men Engineers Summit  entitled “Reinvention towards a sustainable future” from 21st to 22nd November, 2022.
 


IEK INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON “SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE” 23rd -25th NOVEMBER, 2022

Sustainable Engineering is the process of using resources in a way that does not compromise the environment or deplete the materials for future generations (Source UNESCO). Sustainable Engineering is a basic requirement to cope with the hazardous nature of climate change. Climate change and its consequences in our daily lives have been a universally recognized major problem for decades.

The World is experiencing varying weather patterns, rising sea levels, and extreme climate conditions day by day. It is rising due to excessive emissions of Greenhouse gases from several development activities which is now at its highest level. The Paris Agreement brought the nations closer for the first time to a common cause of action to combat climate change and encouraging enhanced support for developing countries in this regard.

The Paris Agreement central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change. After various Agreements on Climate Change, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) was held after the Paris Agreements entered the implementation phase to achieve global emissions mitigation goals.

In Kenya, to deal with the current climate change situation, the Council of Governors convened policymakers and county leaders at the seventh devolution conference to deliberate on the effects of climate change and interventions needed to curb this crisis.

Addressing global warming quickly and effectively requires urgent clear and decisive leadership both politically and within the industry and relies on establishing the infrastructure, systems, and governance for long-term sustainability. All engineers should be asking, how can engineering impact and battle climate change? Engineering will be key to delivering a sustainable future. 

The convention is seeking submissions related to the following topics:

  • Building resilience infrastructure.
  • Harnessing emerging technologies.
  • Innovation.
  • Mitigation measures against climate change.
  • Climate adaption.
  • Climate change Impact & Engineering.
  • Artificial intelligence.
  • Energy transition.
  • Role of Nuclear and Renewable Energy in Combating  climate change.
  • Role of Green Financing and Green Economy.
 

5TH WOMEN ENGINEERS SUMMIT ON “360° WOMEN ENGINEERS: A CATALYST FOR CHANGE." 21ST -22ND NOVEMBER, 2022

Engineering is a catalyst for development. It can change lives. The Women Engineers Committee has organized the 5th Women Engineers Summit whose focus is on Women Engineers a Catalyst of Change.  A catalyst drives change with pre-eminent thought leadership, actionable solutions, and a galvanized community of women engineers to accelerate and advance women into leadership because progress for women is progress for everyone. Women Engineers must empower fellow women engineers to access their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.

Every year students graduate from schools and enroll to undertake engineering while engineering Student graduate from University to pursue their lifetime dream goal of becoming professional Engineers. As they stand on the shoulders of the Women Engineers who broke gender and bias barriers before them, those Women Engineers poised to be the catalyst of change have an opportunity to learn how other women Engineers found the respect, inspiration, and support necessary to make change for good. 

The Women Engineers Summit aims to explore and find ways in which women Engineers supporting women engineers become a powerful catalyst to create the change we want to see. To change the status quo, women, engineers especially young women engineers, need to see themselves reflected in the women engineers who are Chief Executive Officers, Founders, Chief Technical Officers, Board Members, and other influential roles.

Through engagement at the Summit, Women Engineers must look at other women engineers to see what is possible for them, encourage women leaders to serve as mentors and sponsors for young women, and as a general peer group supporting each other. That’s what is going to get women engineers through the phase we are in now where the industry doesn’t look the way we want it to. 

The Summit is seeking submissions related to the following topics:

  • Career Progression and Mentorship.
  • Rising to C-Suite positions.
  • Effective networking, Personal branding, and Communications.
  • Women Engineers and Entrepreneurship.
  • Health and wellness for Engineers.
  • Diversity and Inclusivity.
 

1ST FUTURE LEADERS SUMMIT “BACK TO BASICS” - 21ST -22ND NOVEMBER, 2022

The Future Leaders Committee (previously Young Engineers Chapter) has organized a two-day event, whose theme is “Back to Basics”. The summit will bring together young professionals in different disciplines to enhance and exchange knowledge and expertise in Engineering and to network. Getting Engineering back to basics is not just about standardization anymore.

There is a need to address engineering generic gaps that affect the sustainability of our cities and resources and evaluate the current status of our community needs and expectations in matters of engineering and how they can be improved. The Young Engineers Summit aims to advocate for simplicity to keep costs low and get projects done right from the onset.

This will ensure that Young Engineers are better informed and equipped to build systems that serve people, systems that guide, direct, or organize processes for a prosperous future with enforceable resolutions. 

The Summit is seeking submissions related to the following topics:

  • Engineering Ethics
  • Planned urbanization
  • Leveraging opportunities for local Engineers 

Keynote speeches

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering Professional organizations roles and benefits of membership 

Expo

This will run as a side event to the convention where Young Engineers will showcase their innovation in line with the theme of the Convention.

 

Call for Abstracts

1st MEN ENGINEERS SUMMIT- “REINVENTION TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE'' 21st -22nd NOVEMBER, 2022

The Institution of Engineers of Kenya has organized a side event for the men Engineers themed “Reinvention towards a Sustainable Future”. Engineering is critical to achieving a sustainable future. There is a need to reinvent the role of male engineers for better development of the society and enhance their contribution to the wider economic picture.

A healthy and sustainable future from the men’s  perspective entails adaptation to change occasioned by work and home place presence of career women, balanced family dynamics, lifelong preparation for post-retirement stage, gender equality, leadership expectation ,career progression and necessity for overall wellness .

Men Engineers need to radically change their lifestyle principles, emotional intelligence, preparation for all age, mental wellness focus in work and home environment etc. This will entail male engineers exploring, engaging, and galvanizing insights and actions towards promoting resilience and reinvention of the male engineer for enhanced contribution towards better development for society within the engineering fraternity and beyond. 

The Men Engineers Summit aims to 

  • create a Launchpad where male engineers can begin to consistently engage with each other in a social flexible and quasi-formal setting.
  • create a platform where male engineers can interact with each other to advance and promote reinvention and resilience positive.
  • offer a value proposition to the male engineers as they await the main convention

The Summit is seeking submissions related to the following topics

  • Career Progression and Mentorship.
  • Walking the talk for Gender Equality.
  • Innovative and professional Solutions to promote sustainability.
  • Investment Opportunities and Entrepreneurship.
  • Work life Balance.
  • Wellness Sustainability.
 

GUIDELINES ON SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS AND PAPERS

Please check the following link for guidelines on the submission of abstracts and papers:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FUfbYUdD4pMbk0TKGIcO77KxpsBmHdR3/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106399609125150695336&rtpof=true&sd=true

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Call for Abstracts opening - 12th July, 2022

Call for Abstracts Deadline - 8th August, 2022

Call for Speakers/ Panelists - 15th July -29th August, 2022

Notification of Abstracts Acceptance and Call for Full Papers - 31st August, 2022

Preparation and Submission of Full Papers - 22nd September, 2022

Evaluation of Full Papers - 7th October, 2022

Submission of PPT and Bios - 14th October, 2022

Preparation Meeting with Paper Presenters - 17th October, 2022

Preparation of Convention Program - 31st October, 2022

Women Engineers Summit Program - 31st October, 2022

Future Leaders Summit Program and Men Engineers Events Program - 31st October, 2022