Engineering in the developing world - The challenges and opportunities for engineers in the 21st Century, London

12 November, 2015 | 18:30 - 20:00

Engineering in the developing world - The challenges and opportunities for engineers in the 21st Century, London

About this event

The panellists will give their views on key engineering issues facing developing countries, in addition to encouraging UK companies to participate in solving them.

They will aim to uncover the projects that have the greatest impact and highlight the benefits to both graduates and senior professionals from working internationally, in terms of broadening perspectives from a technical and personal stand point.

The format will focus on short presentations from the panellists, who have worked and continue to work in developing countries, followed by a Q & A session with audience participation.

A drinks reception will be held at the One Great George Street Bar after the event to allow an opportunity for further discussion and networking.

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For registration and further information please contact:

Nalini Solanki
t: 0207 665 2108

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Nathan Baker ICE - Chair

Nathan is currently Director for Engineering Knowledge at the ICE. He has unique experience delivering innovation through learning, gained through service with the British Army serving in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, before moving to Babcock International Group in a senior managerial role.

Mark Harvey DfID

Mark is the Head of Profession (Infrastructure) at the UK Department for International Development, with over 20 years' experience in a wide range of fragile and conflict-affected states including to India, Southern Africa, Nepal, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Vietnam.

Martin McCann RedR

With over 30 years' experience in the humanitarian sector, Martin has been the Chief  Executive of RedR for the last 9 years. RedR specialise in the provision of expert training and resources in disaster affected and developing countries.

Gary Taylor Cardno ITT

Gary is a civil engineer with over 40 years' experience, specialising in rural transport in developing countries. Over the last 20 years, he has become increasingly involved in the governance, institutional and economic issues surrounding the development and maintenance of improved rural access at the local government and community levels as well as in central government.

Kieran Kelly Mott MacDonald

Kieran is currently a Pavement Engineer with Mott MacDonald with 6 years' experience. He spent the first 4 years of his career working with Roughton International on highway projects in countries such as Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Zambia, Georgia, Republic of Kiribati and Vanuatu.