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Celebrating civil engineering in Rwanda: Bridges to Prosperity - engineering challenges and opportunities

Event organised by ICE

Date
09 November 2023
Time
17:30 - 20:00 GMT
Location
University of Greenwich
Pembroke Building
Ward Room
Gillingham, ME4 4TB
United Kingdom

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Overview

Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty; connection is the foundation for opportunity. Bridges to Prosperity is an international non-governmental organisation that specialises in the design and construction of pedestrian footbridges. They have been responsible for the construction of over 250 footbridges serving over 1 million community members around the world. Footbridges provide access to health care, education, and economic opportunity; they transform the way people plan for and invest in their future.

If you want to hear more about this exciting organisation, then come along and meet some of the team of 10 people who went out to Rwanda in June 2023.

We have graduates from two local employers (Tony Gee and Partners and Knights Brown) who will speak about the work they have been doing in Rwanda on behalf of Bridges to Prosperity. They will be providing an overview of the charity and the challenges involved in funding, planning, designing, constructing, commissioning, and delivering a footbridge in a remote, rural region of Rwanda.

Please note:

  • This is a catered event including a hot menu offering a small selection of African food for all attendees.
  • The event will finish at 20:00 in time for the last bus off campus at 20:15.
  • There is free parking from 18:00 onwards.

Programme

17:30 - 18:00

Arrivals and tea, coffee, and food

18:00 - 20:00

Presentations

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