On the 25th March ,2022 The Chamber President Mr. Richard Ngatia addressed more than 600 students at the University of Nairobi at an event dubbed ‘Engineering for Humanity’. The event was graced by the Danish Ambassador to Kenya H.E. Ole Thonke among other guests.
Mr. Ngatia highlighted on the important role of the youth in developing innovative solutions to solve current social economic challenges. He noted some of the gaps that warranted innovative interventions, including: environmental protection (recycling and waste disposal systems), building sustainable equipment for water treatment and storage to curb shortages, designing safe decent and resilient housing structures, developing smart cities and automated transport systems, transforming healthcare equipment, improving agricultural infrastructure to secure food security and developing clean and renewable energy solutions.
He pledged his support and that of KNCCI in bridging the gap between industry and academia through internship placements and education exchange programs to nurture the skills of the youth. He encouraged the students to use their skills and talents to provide practical solutions for the social good of humanity.