Eaton Identifies Cooperation As Catalyst For Africa’s Infrastructure Dev.

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Francesca Odimgbe

Power management firm, Eaton, has reiterated   its   commitment   to   strengthening   Africa’s   economy through   its   continuous   support   for   the   continent’s   infrastructural   development.

The firm made the commitment at the 28th Annual FIDIC Africa Infrastructure Conference, which offered infrastructure development solution providers around the African   continent   an   opportunity   to   network   as   well   as   exhibit   their   products   andservices.

The  conference which was organized by The Association for Consulting Engineering inNigeria (ACEN) for the international Federation of Consulting Engineers, Africa region, sought to provide stakeholders an opportunity to discuss pertinent issues that pertain to engineering  consulting and infrastructure development.

Commenting on the industry’s growth Kunmi Odunoku, Marketing Manager for Eatonin   West   Africa believes that to encourage the continuous growth of   infrastructure development across Africa, the industry will rely heavily on emerging technologies aswell as policy development and implementation.

These will drive a fundamental shift inthe sector enabling economic growth across the continent.

“At Eaton, we believe thatonly   through   stakeholder   collaboration   can   we   truly   guarantee   the   long-termsustainability   of   infrastructure.   While   our   innovations   support   every   phase   of infrastructure development, we know that we cannot singlehandedly change thecourse   of   the   industry.

The   value   of   events   such   as   this   cannot   beoveremphasized.   It   serves   as   a   meeting   point   for   stakeholders   across   thecontinent to reimagine the future of the infrastructure industry across Africa.”In   line   with   Eaton’s   commitment   to   developing   more   efficient,   sustainable   power management solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of our world, the companycontinues to advocate for the adoption of comprehensive safety solutions through theeducation and training of relevant stakeholders and end customers

The  conference  featured twenty-two speakers who addressed various sub-themes such as Global Partnerships with African Consultancies for Infrastructure delivery: Sustainability and maintenance of Infrastructure.

Other   topics  were   Infrastructure  Delivery:   Best  practices  towardsenhanced   sustainable   implementation;   Infrastructure   Development   and   the Environment. The conference also featured discuss on Public Private Partnership, PPP model and infrastructure development in Africa; Infrastructure development and Technology:   The   potential benefits to Africa’s economy.

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