LafargeHolcim Sustainable Building Design Competition Awards
In 2017, Kenya hosted the LafargeHolcim Sustainable Building Design Competition Awards for LafargeHolcim Middle East and Africa (MEA) in conjunction with the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. The awards recognised projects at an advanced stage of design in the fields of architecture, building and civil engineering; landscape and urban design; as well as materials, products and construction technologies with 11 prizes worth Shs 33.9 million offered. It is the world’s most significant competition in sustainable design and takes place across five geographic regions – each with its own jury of renowned and independent specialists. Apart from Middle East Africa this includes Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific. Leading and world renowned Architects - Francis Kéré, Joe Addo, (architect and planner - Ghana) and Kunlé Adeyemi, (architect – Nigeria) were in attendance.
Hosting the National Mining Institute Committee.
The Cabinet Secretary for Mining established a National Mining Institute Committee as per gazette notice no.4725, to develop the framework for the establishment of a National Mining Institute. The committee identified Bamburi Cement Limited as a key partner and visited our Mombasa Plant on 13th October 2017.
The Committee was hosted at the Plant School and comprised the Head of Geology at the University of Nairobi (UON), Head of Mining at Taita Taveta University and the Director of Mining and other Senior Officers from the Ministry of Mining. The purpose of the Committee visit was to learn and replicate best practices on issues of Curriculum Development and propose areas of research to support the growth of the National Mining Institute.
Other stakeholder engagements
Bamburi Cement has supported key initiatives in the year in line with our ‘creating shared value with society’ pillars. We engaged with several stakeholders including the Kenya Association of Manufacturers on the Energy Management Awards (EMA), the Kenya Roads Board on hydraulic road stabilizers