The Board has approved the appointment of Cynthia Mogire and Azeez Abubakar as the BIM Africa Student Advocacy Program Coordinators. Both individuals join the larger Operations & Programs Committee of the initiative.

Azeez Abubakar is a young professional who is passionate about sustainable development, innovation, and technology. He is a Global Citizen Fellow, Global Shaper, and the First Place Winner of the BIM Africa Student Advocacy Program (SAP) 2019. He recently got selected to represent Nigeria at the Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition summit in Italy. Also, he participated in the World Bank Innovate4Climate summit as a Young Climate Innovator. Alongside, He leads the Policy and Advocacy Committee at the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN). Working with youth leaders, he is developing initiatives to help advance the SDGs.

Azeez won a scholarship to participate in the Pepperdine School of Public Policy’s program on Leading Smart communities. His areas of expertise/interests include BIM, smart cities, and energy efficiency. He conducted research on the BIM-based sustainable design of an energy-efficient hospital building in Nigeria. He believes in the capacity building of young people in Africa.

Cynthia Mogire is an Assistant Quantity Surveyor at Linear Projects Ltd in Kenya. Currently, she is a graduate member of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya and the Architectural Association of Kenya and a student member at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya. She was the BIM Africa Advocate for Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in 2019 where she was exposed to the BIM technology world that opened doors to work with collaborators working to advance the construction industry.

The two newly appointed Coordinators are expected to manage the operations and smooth execution of the program going forward leveraging their adequate understanding of the modalities and objectives of the program. With the conclusion of their appointment, planning for the Student Advocacy Program 2022 has now commenced.

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