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Stakeholders Advise Nigeria, Others on Renewable Energy

Lagos, July 22, 2015 (Nigerian Tribune) Dr. Maurice Ngwaba, President of Green Power Developers Limited (GPDL), presented a paper titled “Overcoming Barriers to Solar and Wind Renewable Energy Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: A New Perspective” at the Power Gen Africa 2015, Conference in Cape, Town South Africa. Dr. Ngwaba recommended solutions to Nigeria and Sub-Sahara African nations on how to overcome barriers to renewable energy development.

Stakeholders in construction industry to benefit from ICC

Lagos, Jan. 21, 2015 (NAN) Dr. Maurice Ngwaba, the President of International Code Council-Nigeria National Chapter (ICC-NNC), has restated the immense benefits available to building material manufacturers and investors as members of the ICC. Speaking to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that manufacturers would have access to innovators in building systems. In addition, they will have their products evaluated by ICC and when found worthy, they will be recommended to the wider world. Dr. Ngwaba also said that, when buildings and infrastructure are designed and constructed, according to international codes and standards, the investors will be preserving the values of their investment. The integration of renewable energy systems in buildings

Expanding infrastructure development through designs

Lagos, May 20, 2014: Dr. Maurice Ngwaba as keynote speaker to the Nigerian Institute of Architects Forum urged Nigerians to adopt the International Building Code, promote sustainable design and incorporate renewable energy systems in buildings and infrastructure development

POWER-GEN/DistribuTECH Africa 2014: Session Speaker

Cape Town, South Africa, March 17-19, 2014: PennWell published Dr. Ngwaba’ biography as he presented a paper titled “Strategies for Enhancing Solar and Wind Renewable Energy Development in Nigeria: A Case Study for Sub-Sahara Africa Markets”. Innovative solar and wind renewable energy development strategies were discussed.

Discover News: Meet the Man Behind the Design

UMES, September 2013: Dr. Maurice Ngwaba discusses Campus Master Planning, Design and Construction process of the $96.5 M Engineering & Aviation Science Building at UMES. Dr. Ngwaba provided insights on how to be successful in infrastructure planning, technology, and satisfying faculty, students and other stakeholders’ needs.

Alumnus: Nigeria

Tuskegee, AL 2014: Tuskegee's Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science alumnus and licensed architect Dr. Maurice Ngwaba, AIA, AICP, CCS discuss the building industry in Nigeria. Dr. Ngwaba encouraged Nigerian and professionals to adopt the International Building Code, incorporate renewable energy systems in infrastructure development, and in the building of a sustainable and well built environment.

Kofi Annan’s “Africa Progress Panel” Report

Africa on the Rise, June 5, 2015: Boost investment in Africa’s energy for a triple win for people, power and planet, Annan report urges African governments, investors, and international financial institutions must significantly scale up investment in energy to unlock Africa’s potential as a global low-carbon superpower. The report advocates for renewable energy development in Africa.

UMES named top 'Green' public HBCU

Maryland, April 28, 2014: Dr. Maurice Ngwaba as AVP Admin. /Director of Facilities assisted with the UMES pioneer development of the 2.2 MW solar farm in 2010 commissioned in 2011. UMES eventually was named the top “Green” Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the U.S in 2014 due to its renewable energy and sustainability initiatives.