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West Africa conference highlights

16-17 September

A brighter, safer future

For workers. For businesses. For West Africa


Welcome to IOSH West Africa Conference 

Welcome to IOSH West Africa Conference 2021 from:
Jimmy Quinn, President, IOSH

Occupational safety and health for a brighter, safer future
Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher, Chief Executive, IOSH

An update on COVID-19 prevention at the workplace
Guy Mbayo, Technical Officer, WHO Africa


To view sessions that took place over the two days, please see below

Day 1 - 16th September 10:30am - 3pm

Worker Engagement

Host/ Chair: 

Engr. Iyenoma Osazee, HSE Manager, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC 

Panel participants:  

John Afamgbe, Corporate HSE Trainer, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC  
Julius Akpong, HSE Manager, Globeq Power Solutions Nigeria LTD 
Maureen Onyia, Head of Occupational Health and Safety department, NLC.
Dr. John Ugbebor, Associate Professor of Environment and Safety, University of Port Harcourt
Timothy Aluko, Senior HSE Manager, North South Power Company


Emotional Intelligence

Host/ Chair: 

Bukunola Ayo, Lead Consultant, Bukmarie Consulting Company Limited

Panel participants: 

Oluwakemi Adegbuji Arumosoye, HSE Manager, Balfour Integrated Services Limited
Juwon Adebiyi, QHSE Lead, DFANDE
Nnamdi Adimora, Field HSE Rep/Security Advisor, Eni Nigeria
Angela Ukponmwan, Senior Manager, Security and Safety, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria


Infrastructure development and inward investment

Host

Marijana Zivkovic Mtegha, Strategic Engagement Manager, IOSH

Panel

Naomi Nwokolo, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact, Nigeria Network
Obinna Anyanwu – Country Director Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council 
David Baxter, International Development Consultant and PPP Navigator, World Association of PPP Units and Professionals
Alan Stevens, Head of Strategic Engagement, IOSH


Introduction to Continuous Professional Development

Panel

Matthew Ottaway, Professional Assessment Coordinator, IOSH
Laura Bibby, Professional Assessment Coordinator, IOSH
Kayode Fawode, CEO, Kevron Consulting Ltd

Day 2 - 17th September 10:30am - 3pm

IOSH Mentoring

Panellists:

Craig Foyle, Director, Foyle Safety and Management Ltd
Mansur Mubarak, HSE Officer, Veolia Ghana Limited Iduapriem Site
Liam Dee, Global Director Occupational Health and Safety, Lufthansa Services GmbH Group
Edward Debrah, Chair of IOSH Ghana & Team Lead ED Consults Ltd


Caring for those who care: health and safety in the healthcare sector

Host: 

Dr Ivan Ivanov, Head, Occupational and Workplace Health, World Health Organization

Speakers: 

Cynthia Davis, WHO Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville 
Dr Lovelace Digber, Principal Officer, Occupational Health Programme, Ghana Health Service,  
Dr Buba Manjang, Director of Public Health Services, Ministry of Health, Gambia 
Dr Silvere Kevi, Occupational Physician, Head of Occupational medicinie and Sports Section, Ministry of Health of Togo 
Baba Aye, Health and Social Services Officer, Public Services International


Safety in educational Institutions: a subject and a practice

Host: 

David Musa, Group QHSE Manager, Prime Atlantic Group

Panel participants:  

Ugochi Obidiegwu, Managing Partner, The Safety Chic
Belinda Aderonke Odenye, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Lagos State Government


Passage of the OSH bill and its impact in Ghana

Host/ Chair: 

Sophia Kudjordji, Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Jospong Group of Companies
Joanne Mbroh, HSE Leader, Baker Hughes 

Panel participants: 

Edward Debrah, Chair of IOSH Ghana & Team Lead ED Consults Ltd
Kenneth Karikari, QHSSE Manager & IMS Lead, Dredge Masters Ghana Limited
Ernest Alaazy, HSSE Practitioner, Ghana Petroleum Mooring System


Women in OSH – promoting leadership and diversity

Panellists:

Louise Hosking, President Elect, IOSH
Funmi Adegbola, CEO, CTS Global
Busola Alofe, CEO, CIPM
Cynthia Ozobu, Practitioner, Dangote Industries Ltd
Florence Anyane, HSE Manager, Cummins Ghana
Arif Zaman, Executive Director, Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBWN)


Taking a Proactive approach to OSH in West Africa

Panellists:

Alan Stevens, Head of Strategic Engagement, IOSH
Maria O’Malley, Head of Membership Engagement and Development, IOSH
Dapo Omolade, Chair, IOSH West Africa Division
Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher, IOSH Chief Executive
Jimmy Quinn, President, IOSH