Gaetan Siew
Chairperson of the Port Louis Development Initiative and Special Envoy for UN Habitat

Past President of the International Union of Architects, and Past Secretary General of the African Union of Architects. Gaetan Siew is an avid world traveler, experiencing over 500 cities across 105 countries including most of Africa. For his contributions to the Architectural and Urban world, he was awarded several honorary membership and fellowships, and elevated to the rank of Grand Officer of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean by the Government of Mauritius, and elevated to the ranks of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, and de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic.

Past Board Director of Futures Cities UK since July 2013, Past Chairperson of State Land Development Company (Smart Mauritius), Past Chairman of Construction Industry Board, and current chairperson of the Port Louis Development Initiative and Special Envoy for UN Habitat, Mr Siew advocates for sustainable approaches towards urbanism aimed to socially and economically regenerate urban fabrics.

Session: Smart Cities & Smart Systems in Africa: Challenges & Opportunities 

Date:  28 March 2017

Time: 11:30-12:30