Water Africa and East Africa Building and Construction Exhibition and Seminars 24-26 September 2024, Kigali, Rwanda

The Water Africa and East Africa Building & Construction event is returning to Rwanda in September 2024 following a successful event held in September 2022.









General Information

Water Africa & East Africa Building & Construction 2024 is organized by ACE Event Management, a United Kingdom company with a 28-year record of managing trade and technical events in Africa.

This Event is Supported by:
Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA)
Institute of Engineers Rwanda (IER)
Rwanda Institute of Architects (RIA)
Rwanda Convention Bureau (RCB)

Visitors to the exhibition will be primarily:
• Consultants, architects, developers, contractors, suppliers, government officials, NGO’s, and the general business community.
• In addition to the above, the seminar programme will attract representatives of foreign aid and funding agencies and other experts from the objective sectors.


Contact Info

ACE Event Management Ltd
Contact: Colin Shaw
Tel: +44 7475 937937


Local Partner:
College Publishers
Contact: Peter Nyangabyaki
Tel: +27 82 489 5127


Rwanda Representative:
Contact: Cissy Batamuriza
Tel: +250 789 803 152 or +250 727 301 280


Seminar Development Director:
Prof Bob Andoh


Water Africa and East Africa Building & Construction event is returning to Rwanda in September 2024 following a successful event held in September 2022

This event follows those previously held in Ghana and Rwanda in 2022 and will be the third edition held in Rwanda. The event will encompass an exhibition covering products and services related to the Water, Sanitation, Building and Construction Sectors with a Seminar programme running alongside tackling subjects which are germane to these sectors, the Rwandan economy, its people and infrastructure.
Also, in conjunction with the Institution of Engineers Rwanda, there will be a CPD course conducted by our Development Director Prof. Robert Andoh, the subject of which is currently under discussion. The course will take place on the morning of the final day of the event. Further details will follow once the course content is agreed.

Country Overview

Small and landlocked, Rwanda is hilly and fertile with a population above 13 million people (2022). It borders the far larger and richer Democratic Republic of Congo, and East African neighbours, Tanzania, Uganda, and Burundi.

With the support of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Rwanda has made important economic and structural reforms and sustained steady economic growth rates for over a decade until COVID-19 and its impact threatened to reverse the trend.

Rwanda has guarded its political stability since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Parliamentary elections in September 2018 saw women fill 61% of seats, the Rwandan Patriotic Front maintain an absolute majority, and two opposition parties, the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and Social Party, Imberakuri, win two seats each. President Paul Kagame was re-elected for a seven-year term in August 2018, after an amendment to the constitution allowed him to run for a third term.

Economic Overview

Rwanda now aspires to Middle Income Country status by 2035 and High-Income Country status by 2050. It plans to achieve this through a series of seven-year National Strategies for Transformation (NST1), underpinned by sectoral strategies focused on meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Strong economic growth was accompanied by substantial improvements in living standards. Rwanda was one of two countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that achieved all the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Under-five mortality declined sharply between 2000 and 2020 and the maternal mortality ratio also dropped, as did the total fertility rate (from an increase in access to modern contraception). A strong focus on homegrown policies and initiatives has contributed to significant improvement in access to services and human development indicators.

The economy showed resilience despite a challenging economic environment in 2022. After a strong rebound in 2021 from the COVID-19 induced-contraction in the preceding year, the economy faced multiple challenges in 2022—pandemic scars, headwinds from the war in Ukraine, climate-related shocks, and mounting inflationary pressures. Despite these challenges, real GDP grew by 8.2% in 2022.

Seminar Programme

The theme for Building and Construction Seminar

“Infrastructure and the Built Environment: Needs, Solutions, and Progress towards SDGs and AU’s Agenda 2063

Topics include: 

  • Addressing Housing Deficits through Innovation.
  • Affordable/Low-Cost Housing in Low Income Communities.
  • Financing Infrastructure and Mixed Developments.
  • The Role of the Public and Private Sectors in Housing.
  • Advanced Technologies in Modern Buildings.
  • The growth of Green Building Technology, Building Materials, and Practices.
  • Health and Safety Considerations and Fire Protection Systems.
  • The role of Ethics in Building and Construction Projects.
  • Development Control in Urban Areas.
  • Smart Homes and Leveraging ICT in the Built Environment. 
  • Sustainable Development Goals and AU’s Agenda 2063.
  • Skills Gap in the Built Environment – Academia, Professional Practice, and Industry.

Why you should Exhibit at East Africa Building and Construction 2023

This event covers the Building, Construction and Infrastructure sectors, supported by the Institution of Engineers Rwanda and Rwanda Institute of Architects.
This event is a must for anyone supplying equipment and services to the Building, Construction and Infrastructure sectors
This event includes a one day Seminar programme which offers the chance for exhibitors and other interested parties to present their design concepts, products and services which meet the Theme of the seminars, to an audience of consultants, engineers, government depts., contractors and the general business community
Who should Exhibit at East Africa Building & Construction?

If your business falls under one of the categories listed below and you would like to expand your international markets, you should exhibit your products and services.

  • Reinforcing steel products 
  • Formwork and scaffolding 
  • Lifting appliances and conveyors 
  • Cranes, site lifts and other access equipment 
  • Mineral processing equipment 
  • Concrete mixing, batching, and placing equipment. 
  • Earthmoving equipment, including excavators, crawlers, graders, dozers, scrapers and loaders. 
  • Materials handling equipment, forklifts 
  • Tunnelling, drilling, and piling equipment. 
  • Compressors and associated equipment • 
  • Compaction equipment and rollers 
  • Road and pavement construction equipment 
  • Tools and associated materials 
  • Site installations and buildings 
  • Safety equipment and services
  • Quarrying equipment, crushers and building material recycling plant 
  • Instrumentation for control, measurement, and testing 
  • House and commercial building systems 
  • House and commercial building materials and fittings 
  • Plumbing, heating, fire-prevention and ventilation equipment and fittings 
  • Brick and block-making equipment 
  • Paints and surface finishes
  • Window frames and glazing, sanitary ware, tiles and flooring, soft furnishings, kitchen design and equipment, bathroom design and equipment, lighting fittings, security equipment and monitoring,

Why should you visit East Africa Building and Construction 2024

This event covers the Building, Construction and Infrastructure sectors, supported by the Institution of Engineers Rwanda and Rwanda Institute of Architects.

If you are a consultant, engineer, government officer, contractor or a member of the general business community, this event is a must to visit. The entry is FREE

This event has a one day Seminar covering many subjects which are locally and globally recognised as being of great importance to life and the development of the population. The entry is FREE


"The Expo helped in introducing our brand in Accra and we've met a lot of potential clients. Looking forward to your next event!"

Karam, Interstyle Ceramics Ghana Ltd


"Thank you very much for your support during the exhibition, it was great time, and we find good prospects during the exhibition"

Salman Salameh, Quantum Industries, Dubai, UAE


"Since 2011 we have been exhibiting at your event. Like all the other years it was a pleasure for me to be there. The venue is great, and your organization was perfect"

Swen Weiner, Herrenknecht, Germany


"A solid first event for KNAUF in Ghana! We enjoyed it and look forward to next year"

Hans Kisseih, Commercial Manager, KNAUF Ghana


"The quality of the selected topics and presenters including the CPD itself was of high standing."

Bonny Rutembesa, Executive Secretary,

Institution of Engineers Rwanda


"I found the Rwandan event quite good, especially the first day. Thank you very much for your kindness and your very professional approach and way of work"

Bonny Rutembesa, Executive Secretary,
Institution of Engineers Rwanda


"The organization for the exhibition was super and we were able to come out with an immediate sale as well as very good contacts for follow ups."

Ruth Wambui, Wagtech Africa, Kenya


"The event was well planned. We had a chance to share with engineers, architects and other exhibitors on our products. That opportunity opened leads for us that we are following with the view of doing projects in Rwanda."

McDonald Nyabonda, LABS Furniture and Equipment (Pty) Ltd


"Overall, I think the event was great and the choice of speakers were great. The exhibitors were of rich and diverse appeal, which was quite helpful."

Charles Haba, Managing Director, Century Real Estate


“Water Africa has been running for a long time, so it is well established and always brings together all the key players."

Walid Khoury, General Manager, Desalytics  


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