Ghana Infrastructure Conference (GIC) 2020 - Virtual Edition

Theme: Planning and Implementation of Sustainable Transportation Infrastruture

Aug 11-14, 2020

 Thank you to all who participated in GIC 2020 - Virtual Edition. Please visit the post conference info page for presentations and Q&A from the sessions.

After careful consideration and consultation with our partners regarding travel restrictions and crowd-size constraints due to COVID-19, the organizers of the conference have decided to move the 2020 conference to an online platform. An in-person GIC series is currently anticipated for 2021. Following its maiden transportation focused Ghana Infrastructure conference in August 2018 (GIC-2018), the Ghana Transportation Professionals Forum (GTPF) in collaboration with the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) and the Regional Transport Research and Education Centre, Kumasi (TRECK) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), is organizing Ghana Infrastructure Conference 2020 (GIC-2020) Virtual Edition with the theme Planning and Implementation of Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure. In line with current global concerns, the conference also aims to bring together professionals to discuss infrastructure and its relationship and effects of the pandemic.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals, policy makers and students from diverse backgrounds interested in discussions, presentations and workshops about the socio-economic impacts of transportation and how to contribute to the development of the transportation sector and subsequently impact national development.

Why Attend?

An efficient transportation system is a critical component of a nation’s development. There will be opportunities for participants to exchange novel ideas, professional experiences, case studies, and research applications in the areas of transportation infrastructure and related systems planning, design, financing, construction, maintenance, and monitoring and explore its interdependencies with other industries. In addition, the conference will address issues related to innovation, sustainability, security, resilience, management, and ethics in transportation infrastructure development.

Objectives of GIC 2020

The Ghana Infrastructure Conference 2020 (GIC 2020)  aims to accomplish the following:

  • Create a platform where consultants, agencies, policy makers, and researchers network, deliberate and collaborate to advance sustainable and innovative solutions for transportation related and general infrastructure issues.

  • Foster and provide a conducive mechanism for practical and technical knowledge transfer.

  • Create an environment that helps to inspire and influence the current workforce and the upcoming generation.

  • Build capacity of  and collaboration among diverse professional groups, private and public agencies and academic institutions to develop and implement national infrastructure policies and plans.


The conference is expected to cover topics pertaining to transportation infrastructure and related systems including (but not limited to):

  • Governance, Ethics, & Procurement

  • Planning & Human Factors

  • Data Driven Approaches to Operations

  • Security, Risk and Resilience 

  • Design Manuals, Materials & Specifications

  • Infrastructure Asset & Access Management

  • Alternative Modes of Transport and Mode Choice

  • Emerging Technologies & Innovations

  • Environmental and social safeguards

  • Sustainable Infrastructure and economic development

  • Urban Transportation & Congestion

  • Rural Transportation Infrastructure

  • Project Quality Control and Assurance

  • Construction Management & Supervision

GIC 2020 (Virtual Edition) is expected to continue/initiate dialogue pertaining to the following sample questions:
  • How can we leverage local and international expertise to progress railway development and associated systems (buildings, electrical requirements etc.)?

  • What are some recommended practices in integrating national cultural and symbolic elements in the aesthetics of transportation design?

  • How do we bridge any existing gaps in design manuals?

  • What are some recommended practices in the use of big data and emerging technology to advance our transportation development goals?

  • How can we improve ethics in the engineering profession?

  • What are some lessons learned from recent transportation projects (aviation, maritime, roads etc.)?

  • What is a suggested approach to formulation of national transportation policies?

  • How do we strengthen design and construction/contracting coordination?

  • How do we develop and advance air travel options?

  • What are lessons learned and possible improvements to the procurement process of transportation projects?