Plenary Sessions and Keynote Speakers
Plenary session 1: Knowledge and Technology Bridging the Gap between
Thursday 19 May 2011, 9:00-10:30
Chair: Mr. CheeHai Teo, FIG President, Malaysia
Rapporteur: Mr. Aziz Hilali, ONIGT President, Morocco
CheeHai Teo, FIG President, Malaysia
Bridging the Gap between Cultures
Hilali, ONIGT President
Othman Skiredj, Morocco:
Theory of the Creation of the Universes: A Way to Reconcile
the Scientific Knowledge and the Realities of Our Spiritual
Dr. Othman Skiredj, born in 1940 in Settat in
Morocco Dr. Skiredj has Doctor of Sciences in Material Sciences
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,“MIT in 1963. He is
a Permanent Member of “The Society Sigma Xi” dedicated to the
promotion of the Scientific Researches in the USA in 1962.
His public functions include:
- Technical Director of the Office of Studies and Industrial
Participations “BEPI” from 1963-1967.
- Professor, partial time, Solid State Physics and
Thermodynamics and Kinetics at the Mohammedia School of
Engineering from 1963 to 1967.
- Technical Advisor of the Personal Secretariat of His Majesty
the King Hassan II from 1964 to 1967.
and private functions:
- Promoter and President-General Manager of the " Private
Society of Economical Development “SPDE” from 1967 to 1977.
- General Manager of “MEDIHOLDING" for the Promotion and the
Participation in Industrial Projects , Telecommunication and in
Petroleum Research and Exploration from 1977 to 2006.
- Exceptional Order of Merit of the Kingdom of Morocco in 1967
- Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in
Opoku-Mensah, Director of the Division of ICT and Science&Technology,
United Nation Economic Commission for Africa:
Concrete Leverage and Positive Outcomes in Geospatial Science
and Technology in Bridging the Gap between Cultures in Africa
Aida Opoku-Mensah, of Ghana, has worked on information ICT for
development (ICT4D) initiatives throughout Africa. She has
worked for the Ford Foundation ‘s West Africa office in Lagos,
Nigeria, and served as Regional Director of Panos Southern
Africa, based in Lusaka, Zambia. She has written extensively on
the media, ICTs and development in Africa. Her publications
include: Signpost on the Superhighway: African Environment; Up
in the Air: the state of broadcasting in Southern Africa, as
well as Democratising Access to the Information Society, a theme
paper for the African Development Forum '99 on Globalisation and
the Challenges to Africa of the Information Age. She has also
edited and contributed to the following publications: African
Networking: Development Information, ICTs and Governance;
African Media and ICT4D: Documentary Evidence; Benchmarking the
Information Society in Africa: Implementing the WSIS Plan of
Action; Twin Peaks WSIS from Geneva to Tunis and E-commerce
Challenges in Africa: Issues, Constraints, and ICTs as Tools for
Democratisation for African Women.
Gibson, Vice President and Executive Committee Member,
Trimble Navigation Limited:
Knowledge and Technology Bridging the Gap between Cultures
Chris Gibson has been with Trimble since 1998 in a variety of
leadership roles including European finance and operations
director, European managing director, division vice president
for worldwide sales, general manager Global Services and most
recently general manager for the Survey Division. In April of
2009, he was appointed to serve as vice president, responsible
for the survey business, and executive committee member. In
December 2010, his role was expanded to include a number of
geographic regions and divisions, including building
construction, cadastral, railway, construction tools,
environmental and waste management as well as the Hilti joint
Gibson worked for Tandem Computers for nine years based in both
the UK and the Netherlands in a number of financial management
roles and following the acquisition by Compaq he was the
European Finance Director for the Tandem Business Unit.
Plenary Session 2: Governance and Regionalization
Friday 20 May 2011 9:00-10:30
Chair: Sr Abdel Alkharafi, President of the International
Federation of Engineering Organizations, Kuwait
Rapporteur: Prof. Dalal S. Alnaggar, FIG Vice President
||Mr. Saad Hassar,
the State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Morocco
Mr. Saad Hassar, the State Secretary of the Ministry of
Interior, began his career as head of the Inspection Service of
the Department of Public Works. He was appointed Chief of the
Division of Planning and programming in the same department. On
January 1st, 1980 he was appointed Director of Development at
the Office of Harbors Operation (ODEP) and also as the Director
of Administration of Vocational Training and Management training.
He was Special Adviser to the Secretariat of His Majesty the
King in supervising many projects such as AlAkhawayn University
in Ifrane (1991), the international hospital and residential and
cultural complex of Ifrane and the city of Sala AlJadida.
From January 1998 to 2002, Mr. Hassar was appointed Director
General of the National Agency of Land Conservation, Cadastre,
and Mapping. In December 2002, Mr Saad Hassar was appointed as
Wali Manager of the Local Government Administrations.
||Prof. Omar Azziman,
the University of Law in Rabat, and Chairman of the Advisory
Commission of Regionalization (RCC).
Omar Azziman, professor at the University of Law in Rabat and
lawyer, is currently appointed as the Chairman of the Advisory
Commission of regionalization (RCC).
Between 1993 and 1995, he served as Minister Delegate to the
Prime Minister for Human Rights and had being appointed Minister
of Justice between 1997 and 2002. He is a member of the Academy
of the Kingdom of Morocco since 1996, and was appointed
ambassador of Morocco to Spain in 2004.In March 2007 he was
appointed honorary member of the Carlos III Foundation in
recognition of his contribution and to the agreement between
Morocco and Spain.
On 14 November 2006, he received the Spanish organization
"Senior Forum," an influential forum for reflection and dialogue,
under the patronage of King Juan Carlos of Spain first, the
price "Master of Or "entitling access to this prestigious inner
circle which includes nearly 650 opinion leaders in various
fields ranging from politics to culture through the economy,
business, University, Armed Forces and the Church Spain.
||Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Holger Magel, Full Professor and Director of Institute of
Geodesy, GIS and Land Management at the Technische Universität
München, Germany and Honorary President of FIG:
Governance and Regionalization: New Paradigms for Transparent
Politics and Accountable Civic Engagement
Dr.-Ing. Holger Magel, born in 1944.
Since 1978 Acting with the Bavarian State Ministry of Food,
Agriculture and Forestry in the Rural Development Department, in
charge of building up the Bavarian Village Renewal Programme as
well as establishing a new Method of Landscape Conservation and
Regional Planning within Rural Development.
Since 1 Feb. 1995 Head of Department in the Ministry and
Director General of the Bavarian Administration for Rural
Development with a staff of about 2,000 engineers and
Since 1986 Lectures for geodesists, civil engineers and
geographers at the Universität der Bundeswehr München (up to
1990) and the Technische Universität München.
In 1993 Appointment as an Honorary Professor for Rural
Development at the Technische Universität München.
Since 1994 President of the Bavarian Academy for Rural Areas
"Bayerische Akademie Ländlicher Raum e.V.".
In 1992/93 Advisor of the European Commission for Rural
Development in Eastern Germany.
1984 - 1995 Chairman of the German Bund-Länder Team for Village
Renewal; member of the board of the European Association for
Rural Development and Village Renewal. Acting as an expert in
Eastern- and South Europe as well as in Asia and South America.
More than 300 expert publications and books on academic
education, landscape planning, village and rural development,
land management etc.(.see www.landentwicklung-muenchen.de).
Since 1998 Full University Professor (Ordinarius), Head of the
Chair of Land Management and Joint Director of the Institute for
Geodesy, GIS and Land Management, Technische Universität
Since 2001 Programme Director of the Master's Programme Land
Management and Land Tenure for professionals at the Technische
2003 - 2006 President of the International Federation of
Plenary Session 3 – Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development
Saturday 21 May 2011 9:00-10:30
Chair : Prof: Mohamed Sadiki, President of the Institute of
Agronomy and Veterinary Medicien, the School of Geomatic Sciences and
Surveying Engineering, Morocco
Rapporteur: Prof. John Hannah, Chair of FIG Task Force on
Surveyors and Climate Change, New Zealand
Sadiki, Executive Director of the Institut Agronomique et
Vétérinaire Hassan II. He graduated from the same Institute in
1984. He got a Ph.D. in agronomy plant breeding and PhD in
Quantitative Genetics from the University of Minnesota (USA) in
He served since 1986 as a head of the Laboratory for Research in
plant Genetics and Agricultural Biodiversity at the IAV. From
June 2005 to June 2009, he was elected Director of Scientific
Research and Doctorate studies at IAV Hassan II. He conducted
numerous international missions across the 5th continents
scientific events, workshops, study meetings, event planning,
consultation and expertise. He served as an expert for various
international organizations and development agencies. He is
member of several associations and societies at the national and
international levels. He is Author of several books on
scientific and technical themes.
||Mr. Abdelkebir Zahoud,
Secretary of State to the Minister of Energy Mines, Water and
Abdelkebir Zahoud is currently the Secretary of State to the
Minister of Energy Mines, Water and Environment, in charge of
water and environment. He had an engineering degree from the
School Hassania of public works in Casablanca, he served from
1978 to 1995 as head of service organization and methods to the
general Directorate of hydraulics, then Secretary General of the
School Hassania of Public Works.
||Mr. Kamel Ayadi,
International Consultant in Science Engineering and Technology.
Mr. Kamel Ayadi served as a Secretary of State in the Tunisian
government from 2004 to 2006 and as President of the Tunisian
National Regulatory Authority of Telecommunications from 2001 to
Kamel Ayadi is the former President of the World Federation of
Engineering Organisations (WFEO),Chairman of its Honorary Board,
Founding Chairman of WFEO’s Anti-Corruption Standing Committee
since 2007. After having served in leadership positions in
numerous engineering societies, including President of the
Tunisian Order of Engineers, he was elected in October 2003 as
the president-Elect of the World Federation of Engineering
Organisations then served as Executive President from 2005 to
2007.Prior to that he served as Vice President of the WFEO,
Chairman of the standing Committee on ICT from 1999 to 2005.
He has written more than 50 papers and lectured in more than 60
congresses. He chaired more than 40 international events on
science engineering and technology, including WEC2011 (Geneva),
WEW 2010(Buenos Aires), WFEO Congresses India 2007, Kuwait 2009.
||Prof. Stig Enemark,
Professor in Problem Based Learning and Land Management, Aalborg
University, Denmark and FIG President 2007-2010:
The Climate Change Challenge: the Role of Land Professionals
Prof. Stig Enemark, born 1943, Copenhagen, Denmark is the
immediate Past President of the International Federation of
Surveyors (FIG) and Professor in Problem Based Learning and Land
Management, Aalborg University, Denmark (since 2003).
He has Master of Science in Surveying, Planning and Land
Management 1966. License for private practice, 1970.
Professor Enemark has been Reader in Land Management, Aalborg
University, Department of Development and Planning (1991-2003).
Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Aalborg
University (1982-1991). Assistant Professor, Aalborg University
(1979-81). Public Administration (1981-82). Consultant Surveyor
in private practice (1968-1978).
Awarded the Danish Real Estate Prize 1991. Invited Fellow of
RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK) since 1991.
Appointed National Expert to the European Union in the areas of
Land Management and Spatial Planning Systems, since 1993.
He has undertaken consultancies to the Danish National
Government on Cadastral and Land Management issues, and to
National Governments especially in Eastern Europe and
Sub-Saharan Africa on the establishment of Land Administration
Systems and related educational and capacity building issues.
He published several books, consultancy reports, and more than
250 articles on cadastre, land management and spatial planning,
and on the interaction between Education, Research and
Professional Practice. Invited papers presented to more than 60