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Construction Innovation, Excellence and Sustainability for Inclusive Economic Growth”


The National Construction Industry Council (NCIC) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1996 (Cap 53:05 of the Laws of Malawi) to Regulate, Promote and Develop the construction industry in Malawi. Since then, the Council together with its stakeholders continue to exert efforts towards creating an enabling environment for the development of a vibrant, efficient and sustainable local construction industry that meets the demand for its services to support sustainable local development objectives. The Council envisions a sustainable and internationally competitive industry that is able to positively respond to industry demand as well as technological advancement in provision of quality infrastructure products and services nationally and internationally.

The Construction Industry contributes significantly to the social economic development of many countries through provision of products and services that support agriculture, transport, health, education and many other sectors. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), recently adopted by the United Nations, just as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) before them, have again given the Construction Industry prominence in achieving resilient and sustainable economic growth. We consider this as a direct call for stakeholders in the industry to double their efforts to address challenges facing the sector and take full advantage of available opportunities to effectively contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.

In keeping with its vision, mission and goals, NCIC is planning to host the 6th International Construction Conference in August, 2018 in Mangochi. It is envisaged that the conference will provide a platform for stakeholders to share experiences, tease out solutions to challenges facing the industry and strategize on the future of the industry.

Objective of the International Construction Conference

The International Construction Conference shall aim at achieving the following


  • To share and take stock of current best practices for Construction excellence
  • To adopt Inclusive and Sustainable Construction Practices in Planning, Designing and Implementation of Projects
  • To Promote Excellence, Professionalism and enhanced Standards and Quality
  • To enhance and embrace Innovation and Creativity in the Construction Industry

Conference Theme

The theme of the conference is Construction Innovation, Excellence and Sustainability for Inclusive Growth”

 Conference Sub Themes

  • Excellence Professionalism and Quality
  • Sustainable and Inclusive Infrastructure and Development
  • Construction Innovation, Research and Development
  • Practical project management challenges in Malawi

 Submission of abstracts

All researchers, practitioners, developers and persons engaged in the construction industry are hereby invited to submit papers and insightful case studies on the theme and any of its sub themes for the conference by 23rd March, 2018. Please take note that all submissions will undergo a peer review process and the successful ones will be published for the conference.

 Additional Information

For further information about the conference, please contact:


Or contact

Mr. Lyford Gideon

Corporate Affairs Officer

National Construction Industry Council

Private Bag A146



Tel: (265) 1 725, 569 / 529

Fax: (265) 1 725 535

Cell: (265) 999 924 426


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