Theme: Sustainable Building, Waste Not.
Expanding international outreach plays an important part in the GBCNA’s advocacy work of sustainable built environment. Since its inauguration on 15 February 2012 as an Associated Working Group, and legally registered on 04 March 2013, the GBCNA has been actively participating in the green building conventions including leading a delegation to Cape Town in South Africa in 2012 and organising the GBCNA Mini-Convention on 15 March 2013, delegations to the first WorldGBC Convention in Africa held Cape Town in 2013, and the one in Sao Paulo in August 2014, after holding the first Annual GBCNA Convention in July 2014 in Windhoek City, supported by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Corporate founder members Environment Investment Fund (Platinum), Bicon Namibia (Silver), and Aurecon Namibia (Bronze). A GBCNA delegation to the Annual GBCSA Conventions is now routine, and the one held in October 2014 was not left out. We have networking support from local like-minded green revolution NGOs like Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) for which we are associate members. We got in our first Convention last year involvement by green built environment professionals from Namibia, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. In this second convention GBCNA is calling for papers from across the African continent as well as friends from the rest of the world.