Dr. Sharaf BANNAGA  
  Chairman of Bannaga Consult  

Dr. Bannaga is currently the President of the Organizing Council of Consultancy Firm (OCCF) , Sudan., and the owner & Executive Director of the consultancy firm “ Bannaga Consult ”, graduated from the University of Loughborough with MSc and PhD in 1974 and 1977, respectively and granted BSc from Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum in 1971.

Started his practice in many international and national firms and institutions, in his early stages of practice, worked at the reputable international consultancy firm Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners Consulting Engineers in London and supervised many international projects. Later he joined the Saudi Arabian National Guard in Riyadh in 1979 where he managed and supervised many housing projects for the Saudi National Guards, especially, water supply, sewerage and storm water projects. After gaining a great experience, he moved to the Arabian Centre for Engineering Consultation. In mid eighties, Dr. Bannaga joined the UN and worked as expert in Riyadh in UNDTCD and participated in regional planning projects and other projects undertaken by the Physical Planning Agency, Ministry of Municipal & Rural Affaires, and KSA.

In 1989 Sudan Government called Dr. Bannaga and appointed him as a Minister of Engineering Affaires and later Minister of Housing & Public Utilities- Khartoum State until he left in mid 2001. During his mandate he achieved a lot of works that changed the face of Khartoum Capital; the first successful project was the re-planning & restructuring building of the Capital urban structure and reallocation of urban functions. In 1994 he was granted the Star of Achievement , the highest medal of the state for officials as a reward for his outstanding performance. He executed the giant Housing Plan of the Capital which paved the way for all of the Capital's citizens to settle. He as well renewed and maintained the Khartoum Sewerage Networks and expanded the water systems together with the transportation networks to cope with burgeoning population which surpassed over five million. One of Dr. Bannaga's most known achievements in Khartoum is the construction of the Salvation Bridge that links Khartoum and Omdurman cities and upon its completion he was granted the medal of Sudan's Loyal Son in 2000, the highest medal granted to the Sudanese by the state and he ranks number seven of those granted since Independence Day .

It is worth mentioning that Dr. Bannaga has been rewarded by international and regional institutions; he was granted the Prize of The British Institution of Water Engineers & Scientists in 1979, the Arab Environmental Shield from Arabian Union for Youth and Environment , Arab League in 1996, the Honorary Doctorate from the University of Juba, South Sudan in 1999, and the Honorary Doctorate from the University of Khartoum in 2001. Granted the prize of the best research in Transportation by the Arab Engineers Union in 2016.

Dr. Bannaga is a recognized engineer. He is a Fellow of the British Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management- CIWEM, the Sudan Engineering Society and Chairman of the cultural committee for two terms He is a member of the International Society of City and Regional Planners- ISOCARP, the British Institution of Water Engineers and Scientists- IWES, the British Institution of Public Health Engineers- IPHE, and the American Society of Civil Engineers – ASCE.

He published many papers in reputable scientific journals and publications (outstanding work) and had been rewarded for some of them. He edited many books documenting the achievements of the Ministry of Engineering Affairs and Housing, Khartoum state which have been published by Zurich University (ETH: Swiss Federal Institute) , and these include: Treatment of Squatter Settlements, Reorganization of Villages and Reallocation of Urban Functions, Alingaz Bridge , The Displaced and Peace in Sudan, The Homeless at Masses at Home, Management of Islamic Cities between the Visions of Today and the Islamic Doctrine, Land Right of Use and Management Paradigm

He is currently the President of the Organizing Council for Consultancy Firms, Sudan OCCF., and the owner & Executive Director of the consultancy firm “ Bannaga Consult ”, Associated Professor, Sudan University of Science and Technology , member of the Council of Ministers' Consulting Group, Chairman of two NGOs and Deputy Chairman for Alsogya Charity Organization .


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