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Schedule

9.00am Wharton Habitat for Humanity Housing Finance Course
10.30am Networking Break
11.00am Wharton Habitat for Humanity Housing Finance Course
12.00pm Lunch
1.00pm Wharton Habitat for Humanity Housing Finance Course
3.00pm Networking Break
3.30pm - 5.00pm Wharton Habitat for Humanity Housing Finance Course
9.00am Wharton Habitat for Humanity Housing Finance Course
10.30am Networking Break
11.00am Wharton Habitat for Humanity Housing Finance Course
12.00pm Lunch
1pm Youth Congress
2.30pm Networking Break
3.00pm Housing Leaders Roundtable
5.00pm - 7.00pm Speaker's Briefing + Networking Session
9.30am Opening plenary Housing at the center

Carrie Lam, Chief-Executive, HKSAR

Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International
10.30am Networking Break
11.00am Plenary 1 Can technology solve the housing crisis in Asia-Pacific?

Richard Northcote, Covestro

Chandran Nair, Founder & CEO, GIFT, Hong Kong

Moderator: Vasudevan Suresh, Former Chairman and Managing Director, HUDCO
12.00pm Lunch
1.00pm Bringing design into the construction of sustainable communities

Johan Karlsson, Better Shelter

Rhea Silva, Founder & CEO, Chototel

Pratima Joshi, Shelter Associates, India

Moderator:
Housing finance from a microfinance perspective

Faeyza Khan, Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation

Sothany Chun, First Finance, Cambodia

Dibyajyoti Pattnaik, Director, Annapurna/AMPL

Moderator: Naeem Razwani, Manager Capital Markets & Financial Inclusion Asia-Pacific
Enhancing urban resilience through participatory design and planning

Professor Emily Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Moderator: Dr. Rajib Shaw, Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan

Water and sanitation as an integral component of urban planning

Piet Dircke, Global Leader - Water Management

Neil Jeffery, Chief Executive, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor

2.30pm Using technology to map land use and address housing needs

Matthew Cua, CEO, SkyEye

Channeling the power of youth through volunteering

Mark Mauro Victorio, Participatory Approach to Safer Shelter and Settlement Awareness Youth, Philippines Red Cross

Moderator: Dan Chan, Representative, UN Major Group for Children and Youth

What tenure formalization strategies bring greater benefits for low-income populations?

Vidhee Garg, Principal, Affordable housing institute

Prof. Yang Tuan, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

Moderator: Jane Katz, Director of International Affairs and Programs, Habitat for Humanity International

Can SDG 11 bring real changes to the way urbanization unfolds?

Mariko Sato, UN-Habitat

Steven Weir, Vice-President, Global Programs, Habitat for Humanity

Moderator: Maura Wong, Founder, The IDEA

3.30pm Networking Break
4.00pm Plenary 2 Developing partnerships- sharing risks and rewards

Gloria Jumamil-Mercado, Undersecretary at Office of the Cabinet, Republic of the Philippines

Anita Arjundas, Mahindra Lifespaces

Jimmy Masrin, CEO,Caturkarsa Megatunggal, Indonesia

Moderator: Richard Welford, Chairman, CSR Asia, Hong Kong

6.30pm - 9.00pm Networking Dinner
9.30am Plenary 3 Is grassroots governance the solution for resilient communities?

Xavier Castellanos, Regional Director, IFRC Asia-Pacific

Dr Mujun Mun, Project Manager, Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Research and Development Centre

Lalith Lankatilleke, Former UN Habitat Senior Officer

Moderator: Steven Weir, Vice-President, Global Programs, Habitat for Humanity

10.30am Networking Break
11.00am Plenary 4 Housing as a catalyst for economic growth: a value chain approach

Sanjay Nayar, CEO, KKR India

Max Nino-Zarazua, Associate Consultant, Bath Social & Development Research Ltd.

Corinna Salzer, Managing Director, Base Builds, Singapore

Moderator: Marja Hoek Smit

12.00pm Lunch
1.30pm Tried and tested innovations for affordable housing in Asia-Pacific.

Maricen Jalandoni, Base Builds, Hilti Foundation

Illac Diaz, Liter of Light

Moderator: Alok Gupta, freelance journalist

Can impact investment bring development and profit?

Vidhee Garg, Principal, Affordable housing institute

Francis Ngai, Wah Sing, Founder and CEO, Social Ventures Hong Kong

Moderator: Caroline McLaughlin, Director, Partnerships, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Singapore

Housing policy challenges in ensuring gender equality

Ana Claudia Rossbach, Regional Adviser – LAC, Cities Alliance

Leeanne Marshall, Shelter And Settlements Advisor, Australian Red Cross

Moderator: Sri Sofjan, Senior Strategist, Huairou Commission, Indonesia,

Should slum upgrading be a priority for Asia-Pacific?

Oscar Carracedo, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore

Laxman Perera, Human Settlement Officer, UN-Habitat

Moderator: Christopher DeWolf, Hong Kong Journalist,

2.30pm What’s new? Impact of latest technology on affordable housing

Justino Arboleda, President, Coco Technologies Corporation, Philippines

Stephen Jones, Director, Woods Bagot, Hong Kong

Moderator:

How should governments and non-profit organizations work together to achieve resilient communities?

Guo Hong, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, China

David Adamson, Knowledge Manager, Compass Housing, Australia

Moderator: Paul Zimmermann, Designing HK

Finding a place: ensuring decent shelter in an era of displacements

What does ideal housing policy for an urban context look like?

Christopher Pablo, Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank, Bangladesh

Wang Jing, Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

Moderator: Chang, Ping Hung Wallace, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong

3.30pm Networking Break
4.00pm Closing plenary

Rick Hathaway, Vice-president Asia-Pacific, Habitat for Humanity International

Tjada McKenna, COO at Habitat for Humanity International

Moderator: Anita Kapoor, TV Host


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