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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
12.30pm 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

Moderator:
Oanh Ha, Asia Consumer & Health Team Leader, Bloomberg, Hong Kong
10.30am Networking Break
11.00am Plenary: 1 Can technology solve the housing crisis in Asia-Pacific?

Richard Northcote, Chief Sustainability Officer, Covestro, Belgium

Chandran Nair, Founder & CEO, GIFT, Hong Kong

Cecilia Melin, Managing Director, Asian Technology Advisors & Habitat Japan Board Member

Moderator:
Vasudevan Suresh, President, Good Governance India Corporation
12.00pm Lunch
1.15pm Bringing design into the construction of sustainable communities

Rhea Silva, Founder & CEO, Chototel, India

Pratima Joshi, Executive Director, Shelter Associates, India

Moderator:
Maggie Ma, Founder, DOMAT, Hong Kong
Housing finance from a microfinance perspective

Faeyza Khan, Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation, Pakistan

Sothany Chun, CEO, First Finance, Cambodia

Moderator:
Naeem Razwani, Associate Director, Financial Inclusion Asia-Pacific, Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, Habitat for Humanity International
Enhancing urban resilience through participatory design and planning

Emily Chan, Professor, Assistant Dean, & Associate Director, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Deependra Nath Sharma, Secretary, Government of Nepal

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

Water and sanitation as an integral component of urban planning

Piet Dircke, Global Leader - Water Management, Arcadis, Netherlands

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

Rajan Samuel, National Director, Habitat for Humanity India

Moderator:
Philo Alto, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Asia Value Advisors, Hong Kong
2.15pm Using technology to map land use and address housing needs

Matthew Cua, CEO, SkyEye, Philippines

John Armstrong, National Director, Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh

Moderator:
Hillary Harp, Vice President, Legal & General Counsel, Habitat for Humanity International, United States
Channeling the power of youth through volunteering

Ming Wai Lau, Chairman, HKSAR Commission on Youth, Hong Kong

Marta Peña, Shelter, focus on Americas, Asia-Pacific & Europe regions, Disaster & Crissis Prevention, Response & Recovery, Switzerland

Bird Tang, Executive Director/Founder, Voltra, Hong Kong

Moderator:
Dan Koon-hong Chan, Project Manager, Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Initiative, Hong Kong

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

Vidhee Garg, Principal, Affordable housing institute, United States

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

Moderator:
Jane Katz, Director of International Affairs & Programs, Habitat for Humanity International, United States

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

Steven Weir, Vice-President, Global Program Develoment & Support, Habitat for Humanity International, United States

Laxman Perera, Human Settlement Officer, UN-Habitat, Japan

Moderator:
Maura Wong, Founder & CEO, The IDEA, Hong Kong

3.15pm Networking Break
4.00pm Plenary: 2 Developing partnerships- sharing risks and rewards

Chua Hoi Wai, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Council of Social Services

Jonas George Soriano, Deputy Executive Director, Office of the Cabinet Secretary, Philippines

Yoshinobu Fukasawa, Director, Overseas Business Department, Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd., Japan

Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International, United States

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?

Sharon Chow, Chief Executive Officer, Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation, Hong Kong

Gwendolyn Pang, Head of Country Cluster, Country Cluster Support Team, IFRC, China

Moderator:
Steven Weir, Vice-President, Global Program Development & Support, Habitat for Humanity International, United States

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

Max Nino-Zarazua, Consultant, Bath Social & Development Research, United Kingdom

Corinna Salzer, Managing Director, Base Builds, Singapore

Ajay Suri, Regional Adviser, Cities Alliance, India

Moderator:
Marja Hoek Smit, Director, International Housing Finance Program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, United States

12.00pm Lunch
1.15pm Tried and tested innovations for affordable housing in Asia-Pacific.

Maricen Jalandoni, General Manager, Base Bahay Foundation, Philippines

Illac Diaz, Founder, Liter of Light, Philippines

Moderator:
Joyce Lau, Communications Director, Civic Exchange, Hong Kong

Can impact investment bring development and profit?

Vidhee Garg, Principal, Affordable Housing Institute, United States

Francis Wah-sing Ngai , Founder & 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, Brazil

Leeanne Marshall, Shelter Delegate, Australian Red Cross

Sapana Pradhan Malla, Justice, Supreme Court of Nepal

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

Should slum upgrading be a priority for Asia-Pacific?

Laxman Perera, Human Settlement Officer, UN-Habitat, Japan

Moderator:
Christopher DeWolf, Author & Journalist, Hong Kong,

2.15pm 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:
Irantzu Serra-Lasa, Director, Housing & Human Settlements Asia-Pacific, Habitat for Humanity International, Philippines
How should governments and non-profit organizations work together to achieve resilient communities?

Guo Hong, Research Fellow, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, China

Larry O'Brien, Manager, International Strategies, Compass Housing Services, Australia

Celine D’Cruz, Urban Practitioner, Asian Coalition for Housing Rights, China

Moderator:
Paul Zimmermann, Founder & CEO, Designing Hong Kong

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

David Gazashvili, Country Director, Care Philippines

Yashoda Timsina, Information Commissioner, National Information Commission, Nepal

David Begbie, Director, Global Village Life X-perience, Crossroads International, Hong Kong

Moderator: Adella Namagembe, Representative, Refugee Union, Hong Kong

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

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

Bernadette Bolo-Duthy, National Director, Habitat for Humanity Cambodia

H.E. Prak Angkeara, Deputy Director, General Department of Housing, Ministry of Management, Urban Planning and Construction, Cambodia

Moderator:
Chang, Ping Hung Wallace, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Hong Kong Universit

3.15pm Networking Break
4.00pm Closing plenary

Rick Hathaway, Vice-President Asia-Pacific, Habitat for Humanity International, Philippines

Tjada D’Oyen McKenna, COO at Habitat for Humanity International, United States

Nirnaya Shrestha, Youth Ambassador, Habitat for Humanity Nepal

Moderator:
Anita Kapoor, TV Host


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