A NETWROKING EVENT Organized by the American Red Cross International Services Department.
WHEN : 17 October, from 04:30 p.m. - 06:30 p.m.
WHERE : Room MR7 the venue of the Habitat III Conference, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana "Benjamin Carrion" .
This networking event will convene diverse stakeholders to explore the key elements that make poor urban communities’ self-reliant and resilient and how humanitarian and development actors can support and catalyze this process. The event will stimulate discussions around how to leverage inherent abilities of communities to develop innovative solutions to address ever-increasing risk of emergent disasters and everyday adversities particularly in informal settings in urban areas. The community solutions, which will be presented during the event, will demonstrate the multiplier effects of connecting diverse actors and networks that already exist in cities.
After the keynote speech, the participants at this event are invited to join the discussions on a rotating basis at the solution tables.
Community based GIS mapping and building city coalitions for urban flood preparedness (Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania)
Reducing disaster risk and social mobilization in emerging informal settlement areas (Canaan, Haiti).
Role of public spaces in informal settlements in building community resilience and cohesion (Port-au-Prince, Haiti).
Youth engagement in creating safer and inclusive neighborhoods during recovery and urban reconstruction (Ecuador).
Micro-credit approaches to house retrofitting and the overall urban interventions (Habitat for Humanity)
Peta Jakarta: Harnessing the power of social media to gather, sort, and display information about flooding for Jakarta residents in real time (Indonesia)
Harnessing emerging technologies to serve community-identified needs, particularly to address fire risk in slum areas (Nairobi, Kenya).
* Registration at Habitat III is required to attend.
- Ecuador Red Cross
- EVA Studio
- French Red Cross
- Habitat for Humanity
- Haiti Red Cross
- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC)
- Kenya Red Cross
- Peta Jakarta
- Slum Dwellers International, Africa
- Tanzania Red Cross
- The World Bank
- UCLBP, Haiti
- UNICEF Kenya