Human Cities Coalition Launch

Building Liveable Cities Together

Date: April 20, 2017

Time: 09:30-13:00

Location: AkzoNobel Auditorium
Christian Neefestraat 2, Amsterdam

Host

Mark Eddo| MD Mark Eddo Media & Former BBC +ITN Business Correspondent

Keynote speakers

Ton Büchner | CEO AkzoNobel
Jan Peter Balkenende | Former Dutch Prime Minister and Chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition
Lilianne Ploumen | Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
Reina Buijs | Deputy Director General for International Cooperation, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sheela Patel | Chairman Slumdwellers International
Ofelia Bagotlo | Slum Federation Leader, Slum Dwellers International
Emily Mohohlo | Management Committee Slum Dwellers International
Christine Musisi | Director for External Relations UN-Habitat
Fleur Henderson & Ronald Lenz | Directors, Human Cities Coalition

Panellists
William Cobbett | Director of Cities Alliance
Nico Keijzer | Director of SDI the Netherlands
William Britt Gwinner | Head Housing Finance at IFC
Gert Kroon | Managing Director Arcadis the Netherlands
Theresa Audrey O. Esteban | Urban planner, Erasmus University


Join international business leaders, government policymakers, NGOs, knowledge institutes, and civil society organisations at the launch of Human Cities Coalition.

Human Cities Coalition (HCC) is a Dutch public-private partnership dedicated to making cities more sustainable, inclusive and resilient. With AkzoNobel as our founding partner, we have 150+ stakeholders and 20 contributing partners dedicated to achieving SDG11 and the New Urban Agenda. We do so by building sustainable business cases for challenges in the slums of Jakarta and Manila. HCC takes a human-centered approach and combines the power of local communities with the interests of the private, public and financial sector to build viable solutions for flooding, pollution, sanitation, drinking water, waste and more.

Our event will provide attendees with in-depth insight into our ambitions, our unique way of working, and our accomplishments thus far.

For more information about our speakers, click here.

Programme

  • 09:30 Registration and coffee
  • 10:00 Introduction by Ton Büchner, CEO AkzoNobel
  • 10:05 Video of activities in Manila
  • 10:10 Keynote Jan Peter Balkenende, former Dutch Prime Minister and Chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition
  • 10:20 Keynote Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and Reina Buijs, Deputy Director General for International Cooperation, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 10:35 Keynote Ton Büchner, CEO AkzoNobel
  • 10:45 Slums and the City by Sheela Patel, Ofelia Bagotlo & Emily Mohohlo, Slum Dwellers International
  • 10:55 Video of activities in Jakarta
  • 11:00 The Human Cities Coalition 2017 by Ronald Lenz and Fleur Henderson
  • 11:10 Investing in the New Urban Agenda by Christine Musisi Director External Relations, UN-Habitat
  • 11:20 Panel discussion “How we build future Liveable Cities together”
    • William Cobbett | Director of Cities Alliance
    • Nico Keijzer | Director of SDI the Netherlands
    • William Britt Gwinner | Head Housing Finance at IFC
    • Gert Kroon | Managing Director Arcadis the Netherlands
    • Audrey Theresa Esteban | Urban planner, Erasmus University
  • 11:50 Call for Action & Closing Remarks by André Veneman, director corporate sustainability AkzoNobel
  • 11:55 Invitation by Mark Eddo to build the intention wall
  • 12:00 Networking lunch
  • 13:00 End of launch

Partners

hcc-partners

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