"OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN IMPLEMENTING THE HABITAT
Experience in making capacity building work
the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies
(IHS) Thursday 7th June,
3.00 - 5.00 PM
Conference Room C
staff members, together with their counterparts, will share
their experience in the area of capacity building, look
for lessons and discuss what they mean for the future.
each speaker the key points will be:
1. What was the connection to the Habitat Agenda?
2. What did you do to implement the ideas in the programme?
3. What has been the experience so far?
4. What lessons have you learned for this that help us move
Presenters and subjects
minister of Local Governance and Rural Development from
Ghana will share the Ghana experience in capacity building
to support decentralisation. From Forbes Davidson (IHS staff
member) and our SINPA partners Mr. Loton (Bangladesh) and
Mrs. Maria Luisa (Bolivia) you will learn more about the
Programme of Support for Implementation of National Plans
of Action (SINPA) for Bangladesh, Bolivia and Zambia. This
will be followed by a short presentation by Forbes Davidson
on research on participative processes. Subsequently Mrs.
Mariana Llona of DESCO, Peru, partner of the Dutch development
organisation CORDAID will share their knowledge about the
role of an international NGO in capacity building. After
that Liliana Miranda Sara (representative of the PEGUP Programme
Peru) will share her experience on partnerships in capacity
Emiel Wegelin, director of IHS, will start the event with
an introduction and will chair the panel discussion: "What
does this experience mean for future priorities for action
at city, national and international level?" This discussion
will focus on two points:
The lessons coming from the cases presented and the panellists
own experience; and
2. What these lessons and experiences means for priority
The open discussion will lead on from this.
Launch of the IHS publication: "New Institutional Forms
in Urban Management: Emerging Practices in Developing and
event will be closed with the launch of IHS' new publication
on "New Institutional Forms in Urban Management: Emerging
Practices in Developing and Transitional Countries", edited
by Emiel Wegelin, Meine Pieter van Dijk and Marike Noordhoek.
This collection of essays explores the evolution of new
institutional forms and includes essays from both IHS staff
members and professionals from outside IHS.